Volocopter, the pioneer in Urban Air Mobility (UAM), today announced that it has partnered with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) in Singapore to launch a VoloCity public exhibition including free guided tours in the City of the Lion. This is Volocopter’s first exhibition to showcase its commercial air taxi model in Asia, and the company’s first-ever long-term exhibition to open to the public anywhere in the world.
Located at the Aerospace Hub, ITE College Central, the exhibit features a VoloPort 3D scale model and detailed information about the UAM and Volocopter industry. Visitors will also have the chance to sit on the plane and get an idea of what this new means of transport will look like.
Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Gan Kim Yong, and German Ambassador to Singapore, Dr. Norbert Riedel, both attended the opening ceremony along with other senior agency officials. Singapore government and Volocopter partners.
Minister Gan Kim Yong said: “Singapore is home to innovative companies like Volocopter looking to create entirely new industries here. We are excited about the prospects for the development of an advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystem in Singapore, and hope that through this exhibition, the public can learn more about this new form of urban mobility.
Dr Norbert Riedel, German Ambassador to Singapore, said, “Singapore and Germany enjoy excellent bilateral relations and are important trading partners. We are pleased to see continued cooperation in various sectors, especially in emerging industries such as urban air mobility. We believe that both countries have everything to gain from these in-depth collaborations. »
Singapore is one of Volocopter’s first launch cities. The German company conducted the first public crewed test flight of an air taxi in a city center above Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay in 2019, and is working closely with the city. It has pledged to launch UAM services in Singapore within the next two years. He recently published a dedicated roadmap which revealed that its UAM services could generate cumulative economic benefits estimated at SGD 4.18 billion and create up to 1,300 jobs in Singapore by 2030.
Christian Bauer, commercial director of Volocopter, said, “Now is the perfect time to introduce our VoloCity to Singapore, as our latest local market survey showed a significant increase in the proportion of respondents who are excited to try an air taxi service. We hope to increase public awareness and education about this new form of mobility and the many ways it will benefit Singapore.
We partner with local institutions and organizations as we build our UAM ecosystem. ITE is a great place to showcase our aircraft, as we hope to inspire the next generation of aviation talent to engage in the emerging UAM industry.
Low Khah Gek, Managing Director of ITE, said, “ITE is privileged to host VoloCity’s first Asian exhibition on our campus. This will reinforce our plans to equip students with relevant skill sets and provide the know-how and industry exposure that will encourage applied learning. There’s no better way to inspire a visionary approach to technology than to have it physically center stage on campus. »
With its two seats and 18 rotors, the fully electric VoloCity is Volocopter’s first commercial product and is currently working towards European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, with the aim to be commercially launched within the next two years.
From August 2022, Volocopter will regularly offer free guided tours. Anyone interested in taking one is invited to register. here.
About the Institute of Technical Education
The Technical Education Institute (ITE) was established as a post-secondary institution in 1992, under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. ITE is a leading provider of vocational and technical education and a key developer of Singapore’s National Skills Certification and Qualifications Standards for the Future Economy. It offers three key programs – (1) Pre-employment training for young people after secondary education (2) Continuing education and training for adult learners and (3) Work-based learning and work-study programs with employers. Under its “One ITE System, Three Colleges” governance model, ITE has three colleges – ITE College Central, ITE College East and ITE College West. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.ite.edu.sg/
Volocopter brings urban air mobility (UAM) to megacities around the world. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for city dwellers by providing a fantastic new mode of transportation. To this end, we create sustainable and scalable UAM ecosystems with partners in infrastructure and operations.
Volocopter’s eVTOL family of aircraft will offer passengers (VoloCity and VoloConnect) and cargo (VoloDrone) fast, secure and emission-free connections to their destinations, backed by VoloIQ, the UAM ecosystem software platform that serves digital spine system for safe and efficient transportation. operations.
As a pioneer in the UAM industry, Volocopter will launch commercial services in the next few years. Founded in 2011, the company employs more than 500 people in Germany and Singapore, has completed more than 1,500 successful public and private test flights, and has raised $579 million in capital from investors including Geely, WP Investment , Mercedes-Benz Group, BlackRock, Tokyo Century, NTT DoCoMo. www.volocopter.com