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Air Taxi Firm Volocopter Teams Up With Schenker to Deploy Heavy-Lift Drones

BERLIN — German aviation startup Volocopter has teamed up with logistics group DB Schenker to deploy its heavy-lift drones, in a project that will gather vital practical flying experience before its air taxis enter service. Volocopter is one of a …

Air Taxi Startup Lilium Expands Production as Prototype Exceeds 100 KM/H

BERLIN — A prototype flying taxi has achieved speeds in excess of 100 km/h (62 mph), its German developer Lilium said on Tuesday, giving it confidence to expand production capacity ahead of a planned commercial launch in 2025. Munich-based Lilium …