The additional funds to Volocopter’s Series E will also help prep the urban air mobility ecosystem — including infrastructure, integration with other mobility forms and raising public awareness — so when the VoloCity is certified, Volocopter can begin offering rides immediately, according to a spokesperson.

“First commercial operations will be a small number of Volocopters flying on specific routes (maybe one or two) with paying customers,” Helena Treeck, Volocopter’s head of PR, told TechCrunch via email. “From there, the network of routes will continuously grow to offer more and more routes and flights on connections, where we can really add value (beyond the fantastic view) to our customers, like time savings and predictability of services.”

Volocopter raises $182M to bring air taxi closer to certification by Rebecca Bellan originally published on TechCrunch