"This is a fully electric aircraft that rises into the air like a helicopter, flies like a plane and then lands again like a helicopter".
"This aircraft represents the evolution of the transport ecosystem to one that responds to a global challenge around traffic and congestion, and is kinder to the planet", Christchurch's mayor Lianne Dalziel said in a statement. Its wingspan is 36 feet.
New Zealand regulators have approved plans for Zephyr Airworks, a subsidiary of Page's company Kitty Hawk, to develop and test the futuristic air taxis.
The project enjoys the support of some of the brightest minds in the aviation and transport technology industries, including former staff from the likes of Google, NASA, Boeing and Honeywell. As we recently saw in California, US state governments have shown some willingness for companies to test autonomous driving technology, so long as cars are following the rules of the road.
Kitty Hawk will operate the flights through Zephyr Airworks, which Kitty Hawk set up in New Zealand in 2016.
"Let's not forget this part of the world is where Richard Pearse first pioneered flying, something we honour with a sculpture within our airport terminal, so it's great to see this bold thinking being revealed here too", he says.
Sebastian Thrun, the entrepreneur and computer scientist who formerly headed up Google's self-driving vehicle efforts, is in charge of Kitty Hawk. New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, in an email to The New York Times, explained that her country wants to become "net carbon zero" by 2050, and the Cora can help make that happen. "Our future is still being imagined and we are determined to play an active role in shaping it for the better through new ideas, new innovations, and new ways of looking at the world".
In a goodbye letter to Redskins fans that was released on his website Monday afternoon, Cousins tagged the Jets and Vikings. By the time Brees new contract expires, he could very well be the NFL's all-time leader in yards and touchdowns passing.
Several homes, businesses and mosques in the hilly Kandy district have been damaged in anti-Muslim riots, since Monday. However, in some areas, Sinhalese have helped Muslims to protect mosques, Muslim community leaders told Reuters .
He said that at one point Levine had the group don blindfolds and masturbate partners they could not see. We thank the more than 70 individuals who were interviewed during the course of the investigation .
The expansion is available for pre-purchase now , and those who take part will earn 20 packs, as well as an "In a Dark Wood" card. To help them survive the night, players can draw on an arsenal of new tricks, including the eerie new Echo keyword.
The only downside to night two is that the episode was stuffed with a lot more average singers who received golden tickets. Next up is Misha Gontar , 26, from Marengo, Illinois who shows Ryan that he's going to sing a particular Ukranian song.
His European Parliament motion calls for an "association agreement" to deal with the future UK-EU relationship. Responding to the small group, Mr Juncker said the time would come "when you will regret your decision".
He said: "There's a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?" A clip of Damon explaining diversity to producer Effie Brown on Project Greenlight went viral back in 2015.
An arrest warrant has reportedly been issued for Savvidis (not for the gun, but for the pitch invasion). But as he walked onto the pitch, it became visible that he had a hand gun placed in a hip holster.
The paper is not part of North Korea's official media, but it serves as a mouthpiece for Pyongyang. South Korean President Moon Jae-in also plans to hold a summit with Kim by the end of April.
Broadcom vs. Qualcomm, and the future of 5G technology
The U.S. government's CFIUS had legitimate concerns the proposed acquisition would slow down Qualcomm's push into 5G technology. In the recent years, Qualcomm has grown to become one of the biggest competitors to China's Huawei Technologies Co.
Luke Bryan Makes Big 'American Idol' Debut as Judge
Ron , a 21-year-old entrepreneur originally from Congo who now resides in Plano, TX, sang "Let It Go" by James Bay . I love how Lionel imparts wisdom on her to make sure that she's going into the fire and can handle it.
Apple's streaming music service hits 38M paid subscribers
In addition to paid subscribers, Apple also lays claim to 8 million users that are now in a three-month free trial period. The service is free for the first month and then is R59.99 per month after the trial for the premium membership.
Harvick pulls away from Kyle Busch for third straight win
Harvick came into the race , as he put it, mad. "This organization does a great job and we've got fast race cars". Harvick was penalized the seven playoff points he earned for winning the Las Vegas race and its first two stages.
MPP Bill Walker says Ford can lead PCs to victory
The victor was supposed to be announced at 3:15 in the afternoon. "Every night we raised more money than we did the night before". Recent polls have suggested he is viewed negatively by an unusually high number of voters for an incoming opposition leader.
All Blacks Sevens edged by England
Fiji had edged South Africa 15-12 in the semi-finals courtesy of second-half tries from Kalione Nasoko and Amenoni Nasilasila. The Gareth Baber-coached side is still in contention to win the series title after they closed the gap on South Africa.
Chelsea must be ready to suffer at Barcelona, says Conte
Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte hits back at pundits who criticised his tactics in defeat to Manchester City last Sunday . He also played up front against Barca, but was deployed in his more familiar role roaming from the left flank here.