Italy’s First Crewed eVTOL Flight Takes Place

DALLAS – The first crewed electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) flight has taken place in Italian airspace on October 6.

The test flight departed from a special vertiport constructed at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO), the country’s first advanced air mobility (AAM) testing vertiport. It is part of a two-day event to demonstrate what a service between FCO and the city centre might look like as the airport works closely with Volocopter towards introducing a regular service by 2024.

German eVTOL company Volocopter provided the electric aircraft Volocopter 2X, which flew for five minutes at a height of just 40 metres. The read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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