Volocopter flies over South Korea’s Incheon Airport – sUAS Information


Seoul, South Korea, 16 November 2021 – Right now, German city air mobility (UAM) pioneer, Volocopter, performed a crewed public check flight in entrance of a whole bunch of spectators at Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea. 

As a part of the 2021 Ok-UAM Confex, the 5-minute flight trial coated roughly 3 kilometers and reached a most altitude of fifty meters and a most pace of 45 km/h. One week earlier, on 11 November, the air taxi firm accomplished a public check flight at Gimpo Worldwide Airport. It was the first-ever crewed public check flight of an electrical vertical take-off and touchdown (eVTOL) air taxi within the Republic of Korea.

Florian Reuter, CEO of Volocopter, mentioned, “We’re very excited to have flown our air taxi in South Korea not as soon as, however twice within the final week, which is nice to extend public consciousness on city air mobility. As a brand new mode of transport, air taxis complement the present mobility options and let individuals attain their locations quicker and extra comfortably in megacities similar to Seoul.” 

UAM refers to a brand new mode of city transportation that makes use of eVTOL plane to maneuver individuals or items inside decrease city and suburban airspaces, serving to relieve the pressure on more and more congested metropolis roads in a sustainable method. 

As a UAM trade chief, Volocopter’s 2011 flight was the primary crewed eVTOL flight in aviation historical past and has developed a household of electrically powered plane that may transport passengers (the VoloCity and VoloConnect) and items (the VoloDrone). It’s the first and solely eVTOL firm globally to have obtained each design and manufacturing group approvals from European Union Aviation Security Company (EASA).

Volocopter will subsequent show its VoloCity to the general public on the CoMotion LA occasion in Los Angeles, USA, and the European Rotors occasion in Cologne, Germany, each of which occur from 16-18 November.  
About Volocopter

Volocopter is constructing the world’s first sustainable and scalable city air mobility enterprise to deliver reasonably priced air taxi providers to megacities worldwide. With the VoloCity, the corporate is growing the primary totally electrical “eVTOL” plane in certification to move passengers safely and quietly inside cities. Volocopter leads and cooperates with companions in infrastructure, operations, and air visitors administration to construct the ecosystem essential to ‘Convey City Air Mobility to Life’.

In 2011, Volocopter carried out the first-ever crewed flight of a purely electrical multicopter and has since showcased quite a few public flights with its full-scale plane. Probably the most notable have been the general public check flights at Singapore’s Marina Bay in October 2019 and the world’s first autonomous eVTOL flight in Dubai 2017. Volocopter can also be growing merchandise for the logistics area with their heavy-lift cargo variant, the VoloDrone.

Based in 2011 by Stephan Wolf and Alexander Zosel, Volocopter has 400 workers in places of work in Bruchsal, Munich, and Singapore. The corporate has raised a complete of €322 million in fairness. Volocopter’s buyers embrace Daimler, Geely, DB Schenker, BlackRock, and Intel Capital amongst others.

Discover out extra at: www.volocopter.com