Results for: volocopter

Volcopter, the German-based eVTOL manufacturer, has completed its first flight of Volocity. The VoloCity will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the company since its founding. Volocity is propelled by 18 rotors, with redundancy in all critical systems, a low noise signature and a rigid commitment to the inner-city mission. According to Volocopter, “the VoloCity will...

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On 21 March 2022, Volocopter became the first eVTOL developer to conduct both crewed and remotely piloted test flights in France. The crewed flights were part of a week-long urban air mobility (UAM) test campaign that will give Volocopter and its partners – Groupe ADP and RATP Group – key insights for subsequently launching the UAM industry in time for...

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Volocopter announced on March 4th that they’ve raised USD 170 million in the initial signing of their Series E funding round led by South Korean investor WP Investment, at a pre-money valuation of USD 1.7 billion. Composed of funds by new and existing investors, the money raised will assist with the certification of Volocopter’s electric passenger air taxi and is expected...

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Volocopter announced today that it expects to deliver SGD 4.18 billion in cumulative economic benefits to Singapore by 2030. This is just one of the many benefits that Volocopter’s UAM services will bring to the city-state, according to the company’s “Singapore Roadmap” plan which was also released today. The document shares details on the potential routes, use cases, and operational...

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Volocopter Enters into Joint Venture with NEOM

04 December 2021 || 4 min read

Volocopter is on the move again with an announcement this week of its joint venture with NEOM, a development focused on sustainable living and innovation in Saudi Arabia. NEOM has confirmed an initial order of 15 Volocopter aircraft consisting of 10 VoloCity passenger eVTOLs for public transit and five VoloDrone cargo drones for logistics. Both sides of the joint venture...

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Volocopter announced on November 17th that the VoloCity will be featured in the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator. The announcement occurred at CoMotion LA, from Christian Bauer, Volocopter CCO. “We partnered with the experts at Urban Movement Labs to approach important stakeholders in Los Angeles, a highly relevant US city for us. Now, we are bringing our aircraft to the city...

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VoloCity Microsoft Flight Simulator

Thomas Senkel, one of the original founders of the company that eventually became Volocopter, has now unveiled his own eVTOL concept that features a tandem fixed-wing design for optimized efficiency.In 2011, Thomas Senkel became one of the world’s first people to take flight aboard a prototype multi-copter. That original prototype was made up of of sixteen rotors that held up...

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Today, July 27th, Volocopter flew its 2X eVTOL aircraft at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture 2021 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The flight was the first ever public crewed test flight of a fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi in the US. The crewed Volocopter 2X took off at 2:45 PM CST for a 4-minute flight at ~164 ft and a...

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Volocopter has moved one step closer to commercialization of its eVTOL prototype. The company announced this week it has received its Production Organization Approval (POA) from EASA, the aviation regulatory authority presiding over the EU. The approval allows the company to begin production of its eVTOL aircraft for public deliveries. Volocopter also received design organization approval (DOA) for its aircraft...

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Volocopter and international logistics leader, DB Schenker, announced that they have successfully conducted a joint static proof of concept (PoC) at Messe Stuttgart for VoloDrone ground operations in logistic centers. Together, the partners are creating the first blueprint for electric cargo drone ground operations in logistics with the support of Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics. In 2011, Volocopter...

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Volocopter flew the Volocopter 2X electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft earlier this week at Le Bourget Airfield, during the Paris Air Forum. With the flight demonstration of the Volocopter 2X and the VoloCity model on static display onsite, the German UAM developer demonstrated the progress they are making to introduce eVTOL aircraft as an addition to existing transportation in...

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Near Earth Autonomy and Volocopter’s VoloDrone team announced last week that they will partner to test Near Earth Autonomy’s autonomous flight technology on Volocopter’s electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) VoloDrone aircraft. The technology demonstration will culminate in a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) display in Munich scheduled for some time in the year 2022. Near Earth Autonomy has...

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Volo Drone

Volocopter unveiled its newest aircraft, VoloConnect, at EBACE Connect on May 17th. The VoloConnect is the company’s first winged aircraft, and is designed to link suburbs to cities, complementing the company’s existing family of aircraft that cover shorter range intra-city missions. Volocopter claims that VoloConnect’s hybrid lift and push design will achieve certification within the next five years due to the commonality of design...

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VoloConnect

Volocopter and Geely Technology Group, a global mobility technology group, presented the Volocopter 2X eVTOL for the first time in China last week at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition 2021. According to a joint press release issued, the companies are highlighting their cooperation and their aim to introduce urban air mobility to the Chinese market, giving visitors the chance...

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Volocopter Volocity

Volocopter published a white paper last week titled “The Roadmap to Scalable Urban Air Mobility” which characterized the requirements for future aerial mobility operations and growth. The release of the white paper is joined by the company’s continuing pledge for readiness of commercial scale (starting small) operations of eVTOLs within 2-3 years. Release of V2.0 follows Volocopter’s release of their...

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