Mar 2024

Boeing Self-Flying Air Taxi Venture Wisk Aero Sets Plan for Texas Service

Wisk Aero—the self-flying, electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi venture of Boeing—is eyeing Texas as one of its launch markets.

The manufacturer announced a partnership with the city of Sugar Land, Texas, to bring advanced air mobility (AAM) to the Greater Houston area, including plans to build a vertiport at Sugar Land Regional Airport (KSGR).

Wisk and the city will assess locations for a vertiport and potential training and maintenance facilities at the airport, which has been designated as a reliever airport for George Bush Intercontinental Airport (KIAH) and Hobby Airport (KHOU) in Houston. Sugar Land Regional manages 75,000 operations annually, with capacity for up to 268,000.

The initial partnership is intended to establish a larger Wisk network connecting the entire region, such as routes between downtown Houston and the Houston Airport System.

“The Greater Houston area is experiencing some of the highest population growth in the country, which calls for new and efficient ways to move across the region,” said Brian Yutko, CEO of Wisk. “Sugar Land’s strategic location within the Greater Houston region, and its forward-thinking city leadership, make it an ideal partner for us and one that is uniquely positioned as an early leader in the launch of air taxi services.”

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