Atlantia and Aeroporti di Roma to bring Volocopter’s electric air taxis to Italy

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22 Oct 2021
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Thanks to the collaboration between Aeroporti di Roma, one of Europe's leading and innovative airport operators, Volocopter, a German company and international leader in Urban Air Mobility (MAU), and Atlantia, Italy will be among the first countries to use “VoloCity” drones to transport people and goods. The innovative, all-electric sky cabs will arrive for the first time in Rome for a double event, organized under the patronage of the National Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) and in collaboration with ENAV. The VoloCity will be exhibited at Fiumicino Airport from 27 to 30 October 2021 and from 2 to 4 November 2021 in Piazza San Silvestro in Rome, Italy.

During the events you will be able to see and enter in the VoloCity, a two-seater electric air taxi, which will be the protagonist of how Urban Air Mobility will solve heavily congested city centers across the world. As an entirely new mobility service, it will offer transportation for people and goods that is battery-powered and thus emission-free in flight.

Together with the Italian authorities and regulators and with our full support, Aeroporti di Roma and Volocopter, will raise public awareness about UAM and pave the way to bring it to Italy within the next 2-3 years. In particular, the new service will connect the international airport in Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” with many places in the city of Rome, through airports for vertical mobility, also called “vertiports”. This will allow to travel in comfort and quality, reducing greatly both the congestion of urban traffic and CO2 emissions, as the 18 engines of VoloCity operate in electric mode.

As one of the main holding companies at global level specialized in strategic investments in the airport and motorway sector, as well as in the development of new forms of sustainable mobility, we are the main shareholder of Aeroporti di Roma and Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur and we have recently invested in Volocopter, together with other major international companies. The development and promotion of businesses integrated with environmental sustainability and technological innovation represent one of our main strategic lines of growth.

Inaugural event for the presentation of VoloCity at Terminal 3 of Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Fiumicino, October 27, 2021


 

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Event for the presentation of VoloCity in Piazza San Silvestro, Rome, November 2nd, 2021

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