Flying taxis could arrive in Rome as early as 2024

Adr will present tomorrow the first prototype of a vertiport, the space for take-off and landing

You write it urban air mobility (Uam), it reads flying taxis. It is not science fiction but a bet on which Adr is accelerating. The first Italian vertiport prototype is ready and will be presented tomorrow, the space necessary for take-off and landing, with a hangar and all the equipment necessary to coordinate flight operations on the ground. And the aim is to 2024 for the debut of the service on the route between Fiumicino airport and the center of Rome.

When the EASA, ENAC and ENAV certifications are ready, it will be possible to start flying the Volocity, the devices produced by the German company Volocopter. A 20-minute journey is expected for the journey and a price of just under 150 euros.

Volocopter is developing the world’s first sustainable and scalable urban air mobility business to make air taxi services accessible to megacities around the world. With VoloCity, the company is developing the first fully electric “eVTOL” aircraft undergoing certification for safe and quiet passenger transport within cities.