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Volocopter starts eVTOL flight tests at Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Volocopter have kicked off a multilayered flight test campaign with a crewed Volocopter 2X. The company says this “marks the first-ever flight test of an eVTOL aircraft in an operational and large international airport in the U.S., and the first eVTOL test in the state of Florida.”

“The flight test campaign consisted of aircraft downwash and outwash testing with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and performance testing in local environmental conditions” according to the press release.

“Stateside, Volocopter recently announced its partnership with the Bristow Group to begin operations of eVTOLs in the near future, with Florida being one of the targeted areas of operation. Since 2018, Volocopter has flown in Las Vegas, Oshkosh, Dallas-Fort Worth area, and Tampa.”

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