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The Service “Yandex.Taxi” and the company “Russian Helicopters” (part of “rostec”) started negotiations on the possibility to integrate custom mobile application aggregator. The negotiations involved the government of Moscow and supplier of technical solutions for air traffic “Firm NITA”. About this newspaper “Kommersant”, citing a source.
At the initial stage of such transportation is proposed from Moscow to the suburbs, then from the Garden ring. According to the preliminary plan, deliver passengers to the helipad will be a car. In “Yandex.Taxi” confirmed that the conduct of such negotiations. Moreover, it is reported, in August 2019 during the International aerospace show all four sides intend to sign a cooperation agreement “to promote the concept of urban aeromobiles”.
Head of service and after-sales service, OOO “VR-Technologies” (part of “Russian Helicopters”) Ilya Mikhalchenko announced that between “Helicopters of Russia”, “Yandex.Taxi” and “Firm NITA” negotiations on the establishment of urban air transport. According to him, we are talking about the establishment of a full-fledged air taxi included in the public transport system. In transportation they want to use develop the helicopter now VRT500.
The possibility to order a helicopter through an aggregator of taxis will not increase the demand for the service, said a representative of the taxi service “Maxim” Paul Stennikov. He noted that short hops are not always faster or easier to travel by car because take-off and landing can only take place in certain places. In addition, the ability to fly is influenced by such factors as the weather.
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