Read or listen to all of the headlines in one place: excerpts from the DRONELIFE drone news of the week October 14.  Click on the titles below for the full story.  This week we were at the DJI AirWorks show in Las Vegas – find out what happened!

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Which Comes First, the Vertiport or the eVTOL? At Italys First Advanced Air Mobility Vertiport, Public eVTOL Test Flights

This morning, Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), Volocopter, UrbanV, and Atlantiacompleted Italy’s first crewed eVTOL public test flight during the presentation of the country’s first advanced air mobility (AAM) testing vertiport. A year prior, the first eVTOL prototype was displayed in Italy. Since that initial showcase, major advancements have been made in flight technology, vertiport design, and the necessary regulations to allow the first AAM services between Fiumicino Airport and the city of Rome in 2024.

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