Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

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Uber too has lofty plans to develop a consumer aerial ridesharing business , as do several other privately-funded startups. Called UberAIR, Uber will offer short-term shareable flights to commuters as soon as 2023.

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Apple plans major US expansion including a new $1 billion campus in Austin

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Outside of the Austin development, the iPhone-maker plans to expand to over 1,000 staff Seattle, San Diego and LA over the next three years, while adding “hundreds” of staff in Pittsburgh, New York, Boulder, Boston and Portland, Oregon. by 2023.

AeroVironment Wins $13M USAF Award

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Monrovia, California-based Aerovironment , which develops unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the military market, reports that it has received a $13M contract from the United States Air Force. AeroVironment said the contract is expected to run until September 28, 2023. According to AeroVironment, the new contract award covers support of Latin America and Caribbean nations with its RQ-11B Raven drone. AeroVironment says its Raven UAS wlil be deployed by the U.S.

UberAIR to take flight with help from UT Austin and U.S. Army Research Labs

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Army Research Laboratory to develop new rotor technology for vehicles that the company will use in its uberAIR flying taxi network. The ultimate goal is to have uberAIR services commercially available in those cities by 2023.

Sabrewing Aircraft Lands $2M For Massive Cargo Drones

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Camarillo-based aircraft startup Sabrewing Aircraft Company , which says it is developing large, un-manned vertical take off and landing (VTOL) cargo carrying drones, said on Tuesday that it has received over $2M in a funding round. Sabrewing says it hopes to have FAA certification for its first aircraft in 2023.

Clinton Global Initiative | Announcing Commitments of World Leaders

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In 2014, Sodexo committed $1 Billion to creating a more inclusive global supply chain for its hospitality products, forming partnerships between its local operations and small to medium sized businesses run by women in the developing world.