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Aviation: Taxis

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL323, tabled on 22 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the regulatory requirements needed for the introduction of so-called "flying taxis".

Answered on

4 November 2019

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the independent body responsible for regulating aviation in the UK. The CAA established an Innovation Hub this year, which is engaging with innovative aviation companies, including those seeking to gain permission to operate Electric ‘Air taxis’ in the UK.

In August, the Prime Minister announced a £300 million joint investment, from the Government and industry, through the Future Flight Challenge, which will support the development of innovative aviation systems and the infrastructure and regulations needed to support them.