Airbus Helicopters partners with Blade
To boost Urban Air Mobility business
Airbus Helicopters and Fly Blade (“Blade”), a digitally-powered aviation company servicing 22 core routes in 7 US States, have signed a strategic partnership to develop new premium on-demand helicopter flight experiences, paving the way for enhanced urban air mobility solutions to benefit the future of vertical flight.
Launched in 2014, Blade arranges more civilian transport by helicopter than any other company in the US and specializes in offering customers a seamless end-to-end flying experience. This strategic alliance complements Airbus’ Voom offering in emerging markets. It will not only increase customer access to helicopters in urban areas, but it will bring more business to operators as their helicopters will be used more frequently in this new market environment.
The partnership will complement Airbus’ global UAM business strategy, which is already in swift development through Voom, the fast expanding helicopter taxi service which has flown thousands of passengers since it launched commercial operations in April 2017 in Sao Paulo and Airbus Ride, an event-based helicopter shuttle service in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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