Wisk reveals its ‘go-to market’ sixth generation autonomous aircraft


Wisk Aero has revealed Generation 6, its self-flying, four-passenger eVTOL. As Wisk’s go-to-market aircraft, Generation 6 is the “first-ever candidate” for type certification by the FAA of an autonomous eVTOL.

Gary Gysin, CEO of Wisk said: “In 2010, we set out to find a way to skip traffic and get to our destination faster. That inspiration evolved into a mission to deliver safe, everyday flight for everyone. Over the past 12 years, we’ve pursued that mission through the development of five different generations of full-scale aircraft.”

The 6th Generation aircraft is the culmination of years of “hard work” from our team. “Learnings from our previous generations of aircraft, commitment from our investors, and the evolution and advancement of technology,” added Gysin.

Wisk hopes its newest aircraft will “set the standard” for the air taxi market and the future of travel by leveraging safety, affordability and autonomous flight with human oversight.

Generation 6 offers a simplified design with fewer moving parts compared to previous aircraft. The design also has fully redundant systems and no single point of failure. It will be capable of cruising at 120kn with a range of 90miles (144km) with reserves. The air taxi will have a wingspan of 50ft and will travel at altitudes between 2,500ft and 4000ft.

Wisk is one of the only AAM companies to pursue a self-flying first approach. The company sees autonomy as the key to unlocking scale and full potential for the AAM industry as a whole. The system will use the same proven technology that accounts for more than 93% of automated pilot functions on today’s commercial flights.

Multi-vehicle supervisors will also provide human oversight of every flight and have the ability to intervene if and when needed.

Wisk’s 6th Generation is designed to be a “service for everyone”, with a price target of $3 per passenger, per mile.