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Saudi-backed Volocopter starts making air taxis to send to NEOM

Volocopter, the Saudi-backed pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), has announced the opening of its production facilities in Bruchsal, Germany. At the facility Volocopter will make more than 50 flying taxis per year, which will be shipped to locations including NEOM in Saudi Arabia. The company opened a new hangar that will host the its final assembly line with an airfield to conduct development flight tests as well as quality checks.

From this facility, electric air taxis made in Germany will be deployed across the world, offering commercial services starting next year.  Volocopter’s production facilities have the capacity and regulatory approval to assemble more than 50 VoloCity aircraft each year.  This is the final step of the production setup that Volocopter has been expanding in Bruchsal over the past 18 months.

"Right here is where the aircraft that will change how humanity moves about cities will take off and make its way across the world.  Electric air taxis and Volocopter in particular are a technology made in Germany that will make the world a more sustainable place.” - Dirk Hoke, CEO, Volocopter

As well as NEOM, Saudi Arabia the German company has committed to launching commercial air taxi services in Singapore, Rome and Paris as early as 2024.

Read the full story at Arabian Business

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