Volocopter offers tickets to ride on its air taxi

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Urban air taxi developer Volocopter is offering tickets to ride on its electric eVTOL aircraft.

Those interested can reserve one of 1000 tickets for €300 with a 10% deposit here

The announcement follows Volocopter’s successful demonstration flights in Stuttgart, at Helsinki’s international airport, and over Singapore’s Marina Bay. “Based on our public test flights and regulatory achievement record, we have paved the way to make electric flight in cities common in just a few years. With the start of reservations, we now invite our supporters and innovators around the world to join us and be amongst the first to experience this new and exciting form of mobility,” said Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter.

Volocopter’s VoloCity electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) air taxi can carry two passengers up to 35km (22 miles) and has a top speed of 110km/h (68mph). It is propelled by 18 rotors and has a low noise signature for operations in urban areas.

The €300 Volofirst ticket includes a 15 minute flight within the first year of the aircraft’s commercial launch, a video of the passenger’s flight and a certificate.

Volocopter’s chief commercial officer Christian Bauer said, “While the final certification for air taxis is still pending, we do have a detailed realistic timeline to launch commercial VoloCity flights in the next 2-3 years. Moreover, those who reserve now can receive the latest updates about our progress and the commercial launch plan.”

Volocopter receive Design Organization Approval (DOA) from the European Aviation Safety Agency earlier this year and says it is working  with cities and partners around the world to bring together all expertise necessary to make battery powered air taxis a reality.

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