Original Article post on Thomasnet.com
Vertical flight solutions provider Bristow Group Inc. announced a partnership with aircraft manufacturer Volocopter to advance electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft services in the United States and the United Kingdom.
The companies expect the addition of Volocopter’s digital platform, VoloIQ, to Bristow’s operational fleet to create new routes and cargo and passenger service opportunities in urban environments.
According to the agreement, both companies will begin developing an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem that covers infrastructure exploration, regulatory discussions, and the establishment of local partnerships. Furthermore, the deal calls for exploring operational, commercial, and eVTOL maintenance services, including adapting the VoloIQ to ensure the efficiency of Bristow’s operations.