Tuesday, June 18, 2024

New Wisk engineering hub to support its 6th generation aircraft development

The market for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircrafts has grown substantially in the past few years. It looks to have a bright future, but many challenges are still ahead. There are numerous number of eVTOL developers across the world, each claiming to be better thanks to some innovative features and functions.

One of them is Wisk Aero, a California-based urban air mobility company that develops self-flying eVTOL aircrafts designed to be operated as air taxis. The company is continuing its global expansion with the launch of a new engineering hub in Montreal, Canada. The hub will be dedicated to the ongoing development of its 6th generation aircraft, to be revealed later this year.

Wisk is launching the new hub with existing Montreal-based personnel and intends to grow this presence to approximately thirty employees by the end of the year.

Wisk has been experiencing rapid growth, driven by a tremendous increase in interest for its mission and technology. In June this year, Wisk also hit other milestones, expanding in Australia and launching a partnership with the City of Long Beach.

Its new Montreal hub is part of a broader effort to further expand its global team of industry-leading talent around the world.

“We are excited about the launch of our new Montreal hub,” said Sebastien Vigneron, Sr. Vice President of Engineering and Programs. “Canada’s forward-looking approach to aviation and interest in AAM, combined with its pool of experienced aerospace talent, make it an ideal location for Wisk as we expand our global footprint. This expansion highlights the increasing global interest in our mission to bring safe, everyday flight to everyone, and we look forward to continuing that mission with support from our new Montreal-based hub.”

The announcement of the new Montreal hub follows Wisk’s recent expansion into Australia. In addition to Montreal and its headquarters and facilities around the San Francisco Bay Area, Wisk now has a presence in Atlanta (Georgia), New Zealand, and Australia.