A Silicon Valley flying car startup backed by Google’s Larry Page has announced layoffs and closures at three locations.
Kittyhawk, an air taxi startup founded in 2010, said it was laying off up to 100 employees, according to a WARN notice filed with state officials Sept. 22. The notice also said the company is closing three offices, two in Palo Alto and another in Mountain View. The layoffs will take effect on November 22nd.
The day before filing the filing, the Palo Alto-based company issued a statement.
“We have made the decision to discontinue Kittyhawk. We’re still working out the details of what’s next,” the company wrote in a Sept. 21 tweet.
The final step comes after the company’s 12-year run of testing aerospace vehicles. The company said it “has been advancing aviation for more than a decade and has built and flown more than 100 aircraft.”
The company, founded by autonomous car pioneer Sebastian Thrun, has not issued any statements since September 21. Earlier this year, the company tested its eVTOL electric aircraft models with the US Air Force.
Last year, the company completed its first non-line-of-sight flight in another test with the agency.
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