I would call it a shameless publicity stunt/pipe dream.
Weather-wise, today is not a good day to announce such a service in Melbourne. Apart from greater time saving, the further out the airport is, the less likely the helipads in the city will conflict with the airport flight paths. Sydney might have such problems.Most corporate insurers will simply not allow company employees to fly on some fancy light-weight electric pilot-less drone over a windy Melbourne to Tullamarine and back.
Given the amount of individual airspace these things will occupy it’s hard to see them having any effect on ground congestion, probably create their own. No pilot??? With all those blades they may be quieter but they won’t be quiet. As mentioned above, just a gimmick.
Shades of TAA and Ansett-ANA helicopters between Yarra Bank and Essendon, then Ansett between Yarra Bank and Tullamarine.
Uber will need to get the aircraft certified.Assuming the aircraft are built to VH-registration standard. This seems to be more in line with the Uber business model:
Big call Donald even Tim Pallas said on news tv it would have Uber up and running before the airport link.
That in itself says failure of policy because what is stopping the airport link from being started now the same way as Uber ?