Last week, Volocopter successfully completed another eVTOL milestone, by flying the first manned air taxi flight in Italy, reports a press release. The demonstration used new vertiport infrastructure at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.

Marco Troncone, CEO of Aeroporti di Roma, commented, “The opening of the first vertiport in Italy and the first crewed eVTOL flight represent a remarkable step towards the activation of the first AAM routes between Fiumicino airport and Rome city centre by the end of 2024.”

Volocopter are leading the march in the eVTOL industry and look set to be fully certified, ready for the Paris Olympic Games in July 2024, where ambitious plans lie in wait to fly both athletes and the public across the city to and from the many sporting events being held.