VoloCity exhibition opens to public in Singapore
Volocopter has launched a VoloCity public exhibition including free guided tours in partnership with Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE).
This is Volocopter’s first exhibition to feature its commercial air taxi model in Asia, and the company’s first-ever long-term, public exhibition anywhere in the world.
Located at Aerospace Hub, ITE College Central, the exhibition features a 3D VoloPort scale model and detailed information on both the UAM industry and Volocopter.
Gan Kim Yong, Sinapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry said: “Singapore welcomes innovative companies like Volocopter which seek to build entirely new industries here. We are excited about the prospects of developing an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) ecosystem in Singapore, and hope that through this exhibit, the public can learn more about this new form of urban mobility.”
Singapore is one of the first launch cities for Volocopter, the firm conducted Asia’s first crewed public test flight of an air taxi in a city centre over Marina Bay in 2019.
Volocopter has also recently released a dedicated roadmap that revealed its UAM services could generate an estimated SGD4.18 billion in cumulative economic benefits and create up to 1,300 jobs in Singapore by 2030.
Christian Bauer, chief commercial officer, Volocopter: “We hope to increase public awareness and education on this new form of mobility and the many ways it will benefit Singapore. We are partnering with local institutions and organisations as we build our UAM ecosystem. ITE is an ideal place to display our aircraft, as we hope to inspire the next generation of aviation talent to engage with the emerging UAM industry. ”
Low Khah Gek, CEO, ITE added: “ITE is privileged to host the VoloCity’s first Asian exhibition on our campus. It will boost our plans to equip students with the relevant skill sets and provide the industry know-how and exposure that will encourage applied learning. There is no better way to inspire a visionary approach to technology than having the cusp of it physically in the campus.”