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WATCH: The Vy 400 flying taxi can take you across the world at 650km/h

2018-07-03 21:00

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A flying taxi able to fly you at 650km/h debuted in June 2018. The $3.5-million Vy features a tilt-wing, fly-by-wire design that flies three times faster than traditional helicopters and has a range of more than 700km.

It is claimed to make the journey form New York to Boston in just 36 minutes. Boston-based Transcend Air Corporation announced the development of the Vy 400 (Vy), a six-seat, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, and the proposed launch of a new airline service that will deliver business travelers directly to and from major city centres.

No need for airports

They explain: "The Vy will provide faster, more affordable door-to-door service than either helicopters or conventional airplanes, without the need for airports. Transcend will deliver service right from major city centers, such as Manhattan and downtown Boston, using VTOL-ready landing pads."

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"This is a necessary and transformative addition to city-to-city transportation options. It solves multiple problems at once: we’ll take cars off congested roads, reduce pollution around airports, and lower the cost of air transportation while drastically reducing travel times," Greg Bruell, co-founder and CEO of Transcend said.

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