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The UK opens the first "Verteport" for eVTOL aircraft

The UK opens the first “Verteport” for eVTOL aircraft

Graphic Design of Vertiporto – Image: Urban-Airport Port

Air One, the world’s first airport for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, has opened its doors in Coventry, England. Urban-Airport, a British company dedicated to the development of this type of terrestrial infrastructure, heralded the beginning of a new era of zero-emission urban transport.

Coventry was selected for its geographical location and history of automotive and aerospace discoveries. For the company, “Indicates the best place to show the future of the movement”.

The company operates the airport for at least a month. It will be a model for the more than 200 similar projects that are planned to open worldwide over the next five years to meet the growing demand for this type of urban movement.

The Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) market is forecast to grow at a rate of 9% per annum for the next two decades. Its growth is growing and a large number of eVTOL aircraft will start commercial operation this decade. However, according to NASA, the lack of adequate ground infrastructure to sustain operations is the biggest obstacle to industry growth.

In that sense, new Dizziness, This type of installation is called an example of how the urban air movement has the potential to contribute to reducing air pollution and congestion on land roads. AirlinesPartner of AEROIN.

“Air One is the first model in our infrastructure fleet, and not only is our backlog open, it is already growing.”, Said Ricky Alley, founder and CEO of Urban-Airport. The company is currently working on upgrading airports in London, the West Midlands, the United States, Australia, South Korea, France, Germany, Scandinavia and Southeast Asia.

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The location of the new airport, next to Coventry Railway Station, is a demonstration of how the Integrated Center for eVTOL flights operates in a congested urban environment. Several assessments will be made next month for this.

Future plans

You vertipports The urban-air port is highly flexible and designed to serve four different markets: passenger air taxi, autonomous delivery drones, emergency management and security and logistics operations.

They have the ability to send short notice to planes to pick up and drop off emergency supplies, equipment and people in a variety of situations.

The company generates revenue through the infrastructure-a-service model, allowing customers to determine the amount of service they need. They may purchase only the infrastructure or contract for comprehensive service including site-based design and maintenance support.

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