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IQSMS joins Volocopter's UAM ecosystem
Volocopter works with infrastructure and ATM stakeholders to develop urban air taxis and create the UAM ecosystem. It has implemented IQSMS across all areas and will provide it to all future franchisees.
ASQS CEO Gunther Schindl.

Volocopter is implementing safety and quality management software from Austria-based developer ASQS in all aspects of its operations, from engineering and manufacturing to operations and maintenance. The integrated quality and safety management system, IQSMS, will help Volocopter establish a proactive safety culture in all its business areas.

Volocopter will further provide IQSMS to all future franchisees, as part of its IT infrastructure standard package.

"It's great to be on board for this exciting project and to accompany this truly unique customer on its journey of innovation, development and growth. We are pleased to provide Volocopter with our product to support its safety, risk and compliance management processes. Urban air mobility is an exciting new part of the industry, and we look forward to a fruitful cooperation," said ASQS project manager Florian Lis-Srajer, who oversaw the implementation of the system along with ASQS project manager Ruben Inion.

ASQS will support Volocopter with its longstanding expertise and in-depth knowledge of the industry's regulatory requirements. The company's web-based IQSMS tool supports more than 280 aviation companies worldwide in meeting required safety and quality standards and helps establish and maintain a solid safety culture throughout the entire organisation. Key features of its modular software include intuitive hazard and event reporting, internal and external auditing, and proactive and systematic risk management, which together enable comprehensive monitoring of all compliance and safety-related aspects of the business. ASQS further offers its global clients virtually seamless customer support in three different time zones from its headquarters in Vienna and further offices in Bangkok, Thailand and Calgary, Canada.

Today, Volocopter is the first and only eVTOL developer to receive both Design Organisation Approval (DOA) and Production Organisation Approval (POA) from EASA. This enables the company to design and produce aircraft to certification standards in-house. 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. To create scalable ecosystems for urban air mobility, Volocopter is developing the entire physical and digital infrastructures, including VoloPorts (eVTOL take off and landing points) and its urban air mobility software platform, the VoloIQ, the digital backbone of the ecosystem that connects the aircraft, ground infrastructure, air traffic management and much more.

After operating multiple public test flights all around the world in major cities, such as Dubai, Helsinki, Stuttgart, Singapore, Paris, Oshkosh and Hamburg, in the past decade, Volocopter has taken key steps toward launching commercial air taxi services in cities and building the necessary supporting ecosystem to scale its urban air mobility business. It is now moving rapidly toward commercial launch.

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