Volocopter Opens First Public VoloCity Exhibition in Asia
by DRONELIFE Workers Author Ian M. Crosby
Immediately, city air mobility (UAM) chief Volocopter introduced a partnership with Singapore’s Institute of Technical Training (ITE) for the launch of a VoloCity public exhibition that includes free guided excursions.
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This would be the first-ever exhibition from Volocopter to function its industrial air taxi mannequin in Asia, in addition to its first long-term exhibition open to the worldwide public.
Volocopter’s first industrial product, VoloCity is a totally electrical two-seater with 18 rotors. The plane is at present present process the method of receiving certification from the European Union Aviation Security Company (EASA), with the aim of a industrial launch within the subsequent couple of years.
The exhibition, held at ITE Faculty Central’s Aerospace Hub, is about to showcase a 3D VoloPort scale mannequin alongside detailed info on each the UAM trade and Volocopter. Attendees will even have the chance to take a seat within the plane and get a way of what this new type of transportation shall be like. Starting this August, Volocopter shall be often providing free guided excursions, with registration at present obtainable.
“Singapore welcomes revolutionary corporations like Volocopter which search to construct completely new industries right here,” stated Minister for Commerce and Trade Gan Kim Yong. “We’re excited concerning the prospects of growing an Superior Air Mobility (AAM) ecosystem in Singapore, and hope that via this exhibit, the general public can be taught extra about this new type of city mobility.”
“Singapore and Germany take pleasure in glorious bilateral relations and are vital commerce companions. We’re happy to see continued cooperation in numerous sectors, particularly in rising industries equivalent to city air mobility,” stated Dr. Norbert Riedel, German Ambassador to Singapore. “We consider each nations stand to learn from these deepened collaborations.”
One of many first launch cities for Volocopter, Singapore has been working intently with the corporate since 2019 when it carried out Asia’s first crewed public check flight of an air taxi in a metropolis heart over Singapore’s Marina Bay. Devoted to launching in Singapore over the course of the following couple of years, Volocopter just lately launched a devoted roadmap displaying that its UAM providers may generate an estimated SGD 4.18 billion in cumulative financial advantages and create as much as 1,300 jobs in Singapore by 2030.
“That is the proper time to showcase our VoloCity in Singapore, as our newest native market survey confirmed a major uptick within the proportion of respondents who’re excited to attempt an air taxi service. We hope to extend public consciousness and training on this new type of mobility and the various methods it’s going to profit Singapore,” stated Volocopter CCO Christian Bauer. “We’re partnering with native establishments and organizations as we construct our UAM ecosystem. ITE is a perfect place to show our plane, as we hope to encourage the following technology of aviation expertise to interact with the rising UAM trade.”
“ITE is privileged to host the VoloCity’s first Asian exhibition on our campus,” stated ITE CEO Low Khah Gek. “It should enhance our plans to equip college students with the related ability units and supply the trade know-how and publicity that may encourage utilized studying. There isn’t a higher option to encourage a visionary strategy to know-how than having the cusp of it bodily within the campus.”
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Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he acquired a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in know-how, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a employees author.
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