According to WFAA TV, Uber completed a helipad in Frisco (just north of Dallas, Texas) in September that will serve as the first test site for its Uber Elevate initiative. “The next leap is to be going vertical and into the air. We’re excited that Frisco is going to be the first location in country, if not the world, to test this technology,” said Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, adding that it will take about seven minutes to travel by Uber Air from the Frisco station to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) terminal, which is 21 miles away.
Meanwhile, Natalie Malligan has been named as the head of Uber Air Australia. Malligan was previously the head of Uber Australia and New Zealand.