Advanced air mobility research center grows in Tulsa, Oklahoma

While the early focus of air taxi services under development has been on big cities like Chicago, New York City and San Francisco, advanced air mobility could benefit smaller communities and rural regions as well, said Daniel Plaisance, manager of advanced air mobility at the Tulsa Innovation Labs, a nonprofit founded in 2020.

TIL recently announced a partnership with the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Osage Nation and Oklahoma State University to form a new center for advanced air mobility research. Smart Cities Dive spoke with Plaisance to learn more about the center, its potential to transform Tulsa and how these new air services could bring jobs, investments and improved mobility to the region.