The Last Word: DFW Airport’s Paul Puopolo on Offering Air Taxi Services by Early 2026

by | Mar 18, 2024
Puopolo told Cities Today that leaders at DFW Airport have "identified a location and are developing our strategy" for moving air taxis forward—and upward—in the region. 
Overair, a DFW Airport and Arlington Partner, Builds Its First Full-Scale ‘Butterfly’ eVTOL
by | Dec 20, 2023
Featuring four oversized rotors—over twice the size of those used by other eVTOL manufacturers—a spacious cabin, high payload, and "the quietest, most efficient operation" in its class, Overair’s Butterfly is designed for passenger, medical, cargo, and military applications
Overair, City of Arlington To Develop and Launch eVTOL Operations at Arlington Municipal Airport
by | Nov 16, 2023
Overair said it expects the eVTOL air taxi operations to offer a direct connection to Arlington's Entertainment District, the home of Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor, the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Arlington Renegades, and the WNBA’s Dallas Wings—as well as numerous restaurants, shopping centers, museums, and live entertainment venues. The service could begin in 2028.
Red Oak’s Qarbon Aerospace Partners with Hyundai Subsidiary on Electric Air Taxi Project
by | Jun 20, 2023
Supernal, a Washington, D.C.-based air taxi unit of Hyundai Motor Group, will use Qarbon's thermoplastic induction welding tech for its six-rotor air taxis. The air taxis are designed to carry up to four passengers with a pilot operating the controls, for quick trips within cities as soon as 2028.

Dallas’ Jaunt Air Mobility Advances in AFWERX HSVTOL Challenge With MAV 55

by | Feb 8, 2022
Jaunt is one of only 11 companies out of 200 entrants to get a next-stage investment from the High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing Concept Challenge. Its solution, the MAV 55, uses a patented slow rotor technology that delivers a lift-to-drag ratio up to five times better than a helicopter—and ultra-low noise that's "practically imperceptible" when flying.

Beyond defense, the startup founded in 2019 is also building commercial eVTOL aircraft that can move both people and packages.
North Texas’ Qarbon Aerospace Will Assemble LIFT’s HEXA Flying Cars
by | Jun 21, 2021
Qarbon will perform the complete system integration and assembly for HEXA eVTOL aircraft, which are designed for both recreational and military use—from flying car "entertainment experiences" over San Francisco Bay to air ambulance rescues by the U.S. Air Force.
A NASA illustration depicts the idea of a future air taxi hovering over a municipal vertiport. [Rendering: NASA/Lillian Gipson and Kyle Jenkins]
‘Checkmate’ on Highway Congestion? Planning Agency, NASA Team Up To Introduce Airborne Drones, Taxis To Relieve DFW Traffic Jams
by | Jun 14, 2021
The North Central Texas Council of Governments and NASA are working on long-term transportation plans, from delivery drones to passenger-carrying air taxis.

The Advanced Urban Air Mobility NASA partnership is one of many irons NCTCOG has in the fire to improve traffic flow in one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation.