Volocopter Companions with SITA on City Air Mobility Infrastructure
by DRONELIFE Employees Author Ian M, Crosby
City air mobility (UAM) chief Volocopter has entered a partnership with air transport trade IT supplier SITA. The settlement positions SITA as Volocopter’s most well-liked digital and IT programs associate for vertiports, in addition to the newest investor in Volocopter’s Sequence E funding spherical.
UAM has the potential to usher in a brand new age of sustainable aviation, providing quite a few mobility choices to cities across the globe. Volocopter’s VoloCity electrical air taxi will function routes in megacities to supply passengers with a secure and dependable methodology of transportation. Passengers will have the ability to hail a flight by way of designated boarding factors (or “vertiports”).
SITA will leverage its air transport experience for the burgeoning UAM trade, creating new working requirements and a digital-first passenger expertise. The corporate’s portfolio encompasses a broad vary of IT options, comparable to airport administration and operations, passenger operations, flight and plane operations, baggage processing, and border administration.
Identified for its built-in UAM ecosystem method, Volocopter’s VoloIQ digital working system connects all companions, permitting for a digital-first method leading to end-to-end passenger air transportation experiences. The system is presently present process the certification course of, performed by the related aviation authorities.
“Volocopter constantly takes a holistic ecosystem method. Working in live performance with our companions, we’re organising for business operations,” stated Volocopter Chief Industrial Officer Christian Bauer. “This includes establishing the requisite infrastructure, upkeep, flight operations, IT, and buyer companies. SITA is a number one IT supplier for airports and airways, and we consider there isn’t any higher associate to make our seamless journey expertise attainable.”
“Volocopter is in pole place to make electrical air taxis a actuality, benefiting from its first-mover benefit. At SITA, we are going to play a key position in delivering this new digital UAM world and defining a seamless, smarter method to air journey in a metropolis setting,” stated Sergio Colella, SITA President for Europe. “Collectively we are going to flip the speculation into follow as early as 2024 once we count on the primary business eVTOLs to take flight.”
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.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, knowledgeable drone companies market, and a fascinated observer of the rising drone trade and the regulatory setting for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles targeted on the business drone area and is a global speaker and acknowledged determine within the trade. Miriam has a level from the College of Chicago and over 20 years of expertise in excessive tech gross sales and advertising for brand new applied sciences.
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