Business Traveller (Middle East)

NEOM and Volocopter to create world’s first bespoke public eVTOL system


NEOM, THE SMART and sustainabl­e regional developmen­t in northwest Saudi Arabia and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility, have establishe­d a joint venture (JV) company to design, implement, and operate the world’s first bespoke public vertical mobility system in NEOM.

Air taxi and vertical logistics services will be fully integrated with the overall multi-modal and zero-emission public transit system in NEOM. The JV will be the sole operator of initial public transit routes across NEOM, while enabling an open eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) ecosystem for vertical mobility services including logistics, emergency response, and tourism.

NEOM has placed a confirmed order of 15 Volocopter aircraft to commence initial flight operations within the next two to three years.

eVTOLs are a crucial component of NEOM’s mobility mission, enabling transporta­tion of people and goods without extensive surface infrastruc­ture.

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