Bruchsal, Germany / Singapore, 14 February 2022 – Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), expects to deliver SGD 4.18 billion in cumulative economic benefits to Singapore by 2030. This is just one of the many benefits that Volocopter’s UAM services will bring to the city-state, according to its Singapore Roadmap released today. The document also shares details on the potential routes, use cases, and operational considerations.
Key insights from the Singapore Roadmap include:
Volocopter was the first-ever electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) company to conduct a crewed air taxi flight in a city. The flight over the city-state’s iconic Marina Bay in 2019 gave observers firsthand experience of what an air taxi looks and sounds like. Working closely with several key stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, and the Economic Development Board, the company has committed to launching UAM in Singapore as one of the first cities globally.
Volocopter is the only eVTOL developer that has a family of electrically powered aircraft including air taxis for short and long urban routes (the VoloCity and VoloConnect) and heavy-lift drones for goods (the VoloDrone). It is also the first and only eVTOL company holding both the required design and production organization approvals (DOA and POA) to advance its aircraft toward commercial launch.
Volocopter will be running a booth at the upcoming Singapore Airshow at the German Pavilion (C-L69).
Volocopter brings urban air mobility (UAM) to megacities worldwide. We aim to improve the quality of life for people in cities by offering a fantastic new mode of transportation. To this end, we create sustainable and scalable UAM ecosystems with partners in infrastructure and operations.
Volocopter’s family of eVTOL aircraft will offer passengers (VoloCity and VoloConnect) and goods (VoloDrone) swift, secure, and emission-free connections to their destinations, supported by VoloIQ, the UAM ecosystem’s software platform that serves as its digital backbone for safe and efficient operations.
As a pioneer in the UAM industry, Volocopter will launch commercial services within the next few years. Founded in 2011, the company employs more than 500 people in Germany and Singapore, has completed over 1,000 successful public and private test flights, and raised €322 million in equity from investors, including Mercedes-Benz Group, Geely, DB Schenker, BlackRock, and Intel Capital. www.volocopter.com