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United Channels ‘The Jetsons’ With Electric Air Taxis

Madhu Unnikrishnan
February 18th, 2021 at 9:05 AM EST

Photo credit: Archer and Wisk are engaged in an increasingly fraught legal battle over intellectual property. Archer

United’s plan to bridge the “last mile” with electric aircraft is ambitious, especially since the FAA hasn’t approved any electric engines for flight yet. Meanwhile, Spirit could have its 2019 capacity back by this summer. Airline Weekly colleagues Ned Russell and Madhu Unnikrishnan take a look at these issues as well as why Aeromexico’s bankruptcy and Interjet’s inability to pay its fuel bills might help Volaris.

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