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Fast forwarding to the future of on-demand, urban aviation

Uber is building the future of aerial ridesharing. In 2023, Uber plans to give riders the option of an affordable shared flight. Uber is working closely with federal and local policymakers to develop an aerial offering that’s safe, quiet, and environmentally conscious, and that extends the reach of existing transportation options.

We have convened leaders across industry and government—vehicle designers, manufacturers, investors, operators, infrastructure providers, policymakers, and regulators—to build this future of urban aviation and begin testing in cities as early as 2020.

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Aerial ridesharing with Uber Air

Uber is working toward giving riders the option to take shared VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft as one leg of their journey, effortlessly riding between conveniently located Skyports, from ground to air to ground.

Elevate Cloud Services

Uber Air will be powered by Elevate Cloud Services (ECS), a suite of software including our own UTM service, to manage dense operations of unmanned, low-altitude air traffic. Our plan is to first deploy ECS in 2019 with autonomous drones under the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program to begin testing urban drone deliveries for Uber Eats.

Aircraft partners

The Uber Elevate Network includes 8 of the world’s most innovative aircraft manufacturers. They are each developing concepts for electric VTOL (eVTOL) aircraft, built specifically for aerial ridesharing.






A network of distributed Skyports is being planned to enable Uber Air operations. At scale, Skyports require all-new designs to handle an unprecedented number of takeoffs and landings. The top names in architecture, design, and engineering are devising solutions capable of handling up to 1,000 landings per hour, even within footprints as dense as an acre or 2.

  • Designed by Gensler

  • Designed by Corgan

  • Designed by BOKA Powell

  • Designed by The Beck Group

  • Designed by Humphreys & Partners Architects

  • Designed by Pickard Chilton / Arup

  • Designed by Humphreys & Partners Architects

  • Designed by Mitūn

  • Designed by SHoP LA


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