Volocopter has joined forces with Skyports to deliver the world’s first full-scale air taxi vertiport.
The Voloport has been unveiled at the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Singapore.
The two companies have also said that their partnership will continue as they seek to introduce commercial air taxi services in Singapore and beyond.
Duncan Walker, managing director of Skyports, said: “The VoloPort is an important step towards establishing an entire air taxi solution in Singapore.
“Skyports has identified a number of potential VoloPort locations and air taxi routes across the city state.
“We look forward to the next stage of our exciting partnership with Volocopter as we work towards the introduction of commercial air taxi services in the city state.”
Florian Reuter, CEO of Volocopter, added: “There are three major aspects that need to be in place for urban air mobility to become reality: the aircraft, the infrastructure, and the necessary regulation for both.
“Standing inside the VoloPort makes Urban Air Mobility feel extremely real and demonstrates that air taxi operations are not a faraway future, but very feasible to achieve within the next two to five years. Today marks a fantastic step forward!”
As part of the ITS World Congress, Volocopter and Skyports have built up the VoloPort prototype on the Float at Marina Bay, and numerous visitors are expected, including representatives from the EU Commission, the EASA, and the Ministry of Transport of various countries.
The VoloPort demonstrates numerous capabilities to support a smooth customer journey as well as operational processes, and is designed to offer an exceptional passenger experience, using the most modern safety and security processes.
Its modular design can be easily adapted to fit rooftops, railway stations, parking lots and other metropolitan locations.
It will accommodate a wide range of electric air taxis, serving business travellers, tourists and anyone else fed up with sitting in traffic.