Flying Taxi Pioneer Vertical Aero Enlists Ex-McLaren CEO Flewitt

Flying-taxi pioneer Vertical Aerospace Ltd. has recruited former McLaren supercars head Mike Flewitt to its board as the UK firm moves closer to starting production of the futuristic craft.

Flewitt, who made a surprise exit as chief executive officer of McLaren Automotive Ltd. in October after eight years in the post, will bring “deep industrial and manufacturing expertise” to Vertical at a key point in its development, the Bristol, England-based company said in a statement Tuesday.