by Carla Andrea Fundarotto
A real zero-emission flying taxi that will connect the city of Rome with the Leonardo Da Vinci airport of Fiumicino.
The aircraft will be called VoloCity and, in addition to the savings in terms of emissions, it will also contribute to shortening the times and distances that separate the city from the airport.
If before reaching Fiumicino it took, in fact, about 40 minutes by car and a little less by train, with VoloCity it will only take 20 minutes.
Who will make VoloCity?
The prototype will be electrically powered and will be able to carry, at the moment, only one passenger. It will be able to reach a maximum speed of 110 km / h and cover a distance of 35 kilometers. The batteries will be lithium-ion.
Its maximum take-off weight will be 900 kilograms. The engine will be electric with zero emissions.
When and how will it come into operation?
The official take-off of the aircraft is scheduled for 2025.
All this will be preceded by the flight adjustment and the development of the so-called “vertiporti” which will be used for the take-off and landing of the vehicle. Enac, ENAV and Aeroporti di Roma are already working on the realization of the project.