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Uber’s first aircraft: See inside the electric passenger drone




WASHINGTON, DC — Uber has looked beyond car rides for years, through bikes, scooters, public transit, and more.

Now, it’s looking to the sky.

In July, the company is launching helicopter rides from within its app between New York City and John F. Kennedy International Airport. After that, it hopes to launch shared electric flights on hybrid airplane-helicopter aircraft in cities around the world and at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour, all with no emissions.

The company showed off a full-size model of its first aircraft interior at its third Uber Elevate conference in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Here’s what the first mock interior looks like:

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