The Skai system was designed to benefit everyone, everywhere.
For individuals, Skai will mean a new level of freedom, and transportation with fewer pain points – no more long commutes on stressful, traffic-filled roads. It means additional quality time and higher productivity, not to mention an easy, delightful travel experience.
On a larger scale, Skai will help protect the environment and reduce pollution, decrease traffic congestion, offer additional EMS and disaster relief services, help increase energy independence, and unlock new opportunities in the evolving air mobility economy.
Skai delivers a flexible platform with multiple uses.
SkaiCab will offer seating for up to 5 passengers with a separate, spacious cargo hold. Air-taxi lifts will be scheduled via an intuitive app.
SkaiMed will offer EMS and medivac services, with the ability to land closer to patients in areas ambulances and helicopters can’t access, as well as operating in densely populated areas.
SkaiCargo will operate feeder routes for package and other deliveries, with a payload of up to 1000 lbs.
At scale, the affordability of air-taxi and air-pooling services will give everyone the freedom to go just about anywhere, whenever they want. It might be a better way to work, reducing a 2-hour commute to less than 30 minutes.
A quick, effortless airport drop-off, instead of the usual headache. Or maybe a last-minute beach trip – Skai can drop passengers off right at the hotel, luggage and all. Or, it might be inter-city business travel, e.g. from NYC to Washington, DC, with the on-demand ability to take that important meeting in person.
Easy, Intuitive Experience
The Skai passenger experience is easy and user-friendly. A simple app, familiar to any ride-share user, will allow users to hail a Skai vehicle in their area, input their destination and style of travel.
They can choose the air-pooling feature, to ride with others at a reduced cost, or they can reserve the entire vehicle. The app will indicate a nearby location where the vehicle will meet them, before taking them to their destination smoothly and quietly.
Skai’s light footprint and quiet, low-impact operation allows it to take off and land from virtually anywhere, like a parking lot, field, driveway or rooftop.
There is no need to build a dedicated hub for Skai. A mobile refueling system will be in place to service vehicles wherever needed. Ground support and maintenance will use existing locations. That means the Skai system can be rapidly implemented anywhere, saving years of infrastructure development.
Moving forward, as the number of vehicles in operation increases, permanent infrastructure facilities, like fueling stations, will be added.
Vehicles can be refueled in less than 10 minutes, using smart pumps. With the nozzle locked in position, the fuel station communicates with the Skai vehicle and ensures a safe, efficient hydrogen transfer. Only when the system checks out will fueling begin.
Additional safety measures include leak sensors, venting components and full compliance with all local and national safety regulations.
Affordability & Scalability
Today, aircraft manufacturing is a slow, methodical and expensive process, necessitated by the complexity of traditional aircraft design. In fact, fewer aircraft are made today than 25 years ago.
Skai’s safe, simple, reliable design means that we can apply automotive-scale production techniques to make air mobility accessible to everyone. In volume production, Skai might cost as much as a luxury car, and air-pooling prices would be competitive with (or cheaper than) road-based ride-sharing options.