The beginning of a new year is always a good occasion to reflect on major trends that have been taking shape in the past 12 months. One development in commercial aviation is the emergence of new air transportation concepts taking us one step closer to a “Blade Runner” type of future, where flying cars become part of a three-dimensional transportation system. Uber’s Elevate concept paper, published in October, gives a glimpse of what is on the drawing board: fleets ...

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