Commercial “air taxis” by Volocopter will take flight in Singapore by 2024

Volocopter aims to launch a commercial taxi service in Singapore, becoming the first company to offer such a service in the city-state. The German aircraft manufacturer has been developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft for several years.

The electric aircraft – called VoloCity is a fully electric two-seater aircraft with the ability to ferry up to two passengers and a range of up to 35 km. It is designed for optimal urban flight, including the lowest noise emissions in the industry. Volocity is powered by 18 rotors and can take off and land vertically, making it well-suited for operating in urban environments.

The first air taxi flights in Singapore could take a scenic route around Marina Bay if they are approved. The 15-minute flight will cover a circular path that offers views of Marina Bay Sands, the Central Business District, the Formula One racetrack, and the Singapore Flyer. Tourists can look forward to ‘levelling up’ their holiday experience in Singapore with a scenic flight. Another air taxi route around Sentosa island – also aimed at tourists – is next in the pipeline for Volocopter.

First Public VoloCity exhibition in Asia

On July 12, Volocopter partnered with Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to launch a VoloCity public exhibition including free guided tours in the Lion City. This is Volocopter’s first exhibition to feature its commercial air taxi model in Asia, and the company’s first-ever long-term exhibition to open its doors to the public anywhere in the world.

For those who are excited and curious about VoloCity, you can check out the exhibition at Aerospace Hub @ ITE College Central and even sit in the aircraft to get a sense of what this new form of transportation will be like.


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Starting August 2022, Volocopter will be offering free guided tours on a regular basis. Anyone interested in taking one is invited to sign up here.

Source: Volocopter and The Straits Times

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