UAM is a sub-category of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) that focuses on how advanced aircraft operate in and around cities. Today, Volocopter is developing its Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft to offer commercial transport services for passengers and goods – 100% electric and emission-free in flight. This mobility service will be positioned to support existing transportation options, introduce new local employment opportunities and provide point-to-point connections at a cost similar to taxi fare.
“Our partnership with Urban Movement Labs is a great introduction to the US with our innovative UAM services,” says Christian Bauer, Volocopter-CCO. “By bringing the discussion about urban air mobility to broad stakeholders in The angel, Volocopter can strategically identify and address how our services can benefit the cities of the country. More importantly, we also gain real insights into the living transportation ecosystems in the United States in order to provide our future passengers with the best complementary service to other modes of transportation. ”
“Volocopter is one of the promising options for urban air mobility to add to Angeleno’s new connectivity and travel options,” said Clint Harper, Urban Air Mobility Fellow at Urban Movement Labs. “Your partnership with Urban Movement Labs shows that they are interested in learning how to improve the Angelenos mobility experience through a shared vision. Partnerships like this are an important step in launching this innovative industry with the community in mind. We are excited to share this journey with UAM pioneers like Volocopter. ”
“We are implementing a community-first strategy to work with community-based organizations to create a policy framework that will guide the development of the UAM infrastructure in the US City of Los Angeles,” called Sam Morrissey, Executive Director at Urban Movement Labs. “Through our partnership with Volocopter, we can study specific pilot projects to advance a future UAM network that will reflect what we hear from Angelenos and set standards for future UAM operations.”
Volocopter’s family of aircraft for UAM services includes the VoloCity air taxi for short inner-city routes, the VoloDrone for heavy goods transport and the VoloConnect for longer routes between suburbs and the city center. The company is also developing physical and digital infrastructures (VoloPort and VoloIQ) to complement its multipurpose aircraft portfolio and create scalable urban air mobility ecosystems in cities. Volocopter will launch its UAM services in the next 2-3 years after receiving final certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The simultaneous certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will enable Volocopter to bring its services to the USA shortly afterwards.
The partnership between Volocopter and Urban Movement Labs will provide lessons for a policy framework that envisions UAM as a safe, sustainable and equitable multimodal transportation component The angel.
As the only industrial eVTOL player with two strategic EASA certification approvals for the development and manufacture of aircraft in-house, Volocopter brings a leading role in certification, ten years of experience and over 1,000 test flights with it. The company recently demonstrated its progress at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsinwhere Volocopter conducted the first public flight of a manned eVTOL in the United States.
Volocopter is building the world’s first sustainable and scalable urban air mobility company to bring affordable air taxi services for goods and people to megacities around the world. Volocopter works with partners in the areas of infrastructure, operations and air traffic management to build the necessary ecosystem to create “Urban Air Mobility to Life”. Volocopter has 400 employees in the branches in Bruchsal, Munich, and Singapore. The company has raised a total of 322 million euros in equity from investors such as Daimler, DB Schenker, BlackRock and Intel Capital. www.volocopter.com
About Urban Movement Labs
Urban Movement Labs is a unique mobility innovation organization that connects governments, businesses and community members with advanced technology solutions to solve urban transportation challenges City of Los Angeles. With the support of The angel’ Mayor’s office, Urban Movement Labs wants to do The angel the model city for safe, sustainable, equitable and efficient passenger and freight transport and replicate this knowledge all over the world. https://www.urbanmovementlabs.com
SOURCE Volocopter GmbH