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Flying electric cars: a new type of taxi from the movie “The Fifth Element” will start operating in the UAE for tourists

“Fantastic transport” as from the movie “The Fifth Element” or “Star Wars” – this is how the project for tourists, which is supposed to be launched in the UAE, has been certified. At least with this advertising statement – “eVTOL flying electric taxi will be your trip shortly” – Abu Dhabi Airport and the French company Groupe ADP opened their memorandum on the creation of a base for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) – these “flying electric taxis”. “in the emirate.

“The new system integrates flight technology with transformative aircraft designs that use electricity for hovering, takeoff and vertical landing, ensuring sustainable air transport for passengers and cargo,” commented Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and chief executive officer of the airport. “We are proud to partner with Abu Dhabi Airports to work together on the AAM roadmap and accelerate the development of the necessary infrastructure in Abu Dhabi,” said Philippe Martinet, Managing Director of Groupe ADP Airport Services.

At the moment, this company manages three main airports in Paris, known as Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly, and Paris-Le Bourget, in total it operates in 125 airports in 50 countries.

“The company’s practical experience in Paris as well as around the world gives them a deep understanding of operational and infrastructure challenges and will be able to provide Abu Dhabi with the support it needs to implement the AAM service in the emirate,” the company added. However, the dream of electric cars has practically not yet been realized.

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