The Danish company Copenhagen Helicopter and its partner Copenhagen AirTaxi – both based at Roskilde Airport – have signed a letter of intent with Dufour Aerospace for a conditional order to purchase the Aero2 UAV for cargo and aerial work and the Aero3 for passenger transportation.
“The aim is to establish a route between Odense and possibly other parts of the southern Funen archipelago with the Aero2 for cargo purposes by 2026, initially on a trial basis” according to a press release. “This will serve as a learning process for the operation and maintenance of Dufour’s tiltwing aircraft. Once the equivalent but larger 8-seater Aero3 is ready in 2030, Copenhagen Helicopter plan to expand the service to include passenger transport in this region and beyond.”
Thomas Pfammatter, CEO and co-founder of Dufour Aerospace said “In an area with huge geographical obstacles, these aircraft have the potential to change the transportation setup of a country. This is true for Aero2 in uncrewed critical cargo applications and for Aero3 in crewed aviation. These aircraft will make connectivity and logistics dramatically simpler, more ecological and cheaper than today, and Denmark is an ideal place for this.”
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