Mountain View, California-based Wisk Aero, an advanced air mobility (AAM) company and developer of an all-electric, self-flyingair taxi in the U.S., is continuing its global expansion with the launch of a new engineering hub in Montreal, Canada. The hub will be dedicated to the ongoing development of its 6th generation aircraft (to be revealed later this year).
Wisk is launching the new hub with existing Montreal-based personnel and intends to grow this presence to approximately 30 employees by the end of the year. Wisk has been experiencing rapid growth, driven by a tremendous increase in interest for its mission and technology. The company’s new Montreal hub is part of a broader effort to further expand its global team of industry-leading talent around the world.
“We are excited about the launch of our new Montreal hub,” said Sebastien Vigneron, senior vice president of engineering and programs. “Canada’s forward-looking approach to aviation and interest in AAM, combined with its pool of experienced aerospace talent, make it an ideal location for Wisk as we expand our global footprint. This expansion highlights the increasing global interest in our mission to bring safe, everyday flight to everyone, and we look forward to continuing that mission with support from our new Montreal-based hub.”
The announcement of the new Montreal hub follows Wisk’s recent expansion into Australia. In addition to Montreal and its headquarters and facilities around the San Francisco Bay Area, Wisk now has a presence in Atlanta (Georgia), New Zealand, and Australia.
Wisk is an independent company backed by The Boeing Co. and Kitty Hawk Corp. With over a decade of experience and more than 1,550 test flights, Wisk is on a journey to deliver safe, autonomous, all-electric, everyday flight.