Could Naples become the futuristic Los Angeles seen in famous films? Maybe yes, since the new project that involves the creation of flying taxis is being tested. Let’s see better how science fiction is becoming reality.
That reality is more magical than fiction is now there for all to see, but there is one very interesting new initiative. The project would arise from the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the aerospace district of Campania (DAC) and Gesac, or the company that manages the airports of Naples and Salerno, in order to create a system of “Advanced Air Mobility“.
The first vertical take-off taxi could rise into the sky from Capodichino airport much sooner than one might think, with a possible date even placed in 2023. The idea is to create an electric flying taxi, able to accommodate 4 people on board including the driver and with the ability to reach a height of 500 meters at a speed of about 100 km/h.
Apparently the first use will naturally be intended for tourism and specifically the communication between the Capodichino airport and the main tourist destinations throughout Campania. This is decidedly unusual news that has obviously caused discussion in recent days.
In fact, strong criticism has not been lacking and, moreover, this is not surprising, since we are talking about a decisive step forward in the technological field, but in a city where the public transport unfortunately does not shine for efficiency towards citizens and tourists.
As the first unmanned flying taxi named Lilium demonstrates, it is clear what the future awaits us in the coming years will be. It will be up to us to try to preserve what is uncontaminated (or almost) still remains of our planet: the sky.