Volocopter to start flying taxis in Singapore

Revealed on Monday, December 14, 2020

Germany based mostly Urban Air Mobility company Volocopter has specific air taxi services in Singapore inside of the future three decades.

Working with the Financial Development Board of Singapore (EDB) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), for the earlier two a long time, Volocopter has dedicated to bringing air taxi providers to the Lion Metropolis by 2023.

It concluded a landmark demonstration flight in excess of Marina Bay past calendar year, and will conduct assessments, flight trials, and evaluations, ahead of acquiring the ideal approvals from CAAS and the European Union Aviation Protection Agency.

“Our productive cooperation with EDB, MOT, and CAAS on our past flight has shown that there is no far better area in Asia to launch our electrical air taxi expert services than in Singapore,” mentioned Florian Reuter, CEO of Volocopter.

“The city’s study institutes conducting R&D engage in an integral component in this.”

The initial route is anticipated to be a quick leisure itinerary supplying skyline sights previously mentioned Marina Bay and later routes may well consist of cross-border flights.

The air taxis get-off and land vertically and develop no carbon emissions.

They can carry two passengers.

“This gives us the chance to co-develop restrictions and systems with the industry, facilitating innovation to allow a potential mode of transportation for Singapore,” explained Tan Kah Han, Senior Director (Unmanned Programs Team) at CAAS.


Prepared by Ray Montgomery, Asia Editor

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