Hyundai launches Supernal flying taxi division, promises first commercial flight by 2028

Hyundai Motor Group last week launched Supernal, a standalone business that aims to make an affordable, zero-emission flying taxi service a reality.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with offices throughout California, Supernal is an evolution of HMG’s Urban Air Mobility division established in 2019, and is headed by Jaiwon Shin, an aeronautics engineer who worked on aviation research and development at NASA for 30 years.

The aircraft will rely on batteries for most trips but for longer trips, Supernal is exploring the potential for hydrogen fuel cells.

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