Imagine flying over the congested streets of a big city, in a quiet and emission-free air taxi that can take you from one transportation hub to another in minutes. This is the vision of Volocopter, a German company that has developed the VoloCity, an all-electric aircraft with the ability to vertically take off and land.
The VoloCity is a two-seater air taxi that features 18 rotors, nine rechargeable batteries, and multiple redundant systems for safety and reliability. It has been designed to meet the strict aviation standards and requirements set by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and is currently undergoing type certification. The VoloCity has already performed over 2,000 test flights in various cities around the world, such as Hamburg, Dubai, Helsinki, and Singapore.
Volocopter aims to revolutionize urban air mobility with the VoloCity, by offering a faster, more convenient, and more sustainable option than existing transit options. The VoloCity is expected to transport passengers between key locations like train stations and airports, and eventually operate autonomously. Volocopter is also developing the infrastructure and services needed to support the VoloCity, such as the VoloPort, a landing and charging station, and the VoloConnect, a software platform that connects the air taxis with the urban environment. With the VoloCity, Volocopter is poised to change air transport and the aviation industry with its innovative and eco-friendly air taxi.