The Volocopter makes its first air taxi flight, with the goal of being operational for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris

Volocopter, a German firm, flew its electric air taxi for the first time in France on Monday during a display in Le Bourget airport, and said it hoped to have a service operational in time for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. After a three-minute flight, the flying taxi, which resembles a small helicopter, took off from Bourget airport near Paris and landed vertically. There were no people on board.