“RTA” and Volocopter agree on world’s first test run

Dubai / June 19, 2017
 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.

Read more: Volocopter as an Autonomous Air Taxi in Dubai

Friedrichshafen, Germany in April 2017. 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 electricity and capable of carrying 2 passengers.

Read more: World premiere of the Volocopter series model 2X – The flying taxi is just about to be launched...

Karlsruhe, Germany in June 2016. The Karlsruhe-based company e-volo conducted test flights with the Volocopter at higher altitudes and speeds at a special test flight area in Bavaria.

The Volocopter VC200 is a vertical takeoff aircraft for two passengers that uses electric propulsion only. The first manned flight took place in Bruchsal near Karlsruhe this year at the end of March.

Read more: The Volocopter demonstrates dynamic flight properties

Karlsruhe, Germany in April 2016. The premiere of manned flights with the world’s first certified Multicopter, e-volo’s Volocopter VC200, marks a step forward in urban mobility. The Volocopter is a personal aerial vehicle designed to be so easy and safe to fly that anyone can command it. Due to its electric propulsion, it has no tailpipe emissions and is impressively quiet. For the first time humans’ dream of personal flight as a daily routine becomes attainable. As such it not only offers more widespread use in conventional aircraft domains, but brings us another step closer to air taxi services and entire transportation systems in the third dimension.

Read more: World premier: Volocopter is flying manned!
 - A step forward in urban mobility

Karlsruhe, March 2016. Since 2013, the German Ultralight Flight Association has been testing the Volocopter on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. In February, the Association granted Karlsruher e-volo GmbH a provisional certificate for its VC200 as an ultralight aircraft (certificate number (VVZ) (D-MYVC). e-volo aims to have its Volocopter certified as an ultralight prototype and, hence, pave way for series production of the 2-seater. The completely new, vertical takeoff aircraft is extremely easy to fly, quiet, and emission-free. A comprehensive redundancy concept in all its electronic components ensures its safe landing, even if one or more drives were to fail. The Volocopter is controlled with one hand using a joystick. The zero emissions have been made possible by its all-electric drives and rechargeable batteries that can be swapped very quickly and easily.

Read more: The Volocopter receives a certificate of airworthiness

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