Volocopter Expects to Generate SGD 4.18 Billion for Singapore by 2030
by DRONELIFE Workers Author Ian M. Crosby
As we speak, city air mobility (UAM) pioneer Volocopter launched its Singapore Roadmap, which revealed that the corporate expects to ship SGD 4.18 billion in cumulative financial advantages to Singapore by 2030. In response to the roadmap, that is solely one of many many advantages that Volocopter’s UAM companies will present to Singapore. Additionally detailed are the potential routes, use circumstances, and operational issues.
“We’re excited to have progressed to the following step of our UAM journey in Singapore in the present day, by presenting a roadmap that units out additional particulars on the enterprise and operation plans main as much as our business launch within the subsequent two years,” mentioned Volocopter CCO Christian Bauer. “This may solely be achieved by our shut collaboration we have now been fostering for the previous few years with the Singaporean authorities and different native companions.”
“Basing our APAC headquarters in Singapore has enabled us to increase quickly into different nations throughout the area. For instance, we established a three way partnership with Geely in China, joined the Osaka Roundtable in Japan, and performed South Korea’s first crewed public air taxi check flights,” Bauer continued. “We consider the launch of UAM in Singapore will actually improve the Lion Metropolis’s place as one of the vital modern cities on this planet.”
The Singapore Roadmap reveals that Volocopter’s inner research point out that its UAM companies can generate an estimated SGD 4.18 billion in cumulative financial advantages and create as much as 1,300 native jobs by 2030, and that UAM will function an enabler to attain the Singapore Inexperienced Plan 2030, serving as an engine for financial development.
The doc states that the preliminary launch will include vacationer flights over Marina Bay and Sentosa, earlier than increasing its community to incorporate cross-border flights to Indonesia and Malaysia.
Volocopter plans to have 4 to 6 VoloPorts in Singapore by 2030, with Marina South, Sentosa, and Changi all areas in consideration. Moreover, Volocopter’s shopper research in Singapore discovered that 72% of these surveyed expressed excessive curiosity in flying in a VoloCity.
The primary-ever electrical vertical take-off and touchdown (eVTOL) firm to conduct a crewed air taxi flight in a metropolis, Volocopter performed its flight over Singapore’s Marina Bay in 2019. In cooperation with stakeholders such because the Ministry of Transport, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, and the Financial Growth Board, Volocopter has pledged to launch UAM in Singapore as one of many first cities globally.
The one eVTOL developer with each a household of electrically powered plane together with air taxis and heavy-lift drones for items, Volocopter is the primary and solely eVTOL firm in possession of each the required design and manufacturing group approvals (DOA and POA) to advance its plane towards business launch.
Volocopter can be in attendance on the upcoming Singapore Airshow, operating a sales space on the German Pavilion (C-L69).
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Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he acquired a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in know-how, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a workers author.
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