27-May-2020 Source: AUTOFLUG
At the latest with the presentation of VoloCity from Volocopter it becomes clear that the future of urban transport will be in the air. The sophisticated concept envisages the use of air taxis for safe and quick transportation, for example between airports and international major city centers. To offer passengers the highest level of safety and comfort during the short flight times, a contract has now been signed with AUTOFLUG. AUTOFLUG has been working intensively on developing light and safe seats for aviation for decades.
The requirements of civil helicopters and aircraft from the urban air mobility segment are met in equal measure with the AUTOFLUG FLYWEIGHT® seat family. Extremely light and in compliance with all safety aspects, the modular concept offers a wide range of equipment variants and options. “In the eVTOL sector, we have to pay even more attention to weight and comfort than is already the case in aviation. In AUTOFLUG, we have gained an experienced partner who understands the requirements of this new market and is prepared to tread new paths together,” says Jan-Hendrik Boelens, CTO of Volocopter.
The contract includes the joint development of a wall connection for the seats to make optimum use of the available space in the cabin. The contract also includes the production and delivery of seats for the VoloCity for the coming years. “We are extremely delighted that we can actively enrich this pioneering concept with our seats.” Martin Kroell, Managing Partner at AUTOFLUG continues: “The strength of the product design, but also the innovative spirit of both companies, are a good basis for the collaboration, with this initial contract hopefully just being the start.”