Volocopter eVTOL in successful UTM/ATM integration trials in Paris
German air taxi developer Volocopter was among a group of sector companies that successfully tested the integration and use of traditional air traffic management (ATM) technology with new uncrewed traffic management (UTM) platforms designed to orchestrate the flight of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) planes.
The trials took place at the Pontoise airfield in suburban Paris, where a variety of European companies have been working with regional airport management group ADP to prepare for the expected 2024 launch of air taxi services. The week-long project tested the operation of existing ATM systems that crewed planes rely on alongside emerging UTM technologies that remotely or automated craft like Volocopter eVTOLs will use.
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