Austrian software company ASQS GmbH, the global provider of aviation safety and quality management solutions, has announced it is joining forces with Volocopter, the German Urban Air Mobility (UAM) pioneer. Through the integration of ASQS’ IQSMS quality and safety management system, Volocopter is looking to create a proactive safety culture in all its areas of operation.
Founded in 2011, Volocopter is the first and only eVTOL developer to receive both Design Organization Approval (DOA) and Production Organization Approval (POA) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling the company to design and produce electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in house and to certification standards.
The company’s product portfolio includes sustainable, fully electric and emission-free solutions: the VoloCity air taxi for urban passenger flights, the VoloDrone for cargo transportation, and the VoloConnect for longer passenger flights between suburbs and city centres. Volocopter is is developing the entire physical and digital infrastructures, including VoloPorts (eVTOL takeoff and landing points) and its urban air mobility software platform, the VoloIQ, the digital backbone of the ecosystem that connects the aircraft, ground infrastructure and air traffic management.
ASQS will provide support to Volocopter on the industry’s regulatory requirements. The company’s web-based quality and safety management tool, IQSMS, supports more than 280 aviation companies worldwide with key features which include intuitive hazard and event reporting, internal and external auditing, and proactive and systematic risk management which, combined, enable comprehensive monitoring of all compliance and safety-related aspects of the business.