Aircraft developers, operators, infrastructure companies, regulators and many others are working to develop this new eco-system of air transportation. The timeframes for launching operations varies by company and by region, but it is expected by the mid-2020s that New Air Mobility operations will be launched in a range of cities and regions in Europe and elsewhere in world.
The vision is to allow these aircraft to operate as flying taxis – booked on demand, allowing passengers to travel across a city, e.g. from the centre to the airport, in only a few minutes for a cost not much greater than a regular taxi fare. The exact routes and costs will evolve as the technologies mature and operations and markets are tested, but this promises to revolutionise the mobility of European citizens.