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Flying taxis could soon be a reality as rooftops in London are leased to be landing pads – The Irish Sun



FLYING taxis are closer than ever as companies have begun leasing rooftops across London to use as landing pads for them.

Uber, Airbus, BMW, Rolls-Royce and the Google-backed company Kitty Hawk are all working on flying taxi technology to take passengers on short airborne trips across cities.

  Flying taxis are closer than ever as firms have started leasing out rooftops to serve as landing pads

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Flying taxis are closer than ever as firms have started leasing out rooftops to serve as landing padsCredit: PARAMOUNT MIAMI WORLDCENTER
  Landing infrastructure companies Skyports has already agreed 15 rooftop licenses in London

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Landing infrastructure companies Skyports has already agreed 15 rooftop licenses in LondonCredit: PARAMOUNT MIAMI WORLDCENTER

The technology will have to pass strict safety tests before it can be used in the UK.

However, Skyports, a landing infrastructure company, has already agreed 15 rooftop licenses for landing pads across London.

Skyports co-founder Duncan Walker said: "We’re in a number of cities where we’re taking rooftop leases and also opening the world’s first vertiport, in Singapore, in three or four weeks."

Another company, SkyScape, said it is also in talks to start leasing rooftop spaces across London.

The city is set to be one of the biggest markets for flying taxis.


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