MUNICH — Airbus Group SE will provide helicopters to Uber Technologies Inc. for its on-demand services, the European plane maker’s chief executive said Sunday.
“It’s a pilot project, we’ll see where it goes — but it’s pretty exciting,” Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich, Germany.
Enders said he hoped the cost of ordering a helicopter via Uber’s app would fall over time. The project will launch in several weeks, he said.
Uber, which runs a smartphone app service that allows people to hail cars for trips, recently expanded its offerings to include other forms of transportation, including on-demand boats.
Written by Rebecca Blumenstein and Natalia Drozdiak of MarketWatch