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Energy Company CEO Leads Successful U.K. Test of Flying Taxi

  • Vertical Aerospace completes test flight of prototype vehicle
  • Company founded and run by Ovo Energy CEO Stephen Fitzpatrick
Vertical Aerospace demonstration
Vertical Aerospace demonstrationSource: Vertical Aerospace

The founder of one of Britain’s national energy suppliers has a new company, and he intends for it to offer inter-city flying taxi services that take off and land vertically, within the next four years.

Vertical Aerospace, led by chief executive officer Stephen Fitzpatrick, and with ex-Airbus and Boeing engineers on staff, just completed its first successful test flight of an unmanned prototype vehicle.