Volocopter adds emergency medical user to widening air taxi clients
Urban air mobility startup Volocopter is finding additional ways to expand uses for its battery-powered craft beyond its principal air taxi services, most recently through a new deal concluded with fellow German organization ADAC Luftrettung to deploy the planes in emergency medical response.
Volocopter made the announcement amid opening activities of the 2023 Paris Air Show. It said the agreement calls for ADAC Luftrettung to purchase two Volocopter VoloCity air taxis, and carries an option to buy another 150. The initial pair will be used to test ways the next-generation planes can be deployed in future emergency medical and rescue operations.
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ADAC Luftrettung, one of the largest first responder organizations in Europe, has worked with Volocopter on potential deployment of its nominal air taxis for emergency medical deployment since 2018. It initially put in a…