Volocopter in production
German sailplane manufacturer DG Flugzeugbau has been commissioned by Volocopter Gmbh to build ‘a large number’ of Volocopter 2X electric-powered ‘multicopter’ VTOL craft, which it says will be the first such to go into serial production. The Volocopter 2X can fly autonomously or ‘be easily operated using a joystick’, says the company, and it has also been certified for manned operation. Volocopter flew an unmanned 2X in Dubai last year in what the company described as the ‘first-ever public flight of an autonomous urban air taxi’. It is studying the feasibility and safety of Volocopters serving as ‘flying taxis’ for public transportation.
Volocoptor 2X's first public flight in Dubai in 2017