Sugar Land partners with autonomous air taxi specialist Wisk

The City of Sugar Land, Texas, is partnering with advanced air mobility (AAM) company Wisk Aero to bring autonomous AAM to the Greater Houston region.

Under this new partnership, Wisk and Sugar Land will identify and assess a location at the Sugar Land Regional Airport for the development of vertiport infrastructure that would allow for Wisk’s autonomous air taxi operations.

The companies report that this initial partnership will lay the foundation and act as a gateway for the establishment of a larger network across the Greater Houston region.

Autonomous eVTOL operations

Wisk, a fully owned Boeing subsidiary headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, will provide advice on technical needs for autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) operations, including infrastructure, training, ground operational procedures, and plans for potential site expansion.

Sugar Land will focus on integrating AAM into its long-term plans, championing community engagement, and establishing operational policy, such as infrastructure permitting and noise levels.

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