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Volocity sky taxi helicopters. A 20-minute flight from Fiumicino Airport to Rome 

Wednesday, 10 November 2021 11:39

From Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport to the center of Rome, and vice versa, in just 20 minutes. And with zero emissions. This is what to expect from VoloCity, the innovative sky taxi from the German company Volocopter, due to begin operations within the next three years, the time necessary to complete the flight regulations and develop the vertical take-off Vertiport.  Both the Italian Civilian Aviation Authority and the Italian Air Traffic Control Agency, together with the Aeroporti di Roma company, are working to ensure that Rome will be one of the world’s first major capitals to get this new form of urban air mobility. 


Eventually the vehicle will be completely autonomous 

The VoloCity, which will initially be able to carry two people one being the pilot, although later the vehicle will be completely autonomous, will travel at a maximum speed of 110 km/hr on the 35 kilometres from the airport to the city. Once the journey is complete the lithium-ion batteries - 9 units will be installed on board the aircraft - can be replaced within five minutes, allowing for a quick turnaround. This also significantly increases battery life and lower prices for the flights


Zero emissions from the airport to the city

The VoloCity has a maximum take-off weight of 900 kg, of which 700 kg are the weight of the empty vehicle and the remaining 200 kg passengers and luggage. Safety is maximum with 18 independent rotors powered by 18 electric engines that allow a totally sustainable journey, without any type of emission. 

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