Welcome in the future. Air taxis will be tested in the City of Love at the 2024 Winter Olympics. The first tests have already started in Paris. With the aircraft of the German company Volocopter, measurements will be taken at the Pontoise airfield near Paris on Friday. This was announced by the municipal transport company RATP responsible for the project. First you have to measure the noise and vibrations in cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority and noise experts.
The flying taxi has a dozen electrically powered small rotors on the top. One task would be to connect the city’s airports to sports venues. The accessibility of the French capital is a challenge, especially since the traffic is always backed up, even without a major event. However, approvals are still required before trial operations with passengers and flights can begin.
In an announcement, the air taxi startup Volocopter hopes that electric Air taxi in the metropolitan area Paris can be introduced. But Paris should not remain the only place where air taxis can be put into operation. The company is also aiming to start commercial flights in Singapore.