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Volocopter Partners with Urban Movement Labs

Volocopter Partners with Urban Movement Labs

20-Sep-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced that it has partnered with Los Angeles-based Urban Movement Labs (UML) to explore the application of Volocopter’s UAM solutions in the Los Angeles area. As part of Volocopter’s US market campaign, the company will also be present at CoMotion LA from 16-18 November 2021 for the... Read more

Volocopter demonstrates at EAA AirVenture

Volocopter demonstrates at EAA AirVenture

5-Aug-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), flew at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture 2021 in Wisconsin. The Volocopter 2X flight was the first ever public crewed test flight of a fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi in the US. This successful flight marks a key milestone in Volocopter’s plan... Read more

Volocopter and Skyports to conduct feasibility study in Malaysia

Volocopter and Skyports to conduct feasibility study in Malaysia

22-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

Malaysia Airports announced that it has signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Skyports, the world-leading designer and operator of vertiport infrastructure for electric air taxis, and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM). As a first step, the parties will combine their distinct aerospace and aviation expertise to conduct a feasibility study... Read more

CAE to develop training program for Volocopter

CAE to develop training program for Volocopter

8-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

CAE, a global leader in aviation training, and Volocopter, a leading pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced today the signing of a strategic partnership, subject to definitive agreement, to develop, certify, and deploy an innovative pilot training program for electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) operations. A first in the industry, this eVTOL pilot training... Read more

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

Volocopter Secures Production Organisation Approval

7-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced that it has secured Production Organisation Approval (POA) in compliance with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA Part 21G). The company is acquiring its long-standing, trusted partner in innovation and production, DG Flugzeugbau, a global leader in composite aircraft production. Through this acquisition, Volocopter is... Read more

Volocopter and DB Schenker Announce First Blueprint for VoloDrone Operations

Volocopter and DB Schenker Announce First Blueprint for VoloDrone Operations

5-Jul-2021Source: Volocopter

The pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), 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... Read more

EASA approves Volocopter for defined drone ops

EASA approves Volocopter for defined drone ops

28-Jun-2021Source: EASA

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has issued the first certificate in a new scheme under which drone manufacturers or operators can request the Agency’s design verification for a drone to be used for a particular purpose. The first such certificate was awarded to Volocopter for its VC200-2. A design verification report approves a drone... Read more

Volocopter Flies at Paris Air Forum

Volocopter Flies at Paris Air Forum

23-Jun-2021

The pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), Volocopter, flew their Volocopter 2X electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft at Le Bourget Airfield during the Paris Air Forum. With both, the flight demonstration of their Volocopter 2X and the VoloCity model onsite, the German UAM developer demonstrated the progress they are making to introduce eVTOL... Read more

Volocopter partners with Near Earth Autonomy for autonomous flight

Volocopter partners with Near Earth Autonomy for autonomous flight

18-Jun-2021Source: Volocopter

Near Earth Autonomy and Volocopter’s VoloDrone team announced 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. As leaders in the eVTOL and autonomy industries respectively, Volocopter and Near Earth Autonomy will combine and apply their expertise to further autonomous urban air mobility (UAM). Together... Read more

VoloConnect: Expanding Volocopter’s Coverage of the Urban Air Mobility Ecosystem

VoloConnect: Expanding Volocopter’s Coverage of the Urban Air Mobility Ecosystem

28-May-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), unveiled its newest aircraft, VoloConnect, at EBACE Connect. This electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) is designed to connect suburbs to cities and complements the company’s existing family of aircraft for the intra-city mission. VoloConnect’s distinctive hybrid lift and push design is expected to achieve certification within the... Read more

Volocopter Publishes Roadmap for UAM in Cities

Volocopter Publishes Roadmap for UAM in Cities

26-Mar-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility, published a white paper “The Roadmap to Scalable Urban Air Mobility” outlining what is needed to operate the full ecosystem enabling urban air mobility. As the first and only electric air taxi developer with Design Organisation Approval by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Volocopter moves swiftly... Read more

Volocopter Raises €200 Million in Series D Funding Round

Volocopter Raises €200 Million in Series D Funding Round

4-Mar-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), announced the signing of their Series D funding round, raising €200 million in additional capital. Cumulatively, Volocopter has raised €322 million. The funding will be used to solidify Volocopter’s leading position in the UAM market by bringing the VoloCity, the battery-powered air taxi for cities, to certification... Read more

