#Blog #UAMnews: October ’21

October 30, 2021

In this blog series, we will provide you regularly with an overview of the most important news from the UAM industry – and thus of course also from Volocopter. Stay tuned and up to date!

The latest from Volocopter:

FIRST PUBLIC VOLODRONE DEMONSTRATION AT ITS HAMBURG

On October 12, Volocopter performed its first public demonstration of the VoloDrone in use together with DB Schenker at the ITS mobility conference in Hamburg, Germany. The demonstration included loading and unloading the VoloDrone as well as a flight over the area. It was performed in front of a live audience of stakeholders, journalists, and other guests of the conference as well as live streamed to the Volocopter channels. The successful presentation marks an important milestone for the company.

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VOLOCOPTER PRESENTS MOBILE VERTIPAD

Volocopter and the Austrian vehicle manufacturer Schwarzmüller have partnered to create a new mobile Vertipad built into a conventional long-haul trailer. At the push of a button, the trailer can unfold into a platform and turn into a launch pad/loading ramp, thus converting into a mobile take-off and landing platform for an electrically powered transport drone like the VoloDrone.

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VOLOCITY EXIBHITED IN ROME, ITALY

The VoloCity will be presented to the Italian public at Fiumicino Airport in Rome until October 30 and then again from November 2 – 4 at Piazza San Silvestro in the city center. The eVTOL aircraft can be boarded by visitors to experience the interior first-hand for the first time. This presentation in cooperation with the Italian authorities is part of a larger campaign introducing Volocopter’s UAM ecosystem to Italy.

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VoloCity presentation at Aeroporti di Roma
The latest from the industry:

UK BUILDING EVTOL CONSORTIUM

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced its new international consortium including several eVTOL developers and operators. The group will be tasked with addressing and resolving safety issues on the way to the commercialization of eVTOL aircraft in the UK. The CAA expects the launch of this new mobility within the next five years.

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NASA INTRODUCING AAM TO TEENAGERS THROUGH A CREATIVE CONTEST

In a national poster contest for 6th to 12th graders, the US aviation agency is getting middle school and high school pupils involved with the topic of advanced air mobility through a creative assignment. The teenagers are to depict their vision of topics like air traffic management, autonomous systems and personal drones. The project is aimed among other things at familiarizing them with this new type of mobility.

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