Boeing conducted the first successful test flight of Autonomous passenger aircraft (passenger air vehicle, PAV). Test flight, held in Manassas (Virginia), did not last long and did not include horizontalno moving forward.
Prototype passenger aircraft, designed to be driven in urban areas, is battery-powered and it has a range of 50 miles (80 km). Its length is about nine meters, a width of 8.5 m.
“In just one year we’ve gone from conceptual design to flying prototype, “- said in a statement, Boeing technical Director Greg Hislop (Hyslop, Greg). Manual Boeing expressed hope that the aircraft companies eventually could be used to Park air taxis and other commercial air transport operations.
The question is, when these aircraft will be transferred from the test flights for transportation of people over short distances. Uber plans to launch Uber Air by 2023.