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HCA Airport and Copenhagen Helicopter form partnership to establish vertiport site for flying taxis

A new partnership between HCA Airport in Odense and Copenhagen Helicopter will be the “first in Denmark to build an infrastructure for electrically-powered flying taxis – also called eVTOL, electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft – to ferry people between the country’s largest cities” according to UAS Denmark Test Center.

In statement of the company’s website it says “The aim is to showcase the first flying taxi by summer 2023, and in the slightly longer term the goal is to establish one or more landing sites, so-called vertipads or vertiports, in Odense – initially on top of Odense Station.

“Initially, the partnership wants to attract foreign AAM operators to HCA Airport, which already hosts the UAS Denmark Test Center. This could be in the form of testing and demonstration activities or, in the longer term, service and maintenance.

“Copenhagen Helicopter offers transport such as taxi flights in traditional helicopters, which the company says is a growth area. According to Martin Andersen, CEO of Copenhagen Helicopter, the company’s own calculations, which are based on international and national reports, indicate that the AAM area has huge potential and could transport 84,000 passengers a day and remove 120,000 tonnes of CO2 from Danish roads by 2035.

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