Vertical Aerospace are a manufacturing company based in the UK, dedicated to designing and building vertical take off and landing aircraft that are electric-powered and hence zero emission in use.
Over the next few years the company aims to launch a flying taxi service: they aim to be the first zero-emission aircraft most people fly on. Between skyscrapers in New York, perhaps – their partners include American Airlines, Rolls-Royce, Microsoft, and aircraft leasing business Avalon. They hope their vehicles will be affordable, and they they’ll ease road traffic in densely populated areas. Similar vehicles might be used to help in disaster relief situations, transporting medicines, food or casualties.