Manned Volo­copter flies over Sin­ga­pore

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The Volo­copter 2X suc­cess­fully com­pleted its first manned flight over Sin­ga­pore’s Ma­rina Bay on 22 Oc­to­ber, the cul­mi­na­tion of an ex­ten­sive se­ries of tri­als to ver­ify the abil­ity of Volo­copter air taxis to fly over the area, with the ul­ti­mate aim of bring­ing com­mer­cial air taxi ser­vices to the city. The two-minute flight cov­ered a dis­tance of about 1.5km at an av­er­age height of forty me­tres.

“The flight today… was the most ad­vanced Volo­copter flight yet and the pi­loted flight was as sta­ble as ever. At the same time, we are show­cas­ing a pro­to­type of our full-scale Volo­port In­fra­struc­ture, al­low­ing for a re­al­is­tic demon­stra­tion of air taxi board­ing and main­te­nance ser­vices. Never be­fore have peo­ple been this close to ex­pe­ri­enc­ing what Ur­ban Air Mo­bil­ity in the city of to­mor­row will feel like,” says Flo­rian Reuter, CEO of Volo­copter.

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