Kitty Hawk has produced an all-electric, auto-piloted air taxi in New Zealand. The manufacturer, which is supported by Larry Page, has been focusing on the aircraft since 2010 and has made a lot improvements. Cora aircraft is the end product – a 2-seater aircraft that will fly up and land similar to a helicopter and soar forward like a plane.
The very first self-piloted take-off of their flying taxi prototype occurred in 2011, but it did not move on to upright take-off and forward trajectory until the first quarter of 2014. It used a human test pilot to display the flyer last August 2018 and, after accessing arrangements for the progression and experimentation of the venture with the administration of New Zealand, the very first self-automated air taxi was transported.
Flight checks soon went through under a scientific airworthiness document from the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority along with the United States Federal Aviation Administration. And right now Kitty Hawk has formally released the Cora project and initiated the quest for commercialization. The Cora project is yet another milestone in air travel and may soon open new developments.