Dubai will have flying taxis before the US

In Dubai, air taxis will be managed for six years by a US company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger use.

The American company will operate air taxis in Dubai for six years. It builds all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger transportation.

Before the launch of the service in the emirate, the flying car manufacturer also received financial help from the Dubai government.

“We have signed a definitive agreement with the Dubai government giving Joby exclusive rights to operate air taxis in the Emirate for six years. The agreement includes financial support and identifies a regulatory pathway to enable early operations.”

the company said in its financial statement.

In it World Government Summit in February, Joby Aviation and from Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA) signed an agreement to start air taxi services in early 2026; job It had originally planned to start operating as early as 2025.

Through the agreement, the RTA provides a range of support, including financial tools, for the establishment and development of service activities in Dubai.

According Bonny Simi, president of Joby AviaciónThe United States won’t be the first country to use the company’s air taxi: Dubai will be the first.

According to J.oby Aviation Founder and CEO Joe Ben Bevirt They are also studying the possibility of establishing a manufacturing plant in the United Arab Emirates and other nearby nations.

“We have a manufacturing line in California and Ohio and we receive incentives of $330 million. We are in active discussions with the region regarding manufacturing opportunities in the region. And the UAE is among the countries in the region (to establish a manufacturing unit),”

saying Bevirt.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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