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Boeing has joined forces with California-based Kitty Hawk with the aim of advancing air urban mobility.
Steve Nordlund, vice president and general manager of Boeing Next, a subsidiary focusing on exploring urban air mobility, says the partners will focus on "safely advancing the future of mobility".
Kitty Hawk's range of electric transportation solutions includes Cora, a two-seated air taxi, and Flyer, a vehicle for personalised flight.
In January, Boeing completed a test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle in the US state of Virginia.
Boeing is not the only company seeking to establish itself in urban air mobility. In May, RATP entered into an agreement with Airbus to explore the feasibility of this technology in the Île-de-France region.