Wisk, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company, revealed the world’s first self-flying, all-electric, four-passenger vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi. As Wisk’s go-to-market aircraft, Generation 6 represents the first-ever candidate for type certification by the FAA of an autonomous eVTOL.
Generation 6 combines industry-leading autonomous technology and software, human oversight of every flight, and an overall simplified design. With this aircraft, Wisk will redefine long-standing concepts of flight and usher in a safer, scalable, and more accessible era in aviation.
The aircraft has a capacity for four passengers, a range of 90 miles, a cruising speed of 120 knots and can fly at an altitude of 4,000 feet. The Generation 6 has a12 propeller design and boom configuration with improved propulsion systems, ilting propulsion units in front of the wing and fixed lift units aft of the wing are optimized for range, improved aircraft control and performance, and efficient energy management.
The larger passenger cabin has 4 seats and ample storage for baggage and personal carry-on items, making it one of the most versatile air taxis in the market.
“Our 6th Generation aircraft is the culmination of years of hard work from our industry-leading team, learnings from our previous generations of aircraft, commitment from our investors, and the evolution and advancement of technology.”Gary Gysin, CEO of Wisk.
Wisk is backed by The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation. Additionally, through its strategic partnership with Boeing, Wisk has a competitive advantage leveraging 100+ years of Boeing expertise in aircraft development, scale manufacturing, and certification. In addition, Boeing’s eVTOL and autonomy engineering resources help further advance Wisk’s development.