Volocopter launches campaign to bring electric air taxi services to U.S. cities
Global Aviator|February 2021
Volocopter, the German air taxi start-up and “Pioneer of Urban Air Mobility (UAM),” announced in early January this year that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation on 22 December 2020.

This sets the basis for Volocopter to bring their electric air taxi services to the American market. Volocopter is the first and only electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) company in the world with Design Organization Approval (DOA), the license to develop and build certified aircraft, from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The company is currently in the process of receiving EASA Type Certification for their VoloCity aircraft. Volocopter is seeking FAA approval to enter the U.S. market concurrently with its EASA type certificate to accelerate its worldwide expansion.

Volocopter boasts ten years of full-scale aircraft testing experience, substantial international partnerships and investors, and an electric air taxi design fit for intra-city transport and certification. Through longstanding, fruitful relationships with cities like Singapore, Paris, and Dubai, Volocopter has already demonstrated their expertise in electric flight for inner-city mobility. Compared to other eVTOL players in the UAM industry, Volocopter is focused on promoting seamless, 100% electric mobility within congested cities.

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