Air taxis cleared for Paris Olympics, Macron offered seat on first flight


Air taxis have been cleared for takeoff during the Paris Olympics — and President Macron has been offered a seat on the first flight. German startup Volocopter will deliver the flying taxis. A barge on the River Seine will provide a tiny airport for the vehicles. The French government confirmed the plans on Tuesday. In an official degree, public officials named the terminal the “Vertiport de Paris-Austerlitz.” The airport will accommodate vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles. Volocopter’s all-electric Volocity is the only air taxi authorised to use the terminal. The two-seater, 18-rotor craft earned the rubber stamp after over…

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