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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A tech start-up across the pond claims air taxis could be picking up passengers in Britain within four years.

Vertical Aerospace built this electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft.

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It is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom.

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It is equipped with four propellers and is capable of five-minute flight and can reach a top speed of 50 miles per hour.

The start-up said it plans to launch an inter-city air taxi service by 2022.