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Volocopter has joined forces with Fraport to develop concepts for the ground infrastructure required to allow air taxis at Frankfurt Airport in Germany.
Volocopter says its partnership with German airport manager Fraport will focus on integrating what it calls ‘Volocopter Ports’ into existing infrastructure.
The company believes that these could be used in the future to serve as a link between existing urban transportation junctions and provide connections to and from the airport.
The Volocopter air taxi is based on drone technology and is suitable for urban transport as it generates no emissions, the company adds.
Florian Reuter, CEO of Volocopter, says the partnership will work to integrate the air taxi service safely and efficiently into the airport.
Volocopter is also taking steps to integrate its technology in Singapore. Last October, the company announced plans to conduct trials in the country’s urban environments which are expected to lead to public demonstration trials.