Volocopter inks deal to develop fly-by-light eVTOL air taxi control tech

VoloCity eVTOL air taxi

German electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) developer Volocopter has signed a deal with avionics specialist Diehl Aerospace to create an optical fly-by-light flight control system for its VoloCity air taxis.

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Volocopter’s four-seat eVTOL VoloConnect air taxi completes first flight

German electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Volocopter is moving fast to expand the types of planes it plans to put into operation, revealing it completed maiden flights of its extended-range VoloConnect vehicle parallel to its work preparing the short hop VoloCity air taxi for certification.

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Volocopter taps Microsoft for its future UAM operating system

Next-generation electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Volocopter is teaming up with computing giant Microsoft to ready the operating system upon which its entire range of urban air mobility (UAM) activities will run.

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Volocopter makes first crewed flight of its 2X eVTOL in France

In the company’s next step in preparing for the 2024 Paris Olympics, Volocopter performed a crewed test flight outside Paris, France.

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Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter to hand over direction to ex-Airbus Defense & Space boss Dirk Hoke

Leading urban air mobility (UAM) aircraft manufacturer, Volocopter, has announced its long-serving CEO, Florian Reuter, will be stepping down in September and make way for former Airbus Defense and Space boss, Dirk Hoke.

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Air taxi startup Volocopter raises $170M to fuel global commercial launch

Germany-based urban air mobility (UAM) startup Volocopter, which plans to launch fully-electric passenger air taxis and cargo drones around the world in coming years, says it has picked up $170 million as the first tranche of Series E funding to kick off services in “cities like Singapore, Rome, and Paris.”

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