First test On taxi drones performed by Volocopter at Fiumicino Airport. Volocopter’s first public flight, in collaboration with the airports of Rome. A major project that provides for the constant future use of taxi drones. By 2024, its use will become the habit for major events such as the Jubilee and the Expo.
The hard months of working to achieve the goal of advanced air mobility over Rome and Italy have never been delayed. An action aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of the aircraft used for travel to local airports.
THE connections between Rome and Fiumicino airport will be more ecological And fast. A significant decrease in the emission of harmful substances and road traffic is expected. A test pilot was also on board during the flight test.
A flight of 5 minutes at an altitude of 40 meters and a speed of 40 kilometers per hour in a vertiport of 5,500 square meters. The latter is equipped with a space for landing and take-off operations, a parking lot and a covered hangar. An avant-garde and functional environment, a great promise of the latest generation technological future. At the same time, the flight test also presented the first Italian vertiport.
Source: Lega Nerd
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