American Airlines Orders 250 Electric Flying Taxis, Reserves 50 of Those

American Airlines conditionally pre-ordered 250 of Vertical Aerospace’s VX4 eVTOLs in June 2021, with an option for 100 more. On July 15, 2022, American agreed to delivery slots on the first 50 of those.

eVTOLs, short for Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft, are seen by some as the future of short-distance air travel and as a contribution towards the air industry’s target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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