LONDON – At EBACE 2022, Jetex, an award leading aviation provider company, and Volocopter reached a new milestone by signing a strategic partnership agreement to define a safe and sustainable model of urban air mobility (UAM).
This partnership will see the building, development, research and operation of UAM taxi vertical take-off and landing infrastructure for passenger transportation.
Jetex, a Dubai based company specialising in private aviation is now venturing into the UAM market. Volocopter is a pioneer in the world’s first-ever eVTOL one-stop service company. These two companies see huge market potential for the UAM market.
The technology and research and development of the UAM discipline have been increasing lately, and the trend of sustainable travel is also fast-tracking the industry even more. Thus, the two companies plan to launch operations in 2024.
According to Jetex, they are aiming to launch the UAM platform in Miami, Singapore and Paris. This is because these cities are lucrative and tapped as being popular for such modes of transportation.
Jetex also wants to integrate the existing airport infrastructure with the new eVTOL platform.
Adel Mardini, Founder & CEO of Jetex said: “Today, we define the framework for the future of the urban air mobility. The UAM market is projected to grow from US$2.6 billion in 2020 to US$9.1 billion by 2030. We are proud to work with our partners at Volocopter on making this vision a reality.”
Volocopter has been dominating the UAM scene since 2011. It has been making significant steps to bringing commercial air taxi services to significant cities globally. Volocopter has made introductions over the skies of Paris, the United States, and Singapore.
In fact, the company launched its first full-scale air taxi vertiport in Marina Bay (Singapore) back in 2019. The launch in Singapore received much fanfare as it is the first manned flight. Mr. Ho Yuen Sang, Director (Aviation Industry) from CAAS.
“Since late 2018, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has been working with Volocopter to facilitate this flight in Singapore. The Volocopter team went through a series of stringent evaluations to ensure that all the necessary safety requirements were met before the flight was allowed to take place.”
“By working closely with companies such as Volocopter, we hope to facilitate innovations for beneficial uses whilst ensuring aviation and public safety.”
Christian Bauer, Chief Commercial Officer of Volocopter: “Signing this MOU with Jetex is an important first step toward a strategic collaboration to deploy sustainable and integrated UAM operations as well as passenger services.”
Jetex being a private aviation service company and Volocopter being one of the first movers in the UAM market, this synergy will bring success in the future of door-to-door air travel services, in a safe, green, and a convenient way.