Uber Elevate and General Electric Team on Aerial Ride-Sharing

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Uber Elevate and General Electric have formed a new partnership to transform aviation through aerial ride-sharing.

Uber Elevate has picked GE Aviation’s Digital Group as an ecosystem partner for its aerial ride-sharing program. The program will develop requirements for a flight data-monitoring platform to support electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles via Uber technology.

“This partnership will help expand our digital innovation as the travel industry continues to evolve,” said Andrew Coleman, general manager of GE Aviation’s Digital Group, in a statement. “We’re able to bring our experience in digital across the travel ecosystem by helping travelers reach their destination safely and efficiently.”

The launch of Uber Air service is planned for 2023 utilizing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft Los Angele and Dallas.

“Safety is a core value for Uber Elevate,” said John Illson, head of aviation safety with Uber Elevate. “We are voluntarily implementing a safety management system and developing voluntary programs that have yielded proven safety benefits for the aviation industry.”