Airbus floats Voom to take on Uber Copter

Civil aviation and defence aircraft maker, Airbus will be launching its on demand helicopter service called Voom.

The foray of Airbus into air transport hailing will see the company come in direct with the world’s largest hailing service provider Uber Technologies inc.

According to the FastCompany, Airbus’ on-demand helicopter shuttle will start operations in the U.S. starting this fall, after previously providing service exclusively in Latin America.

Earlier this month, Uber announced its own Uber Copter service. The company said it will start moving passengers from Manhattan to JFK airport starting in July.

However, Blade has already started offering similar service between New York City and its three area airports, as well as Bay Area air shuttle routes.

One important thing to note is that Uber has tinkered with its zero asset ownership model when its helicopter service is compared with its car hailing business.