On 29 August, 2019 at 11 am local time in Helsinki, the Volocopter performed a historic flight. The Volocopter 2X was integrated into the airspace of Helsinki international airport. This was the first time an eVTOL airtaxi has flown fully integrated into the air traffic management system at an international airport.
The Volocopter 2X flew integrated into the #UTM and #ATM at Helsinki Airport. As the final of seven #GOF_USPACE demos within the Sesar Joint Undertaking, this was a big step towards safe and efficient integration of drones and airtaxis into airspace.read more: Volocopter
The aircraft was designed to comply with the European Class 6 microlight helicopter rules and be employed in air taxi service in urban areas. It features 18 fixed-pitch propellers, each powered by its own electric motor.
The vehicle weighs 290 kg and can carry a two passenger payload of 160 kg. It has demonstrated an endurance 0f 27 minutes of flight for a range of 27 km. It has a cruise speed of 100 k/hr.It Accommodation is two-seats-in side-by-side configuration in an enclosed cockpit with a windshield. It uses skid landing gear.