Volocopter, SITA Companion on UAM Infrastructure

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Volocopter Companions with SITA on City Air Mobility Infrastructure

by DRONELIFE Workers 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 popular digital and IT methods companion for vertiports, in addition to the newest investor in Volocopter’s Collection 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 offer passengers with a secure and dependable technique of transportation. Passengers will be capable of hail a flight through 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 contains 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 strategy, Volocopter’s VoloIQ digital working system connects all companions, permitting for a digital-first strategy leading to end-to-end passenger air transportation experiences. The system is at the moment present process the certification course of, performed by the related aviation authorities.

“Volocopter persistently takes a holistic ecosystem strategy. 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 providers. SITA is a number one IT supplier for airports and airways, and we consider there isn’t a higher companion to make our seamless journey expertise doable.”

“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 strategy to air journey in a metropolis atmosphere,” stated Sergio Colella, SITA President for Europe. “Collectively we are going to flip the idea into observe as early as 2024 after we count on the primary business eVTOLs to take flight.”

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Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he obtained a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in expertise, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a workers author.

 



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