United Airlines Puts Down Deposit on Flying Taxis

United Airlines Holdings has paid a $10 million deposit for 100 electrical flying taxis, an indication that the airline is rising extra assured within the nascent know-how.

United and a regional airline it companions with final 12 months invested in Archer Aviation and struck a preliminary settlement to purchase as much as 200 of the flying taxis that the San Francisco Bay Space-based firm is growing. Different airways and leasing corporations have introduced their very own investments in flying-taxi startups and preliminary orders. However the plane haven’t but been authorized by regulators to fly passengers, and prospects typically haven’t needed to put down money.