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Electric Volocopter Begins Air Taxi Ticket Sales

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Old September 18th 20, 02:55 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
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Volocopter Begins Air Taxi Ticket Sales
Kate O'ConnorSeptember 17, 20206

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Urban air mobility (UAM) company Volocopter announced on Wednesday
that it is now selling tickets for piloted air taxi flights in its
VoloCity electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL).
Angling to become “the first electric air taxi company to acquire
paying end-customers,” Germany-based Volocopter is limiting its
initial offering to 1,000 slots. The €300 ($355) tickets can be
reserved for a 10 percent deposit and are good for a 15-minute flight
“scheduled within the first 12 months after commercial launch” plus
video of the experience.

“While the final certification for air taxis is still pending, we do
have a detailed realistic timeline to launch commercial VoloCity
flights in the next 2-3 years,” said Volocopter Chief Commercial
Officer Christian Bauer. “Moreover, those who reserve now can receive
the latest updates about our progress and the commercial launch plan.”

Volocopter flew its first eVTOL design in 2011 and unveiled the
, its fourth-generation model, last year. The VoloCity is expected to
have a range of 35 km (19 NM), top airspeed of 110 km/h (59 knots) and
payload of 200 kg (441 pounds). The company is planning to certify the
aircraft under EASA’s new SC-VTOL rule.

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