French Authorities Study Plan to Launch Air Taxis in Paris

French Authorities Study Plan to Launch Air Taxis in Paris

Flying taxis will be introduced into the French capital by 2024 for the Olympic Games, in a $11.4 million project launched jointly by Airbus and the French transport operator, RATP Group.

The two companies, in partnership with airport operator Groupe ADP, the Paris Ile-de-France region and the French civil aviation authority (DGAC), are exploring the feasibility of "vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles" to start operating in Paris.

The feasibility study will focus on management, urban integration, maintenance, design and production..

Efforts are ongoing to find a site that is capable of hosting air taxis in the region around Paris and to have it ready within 18 months, AFP reported.

Source: Kataeb.org