We raised stake in Volocopter after participating in latest financing round
Volocopter is the pioneer in the development of Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) technologies, design, and production of fully sustainable electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, capable of transporting people and goods. The technology effectively reduces the flight emission impact on the surrounding area to zero, providing emission-free and practically noiseless transport.
In November 2021, an innovative model of the eVTOL was exhibited for the first time at Fiumicino’s Leonardo da Vinci airport and in the centre of Rome thanks to our partnership with Aeroporti di Roma and Volocopter. The launch of commercial services in major cities such as Rome, Paris and Singapore is scheduled to take place within the next few years, once all the necessary certificates of airworthiness have been issued by the EASA (the European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and, in Italy, ENAC (the country’s Civil Aviation Authority).
We hasve also been working on the establishment of Urban Blue, a new company owned by Aeroporti di Roma, Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, Aeroporto di Venezia and Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi di Bologna, with the aim of enabling and accelerating the development of global urban air mobility infrastructure, starting from vertical takeoff airports (or vertiports).