Volocopter Launches Campaign to Bring Electric Air Taxi Services to U.S. Cities

Volocopter Launches Campaign to Bring Electric Air Taxi Services to U.S. Cities

19-Jan-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the German air taxi start-up and “Pioneer of Urban Air Mobility (UAM),” announced  that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation on 22 December 2020. This sets the basis for Volocopter to bring their electric air taxi services to the American market. Volocopter is the first... Read more

Volocopter Commits to Launch Air Taxi Services in Singapore

Volocopter Commits to Launch Air Taxi Services in Singapore

5-Jan-2021Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced its commitment today to launch air taxi services in Singapore after two years of close collaboration with the city. Working together with the Economic Development Board of Singapore (EDB) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), Volocopter plans to make air taxi services a reality... Read more

ADAC Luftrettung Reserves Two Volocopter Multicopters

ADAC Luftrettung Reserves Two Volocopter Multicopters

17-Dec-2020Source: Volocopter

Volocopter and ADAC Luftrettung announced that ADAC Luftrettung has reserved two VoloCity electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. After publishing the results of the world’s first feasibility study about piloted multicopter use in rescue services, ADAC Luftrettung has invested in a reservation for two VoloCitys to prepare for operational tests in 2023. After two... Read more

Volocopter and Lufthansa Industry Solutions cooperate to build VoloIQ

Volocopter and Lufthansa Industry Solutions cooperate to build VoloIQ

30-Oct-2020Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced today a cooperation with Lufthansa Industry Solutions. Together they are building Volocopter’s proprietary intelligent and integrated “Urban Air Mobility Software Platform” that will run on Microsoft Azure: VoloIQ. It offers complete digital visibility of the complex UAM ecosystem in real-time. Using artificial intelligence, VoloIQ will enable... Read more

Study supports EMS use of piloted multicopters

Study supports EMS use of piloted multicopters

15-Oct-2020Source: Volocopter

The results of the world’s first feasibility study on the use of piloted multicopters in rescue services has concluded that air rescue with piloted multicopters is possible, makes sense, and improves the emergency medical care of the population. The 130-page study was launched at the end of 2018 by ADAC Luftrettung and sponsored by the... Read more

Volocopter to full-scale eVTOL in Paris

Volocopter to full-scale eVTOL in Paris

2-Oct-2020Source: Volocopter

In the current context of environmental transition in air transport, economic recovery, and urban densification, Paris region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group aim to develop an urban air mobility industry branch, with a focus on the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL). The partners have therefore decided to bring together all the conditions to make... Read more

Japan Airlines and Volocopter Sign Agreement

Japan Airlines and Volocopter Sign Agreement

2-Oct-2020Source: Volocopter

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Volocopter GmbH (Volocopter) entered into a cooperation agreement to promote the development of the Urban Air Mobility industry for next generation air transportation options of passengers and goods. In February 2020, Japan Airlines Innovation Fund invested in Volocopter, which is aiming to create and bring next-generation electrically powered air taxis and... Read more

Volocopter offers reservations for commercial flights

Volocopter offers reservations for commercial flights

21-Sep-2020Source: Volocopter

At Greentech Festival in Berlin, Volocopter, the pioneer of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), announced that the world’s first public sale for electrical air taxi flight reservations has started. Effective immediately, Volocopter fans world-wide can reserve their tickets online and be amongst the very first to take this new form of mobility. The VoloFirst costs €300 and can... Read more

Autoflug and Volocopter partner on air taxi seats

Autoflug and Volocopter partner on air taxi seats

27-May-2020Source: 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... Read more

Volocopter and Grab conduct air-taxi feasibility study in Southeast Asia

Volocopter and Grab conduct air-taxi feasibility study in Southeast Asia

20-Feb-2020Source: Volocopter

German Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter and Southeast Asia’s largest everyday super app Grab announced that they will conduct a joint feasibility study on urban air mobility as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the prospect of urban air mobility solutions in the region’s megacities. The feasibility study will look into the... Read more

Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

Volocopter First eVTOL Startup to Receive Design Organisation Approval by EASA

9-Jan-2020Source: Volocopter

Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded the company Design Organisation Approval (DOA) following a series of thorough audits. The approval is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is performing its tasks as an aircraft manufacturer in a controlled and safe manner. As an approved Design Organisation, Volocopter... Read more

Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

Volocopter first eVTOL start-up with EASA Design Organization Approval

8-Jan-2020Source: Volocopter

Urban Air Mobility pioneer Volocopter received recognition as a Design Organization Approval (DOA) from EASA, the European Aviation Safety Agency. This happened after a series of rigorous investigations by the agency. The Design Organization Approval (DOA) is a confirmation by EASA that Volocopter is developing in a controlled and safe manner. As a design organization,... Read more

John Deere and Volocopter collaborate on agricultural drone

John Deere and Volocopter collaborate on agricultural drone

22-Nov-2019Source: Volocopter

John Deere and Volocopter are presenting the first large drone adapted for agricultural use at AGRITECHNICA. A demonstrator model of the VoloDrone equipped with a John Deere crop protection sprayer, which is ready for its first field flight, can be seen in the Future Technology Zone in Hall 13. Featuring a potential payload of 200kg,... Read more

Volocopter air taxi flies over Singapore

Volocopter air taxi flies over Singapore

24-Oct-2019Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility (UAM), successfully completed its first manned flight over Singapore’s Marina Bay today. This was the last trial of a demanding test series to verify and validate the ability of Volocopter air taxis to fly over the area. Government authorities including the Ministry of Transport (MOT), the Civil Aviation... Read more

First use of manned multicopter in rescue operations staged

First use of manned multicopter in rescue operations staged

4-Oct-2019Source: Volocopter

Just science fiction, or soon a reality in rescuing human lives? In a feasibility study launched by ADAC Luftrettung (air rescue) at the end of 2018 and supported by the charitable ADAC foundation, a multicopter was used for the first time in a staged rescue operation. Covering everything from the alert at the ADAC Luftrettung... Read more

Volocopter raises 50 million Euros in C round funding

Volocopter raises 50 million Euros in C round funding

12-Sep-2019Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the Urban Air Mobility pioneer, announced that it signed the first closing of its Series C funding round, which is being led by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding). The new funds will be used towards bringing the VoloCity aircraft to commercial launch within the next three years. Volocopter remains in discussions with additional... Read more

Volocopter completes integration tests at Helsinki Airport

Volocopter completes integration tests at Helsinki Airport

11-Sep-2019Source: Volocopter

Volocopter performed a flight at the Helsinki International Airport successfully integrated into both the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system. Within the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Programme this demonstration is the final leg of the Gulf of Finland (GOF) u-space project showing how ATM and UTM systems... Read more

Volocopter reveals design for new Urban Air Mobility aircraft

Volocopter reveals design for new Urban Air Mobility aircraft

27-Aug-2019Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility, presented the design for its newest air taxi model: VoloCity. This will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the German Urban Air Mobility developer. The VoloCity has been designed to meet the safety standards specified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (SC-VTOL category enhanced)... Read more

Volocopter publishes white paper on urban air mobility

Volocopter publishes white paper on urban air mobility

11-Jun-2019Source: Volocopter

Volocopter published „Pioneering the Urban Air Taxi Revolution” a white paper authored by Jan-Hendrik Boelens, CTO of Volocopter. The paper discusses current challenges associated with developing, certifying and launching air taxis in the megacities of the world and aims to offer solutions to those challenges. Primarily, the paper focuses on the topics safety & certification,... Read more

First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019

First Air Taxi Volo-Port to be Built by End of 2019

28-May-2019Source: Volocopter

Skyports and Volocopter announced a cooperation to build the first mobile Volo-Port for air taxis. UK-based global vertiport owner and operator Skyports and air taxi pioneer Volocopter unveiled plans for the Volo-Port – the physical landing pads for so-called eVTOL (electric take-off and landing) – through stunning designs produced by internationally renowned agency Brandlab. Ground-based... Read more

Volocopter and Amazon join UK CAA Innovation Sandbox project

Volocopter and Amazon join UK CAA Innovation Sandbox project

24-May-2019Source: UK CAA

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a new virtual space in which new technology can be safely tested – the ‘Innovation Sandbox’. The Sandbox is offering innovative companies the chance to discuss, explore, trial and test emerging concepts, helping the UK’s aviation sector to continue to be at the forefront of technology. The new... Read more

