Volocopter Shares eVTOL Air Taxi In Action As It Prepares For 2024 Olympics Launch
By Sahil Gupta
2 mins read
Published on August 31, 2022
- Volocopter has shown progress of its eVTOL
- The Volocity eVTOL is expected to be operational for the Paris Olympics
- Volocopter will also be testing the air taxi in Japan and the US
Air Taxi developer Volocopter has shared a new video that shows off its VoloCity eVTOL air taxi as it moves gently closer to flights with human passengers. The German company is already an aircraft manufacturer and has its own airport and develops aerial systems. It announced last year that it planned to launch its air taxis in Los Angeles in the US and would be testing its air taxis in Japan in 2023. It even wants to operate air taxis during the Paris Olympic games in 2024. It even managed to attract Dirk Hoke, the former head of defense and space at Airbus.
In its latest video it shows off the progress the VoloCity air taxi has made. It shows off the testing campaign that is in progress while also sharing brief snippets of the eVTOL taking off and landing.
“We are proud to present the latest from our Flight Test team as their dedicated campaign to put the VoloCity through its paces is in full swing! This is a major step on our journey toward achieving aircraft certification and we are thrilled to be sharing it with all of you! This short clip is the culmination of all the hard work that we’re doing to get the VoloCity urban air taxi off the ground as we gear up for our commercial launch. Our ultimate goal? We want to be flying our VoloCity urban air taxi for real in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics. And we hope you’ll be there too, cheering us on from the sidelines – or perhaps even from inside one of our VoloCity aircraft!” said the company in a statement.
Clearly, its main goal is to be ready in time to launch when the Paris Olympics happens in 2024 so that it launches its air taxi service. If successful, considering it will be tested in Japan and the US, those markets can’t be far off.
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