Volocopter certification won, the flying taxi market ready to take off

It is undoubtedly the first of a long series. The European certification obtained Thursday, June 24 by the German start-up Volocopter for its flying taxi is a great first for this type of aircraft. This sesame issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) still remains at this restrictive stage, but it represents a key stage in the maturation of new urban air mobility, for which projects exploded during the 2010 decade.

With this certification, the drone can now be operated in a clearly demarcated low-risk area, even if it is located near an area where drone operations are at higher risk, such as a city or a sports stadium.“, specifies EASA in its press release. The certified machine, a multi-rotor electric aircraft capable of flying at 110 km / h with a range of 35 km, had also carried out on Monday June 21 a 3-minute flight demonstration during the Paris Air Forum, at Paris-Le Bourget airport (Seine-Saint-Denis).

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