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'Volocopter' air taxi has first test flight

We're entering the future of urban air mobility says ADR chief

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 6 - Italy's new 'Volocopter' air taxi copter had its first test flight at Rome's Fiumicino Airport on Thursday.
    Airport handling company ADR Chairman Claudio De Vincenti said "less than a year after the presentation at Fiumicino of the first Volocopter prototype, today is a first concrete step, entering the future, for urban air mobility".
    He thanked the Atlantia motorway and airport infrastructure company, the Volocopter company, civil aviation authority ENAC and its infrastructure unit ENAV.
    "Rome will be one of the first capital cities in which this new means of transport, the electric helicopter, will start flying in 2024, in view of the Jubilee and the Expo bid," De Vincenti added.
    The Volocopter will be able to take passengers from Fiumicino to the centre of Rome in just 20 minutes. (ANSA).


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