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Boeing Believes Flying Cars Will Happen “Faster than Any of Us Understand”

Bloomberg News (3/1, Johnsson, Levin) reports that in an interview, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said that flying vehicle technology “is near enough to occupy the present-day plans of Boeing’s leadership.” Muilenberg said, “I think it will happen faster than any of us understand. Real prototype vehicles are being built right now. So the technology is very doable.”

Bloomberg writes that “autonomous air taxis and parcel-hauling drones have the potential to be the next disruption to sweep the aerospace industry, with Boeing and arch-rival Airbus SE among the manufacturers racing to stake a claim,” adding that the Boeing chief sees the new technology “as a rare opening to shape a new transportation ecosystem.”