Honeywell And Volocopter To Research And Develop Navigation Solutions

Honeywell And Volocopter To Research And Develop Navigation Solutions

10-Apr-2019Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Volocopter have signed an agreement to jointly test and develop new navigation and automatic landing systems for Volocopter’s vertical takeoff and landing aircraft as the emerging era of urban air mobility moves closer to delivering a new breed of cleaner, safer and smarter air vehicles. This agreement launches Honeywell’s extensive autonomous... Read more

Volocopter works with Fraport to develop airport infrastructure

Volocopter works with Fraport to develop airport infrastructure

13-Feb-2019Source: Volocopter

Fraport AG and Volocopter GmbH are pioneering mobility of the future. Together, they are developing concepts for ground infrastructure and operations required for air taxi services at airports. This cooperation focuses on smooth passenger handling and efficient integration into existing transport infrastructure. This will be examined using a so-called Volocopter Port. In the future, Volocopter... Read more

Volocopter to Test eVTOL Air Taxis

Volocopter to Test eVTOL Air Taxis

31-Oct-2018Source: Volocopter

Volocopter, the pioneer in urban air mobility, announced during Autonomy – the Summit of Urban Mobility in Paris, that they will perform a next set of inner urban flight tests in Singapore. The series of test that are scheduled to take place in the second half of 2019 are supported by the Ministry of Transport... Read more

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich first passenger of Volocopter

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich first passenger of Volocopter

15-Jan-2018Source: Volocopter

During the Intel keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show at the Park Theater in Las Vegas, German Air Taxi company Volocopter today announced that it has taken Intel CEO Brian Krzanich as the very first passenger of a Volocopter. “That was fantastic. That was the best flight I have ever had. Everybody will fly one... Read more

Dubai unmanned taxi progresses with first flight in-country

Dubai unmanned taxi progresses with first flight in-country

28-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum launched the maiden concept flight of their Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT). The AAT will be the world’s first self-flying taxi. They hope to introduce the AAT in 2022. The test flight from Jumeirah Beach Park was a success, using the German Volocpter, reports Arabian Aerospace.  ... Read more

Volocopter agrees 25M Euro funding

Volocopter agrees 25M Euro funding

16-Aug-2017Source: Volocopter

The objective of making flying possible for everyone has drawn closer:  In July 2017 the aviation start-up Volocopter agreed a finance deal over 25 million Euros with the automobile firm Daimler from Stuttgart, the technology investor Lukasz Gadowski from Berlin and further investors. Using this fresh capital  Volocopter will further expand upon the leading technology... Read more

Volocopter to carry out test flights in Dubai in Q4

Volocopter to carry out test flights in Dubai in Q4

27-Jun-2017Source: Volocopter

A vision becomes reality: Dubai’s government “Roads and Transport Authority” (RTA) has signed an agreement with the German company Volocopter regarding the regular test mode of autonomous air taxis in the emirate. “The test will start in the fourth quarter of 2017, and the project has been scheduled to run for five years,” Alexander Zosel,... Read more

World premiere of the Volocopter series model 2X

World premiere of the Volocopter series model 2X

19-Apr-2017Source: Volocopter

The German start-up e-volo is celebrating the world premiere of the first series model of a passenger multicopter on April 5 – 8, 2017 at Europe’s largest general aviation trade fair AERO in Friedrichshafen. After six years of development e-volo is presenting the Volocopter 2X, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft powered purely by... Read more

Electric multicopter – the Volocopter VC200 – makes first manned flight

Electric multicopter – the Volocopter VC200 – makes first manned flight

8-Apr-2016Source: e-volo

The premiere of manned flights with the world’s first certified multicopter, e-volo’s Volocopter VC200, marks the beginning of a new era in urban mobility. The Volocopter is a personal aerial vehicle that is so easy and safe to fly, literally anyone can command it. Due to its electric propulsion, it has no exhaust emissions and... Read more

Volocopter raises €1.2M, breaks European crowdfunding record

Volocopter raises €1.2M, breaks European crowdfunding record

15-Dec-2013Source: Climate-KIC

Climate-KIC’s volocopter start-up E-volo has raised €1.2 million in a recent crowdfunding campaign, surpassing the €500.000 mark after only two and a half hours. E-volo’s Volocopter – supported by Climate-KIC Germany – is safer, simpler, and cleaner than normal helicopters. After successfully completing its first test flight last month, it is has now raised enough... Read more

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