Boeing has entered into a strategic partnership
with Kitty Hawk Corporation to collaborate on future efforts to
advance safe urban air mobility.
The partnership brings together the innovation
of Kitty Hawk’s Cora division with Boeing’s scale and aerospace
“Working with a company like Kitty Hawk brings
us closer to our goal of safely advancing the future of mobility,”
said Steve Nordlund, vice president and general manager of Boeing
NeXt, an organization that is laying the foundation for a next-generation mobility ecosystem in which autonomous and piloted
vehicles can safely coexist. “We have a shared vision of how
people, goods and ideas will be transported in the future, as well
as the safety and regulatory ecosystem that will underpin that
Kitty Hawk Corp., headquartered in Mountain
View, California, builds electric transportation solutions and is named
after the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where
the Wright Brothers took flight for the first time in 1903.
company’s portfolio of vehicles includes Cora, a two-person air
taxi and Flyer, a vehicle for personalized flight.
“Kitty Hawk was started to advance technology
in flight and bring new innovations to life,” said Sebastian Thrun,
co- founder and CEO of Kitty Hawk. “I am excited about our
companies working together to accelerate making safe electric
flight a reality.”