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Volocopter conducts test flights as it works on UTM

12 January 2018

Unmanned aerial system (UAS) traffic management (UTM) technology has been flight-tested in Dubai by German autonomous aerial taxi firm Volocopter, as it prepares to unveil its concepts for airspace management of passenger-carrying unmanned aerial taxis later in 2018.

Volocopter developed the 2X electrically powered autonomous rotorcraft to carry two passengers as an aerial taxi in Dubai. In 2017, the rotorcraft underwent test flights in Dubai, including one that utilised an onboard transponder for ATM technology integration.

“We had in real time integrated the flight of the Volocopter in [the Dubai ATM] system” as an ATM solution for lower airspace, Volocopter Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Alexander Zosel explained to Jane’s on 11 January from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

See related article at: http://www.janesairport360.com/article/9494/airbus-takes-a-fresh-look-at-utm

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