Japan Airlines announced that it will use Volocopter’s electric air taxis and heavy-lift drones in Japan
Volocopter to showcase its technology at Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai
Besides electric vehicles, the only area of technological innovation in the transportation sector is the advent of eVTOL, or vertical take-off and landing electric vehicles, with companies like Air, Kitty Hawk investing heavily in space. Now there is Volocopter bringing its eVTOLs to Japan with public testing in 2023. It announced this at the Osaka Roundtable and it will showcase its flight technology at Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai. It already has orders placed with its investor Japan Airlines (JAL).
Volocopter is a German urban air mobility business developer that operates as an aircraft manufacturer, an airport, a global pioneer in the airline industry. It has over 400 employees and is supported by both Daimler and Japan Airlines.
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“We are honored to be seated at the Osaka Roundtable and to take flight at a milestone of Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai. Japan and Osaka’s commitment to the commercialization of UAM and its open approach allows us to pioneer the future of mobility. As the world’s first and only eVTOL developer with successful public flights across multiple continents and a family of multi-functional aircraft, we are confident that we will become an integral part of Japan’s future UAM ecosystem. Together with our partners, we aim to improve life in densely populated areas through our sustainable UAM services, ”said Florian Reuter, CEO of Volocopter.
Volocopter has already worked on launching its eVTOLs in Singapore as an air taxi service over the next three years. It also owns the Chinese Geely which has ordered 15 Volocopter products over the next five years. Japan Airlines has announced that it will use Volocopter’s electric air taxis and heavy-lift drones in Japan. He’s already looking beyond eVTOL vehicles for Japan Airlines.
Volocopter will showcase its UAM technology at Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai, which takes place in cities around the world every few years. Japan has also been working since 2018 to commercially implement eVTOLs and have heavy lifting drones.
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