Volocopter, the pioneer of metropolitan air versatility (UAM), flew at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture 2021 in Wisconsin. The Volocopter 2X flight was the principal ever open ran dry run of a completely electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi in the US. This effective flight denotes a vital achievement in Volocopter’s arrangement to bring issues to light of air taxis among populaces all throughout the planet and is basic to the drawn out accomplishment of conveying progressed air portability (AAM) and metropolitan air versatility (UAM) arrangements.
The maintained Volocopter 2X took off at 2:45 PM CST briefly trip at ~160 ft and a maximum velocity of 18 mph over Wittman Regional Airport as a component of EAA’s AirVenture avionics festivity. Occasion participants had the option to watch the Volocopter 2X fly and sit down in the VoloCity model at Volocopter’s corner to encounter these airplanes.
“Volocopter effectively directing the main US public monitored dry run of an eVTOL organization in the US is an achievement for the business and an update that our business dispatch is quick drawing closer. We can discuss our lead in confirmation, low clamor emanations, and worldwide organizations all we need, however nothing shows exactly that we are so near dispatch UAM as an assistance as does flying an air taxi before swarms and welcoming individuals to sit in our airplane. Air taxis are coming, and we are attempting to carry electric trips to urban communities all throughout the planet in the following a few years,” says Florian Reuter, Volocopter CEO.
“Oshkosh is a shelter for aficionados and specialists to accept the spearheading soul of aeronautics, and the present Volocopter flight is one for the set of experiences books. This is the soul of Oshkosh allowing our guests the opportunity to encounter genuine pioneers, who will change avionics for great, here,” says Rick Larsen, EAA Vice President of Communities and Member Programming.
Volocopter is the lone eVTOL designer with a group of electric airplane for travelers and merchandise. This airplane family incorporates airplane for both long and brief distances inside urban areas and past (VoloCity and VoloConnect air taxicabs and VoloDrone weighty lift drone). Volocopter’s comprehensive way to deal with dispatching UAM administrations involves banding together with worldwide industry pioneers to offer the entire working UAM environment, including framework and the computerized spine (VoloPort and VoloIQ) to coordinate administrations into existing vehicle frameworks in urban communities.
Notwithstanding a full-administration arrangement, Volocopter is the sole eVTOL designer to hold Design Organization Approval and Production Organization Approval, two vital accreditation endorsements from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to plan and create airplane in-house. Once ensured for business dispatch in Europe, Volocopter is situated for simultaneous sort affirmation endorsements in the US from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), having applied recently, and the common flight expert in Singapore (CAAS).
Volocopter is a specialist in metropolitan air versatility (UAM), a subcategory of AAM. While the term AAM covers the aeronautics transportation framework for individuals and products with exceptionally mechanized airplane, UAM centers explicitly around how these high level airplane can flourish in and around urban areas. The organization has ten years of involvement, more than 1,000 experimental drills, and a history of public trips in Paris (2021), Singapore (2019), Helsinki (2019), Dubai (2017).