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Air taxi will appear in Moscow

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The company VR-Technologies (part of the Russian Helicopters holding) and Yandex.Taxi signed an agreement to create a city air mobility system, RIA reports from the signing ceremony.

From BP-Technologies, the agreement was signed by Alexander Okhonko, CEO, and from Yandex.Taxi, Alexey Fedotov, director of strategic partnerships.

As BP-Technologies General Director explained to reporters, the agreement provides for the joint development of an entire ecosystem, which includes drones and manned vehicles, an air traffic control system, and so on.

“Next year, test flights will begin in the suburbs and in the MKAD zone, and if safety and profitability are confirmed, we will plan flights from the city limits to the airport zone,” he said.

MIA Russia Today is the official information partner of the MAKS-2019 aerospace salon, which takes place in Zhukovsky near Moscow.

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