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VoloCity to become first commercial Volocopter aircraft taxi

22 Aug 2019

 

Volocopter, who they say are pioneers in Urban Air Mobility, presented its newest air taxi design: VoloCity.

The VoloCity will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the German developer. The aircraft has been designed to meet the safety standards specified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (SC-VTOL category enhanced) and incorporates user feedback as well as test data from all previous Volocopter generations.

With a range calculated at 35km and airborne speeds of 110 km/h, the Volocopter aircraft is designed to serve as an on-demand inner-city air taxi.

The German firm have completed over 1,000 test flights encompassing all previous Volocopter generations and market research with several hundred potential customers have helped shape the specifications of the VoloCity.

Volocopter say the result is an aircraft that includes features such as: 

 

  • Payload to accommodate 2 people including hand luggage

  • Increased flight efficiency through aerodynamically shaped rotor beams, a newly introduced stabilizer to create increased stability in flight and additional lift

  • Iconic design with fluid lines is a seamless continuation of architectural language of the future VoloPort all the while combining unprecedented technological achievements and user comfort


Florian Reuter, CEO of Volocopter, said: “The VoloCity is our most powerful Volocopter yet. It is rigorously designed to meet the demands of Urban Air Mobility and incorporates all requirements of the SC-VTOL certification standard established by EASA in July 2019. It is a result of all insights we have gathered from our extensive testing programmes over the past years.

“With the VoloCity we will open the first commercial routes and bring Urban Air Mobility to life.” 

 

Image: Volocopter

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