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Cora, an air taxi designed and built by Kitty Hawk Corporation, combines electric power, self-piloting software and vertical take-off.

Boeing and Kitty Hawk form strategic partnership

Boeing and Kitty Hawk Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility. The strategic partnership will bring together the innovation of Kitty Hawk's Cora division with Boeing's scale and aerospace expertise.

"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 transportation."

"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."

The agreement with Kitty Hawk Corp. is part of Boeing's disciplined, long-term strategy of entering into value-added partnerships that enhance and accelerate growth and deliver key differentiators for customers.

Press release issued by Boeing NeXT on July 1, 2019

 

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