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Flying Taxis Are Planned To Launch By 2024 In S’pore, With Exhibition Now Open At ITE College Central

The future is indeed fast approaching us! Volocopter, a German company developing urban air mobility technology, has recently launched a one-of-a-kind exhibition in Asia, ensuring to help you beat the traffic rush with their VoloCity Craft. Looks like air taxis have now become a reality!

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Flying Taxis Are Now A Reality!

According to Volocopter, their air taxi services will cater to three groups of customers- tourists, business travellers, and commuters.

For their initial launch, they are aiming to focus on establishing flight routes through Marina Bay, taking flyers through views of Marina Bay Sands, the Central Business District, the Formula One racetrack, and the Singapore Flyer.

A second potential route will offer views of Sentosa and the Singapore skyline.

Photo: Volvocopter

For all you business travellers, Volocopter plans to take you on a sight-seeing adventure from Singapore’s Marina South to regional economic centres like the Ibrahim International Business District in Johor Bahru or Nongsa Digital Park in Batam, shortening travel time and alleviating “bottlenecks at border points”. Volocopter plans to construct four to six VoloPorts — specialised launch pads for the VoloCity- in the Marina South, Sentosa and Changi area.

Image: Volvocopter
Photo: Volvocopter

Volocopter expects to see urban air mobility services generate $41.8 billion in economic benefits and create up to 1,300 jobs in Singapore by 2030.

Features Of VoloCity

In order to transport people and goods in urban and suburban areas, the VoloCity makes use of vertical takeoff and landing technology.

Photo: Volvocopter

Not only that, but the VoloCity is also powered by electricity, offering a sustainable mode of transport that does increase further pollution. Additionally, as compared to airplanes and helicopters, the VoloCity is also quieter. Other features include a range of 35km, a cruise speed of up to 90km/h, and a carrying capacity of up to 200kg.

Commercial Flights Are Set To Launch Within Two Years

Image: Volvocopter

In 2019, Volocopter held its first crewed public test flight of an air taxi in a city centre over Marina Bay. Within the next two years, Volocopter plans to launch its air taxi services with its VoloCity aircraft in Singapore. If two years is a little too long to wait, fret not! Volocopter has collaborated with ITE and has opened their first public VoloCity exhibition in Asia at the Aerospace Hub in ITE College Central on July 12.

The exhibition launch was attended by Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong, who shared in his speech his excitement about the prospects for developing “Advanced Air Mobility” ecosystem in Singapore. Additionally, the exhibition also featured a 3D VoloPort scale model and detailed information on both the urban air mobility industry and Volocopter.

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Guided Exhibition Tours To Start in August

Starting in August, Volocopter’s air mobility experts will be leading guided tours at the exhibition.

Hurry and sign up here today!

Cover Photo: Volocopter

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