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May 21, 2024
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There was absolutely nothing coincidental to a chalet with a little yellow airplane sitting within maybe thirty meters of the Boeing MAX 10 near the static display of this week’s Farnborough Airshow. If there was anything that the maker of that airplane – Wisk – wanted to highlight at this airshow was the close ties with Boeing and vice versa. Because this new Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) vehicle on display is something Boeing hopes to learn a lot from in the near future. Why Boeing is so keen to learn from Wisk’s little airplane.

Wisk CEO Gary Gysin held two identical media briefings at Farnborough this week and was assisted by Brian Yutko, Boeing’s chief engineer and vice president of Sustainability and Future Mobility, whom we had seen before twice in the week talking about Boeing’s own Future of Flight plans and at General Electric’s hybrid-electric update. “And I sit on the Board of Directors of Wisk”, he added.


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.