10-Nov-2021 Source: Volocopter
From Fiumicino’s Leonardo Da Vinci airport to the center of Rome, and vice versa, in just 20 minutes, and with zero emissions in flight. This is one of the main advantages of VoloCity, the innovative air taxi created by the German company Volocopter, which will be on display in Piazza San Silvestro, in the heart of Rome, from 2 to 4 November.
The new vehicle is scheduled to take-off within the next three years, which is the time it will take to finalize the related flight regulations and develop the vertiports that will enable the air taxis to take off and land vertically. Enac, Enav, and Aeroporti di Roma are working hard on these two fronts to ensure that Rome is one of the world’s first major capitals where this new form of urban air mobility can be launched.
Here are the key features of VoloCity, which initially will be able to carry two people (one of whom will be the pilot until the aircraft will fly completely autonomous):
Thanks to the efforts of Aeroporti di Roma and Volocopter, with the full support of their investment holding company, Atlantia (a shareholder in both companies), urban air mobility will soon be playing a major role in Rome.