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Airbus Helicopters partners with Voom

15th February 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Voom, an on-demand helicopter booking platform, has joined Airbus Helicopters as part of the company’s strategy to provide new urban mobility solutions for commuters, Airbus announced on 13 February.

The company launched its commercial operations in April 2017 in Sao Paulo and plans to expand its presence in 2018.

The Voom platform connects commuters with licensed helicopter operator partners, allowing travellers to book air taxi flights from its website for flights more than 60 minutes in advance.

Airbus is exploring a range of urban mobility solutions, including on-demand helicopter rides for events; the four passenger, self-piloted CityAirbus eVTOL demonstrator; the single passenger, self-piloted Vahana eVTOL aircraft by A3 (Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost); autonomous urban parcel delivery by drones through the skyways project; and the Racer high-speed demonstrator.

The Altiscope project underway by A3 is helping to shape future regulations and air traffic control requirements to safely integrate eVTOL aircraft in urban skies.

Uma Subramanian, CEO, Voom, said: ‘We are thrilled to join Airbus Helicopters to build the urban air mobility experience around the world. Our services provide convenient, reliable and affordable air transit to urban areas that so desperately need an alternative to traditional ground transportation. Following our launch in Brazil, we are expanding into additional cities, beginning with Mexico City early this year.’

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