Airport World - Kevin Cox, CEO of Ferrovial Vertiports
The revolution in Urban Air Mobility is gathering momentum globally with a new model of sustainable transport set to become reality within a few years. Electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOLs) will transform the way we travel within and between cities.
The design and development of eVTOLs is moving apace as developers seek certification for these battery-powered aircraft from aviation regulatory authorities.
Indeed, several manufacturers expect regulatory approval for manufacturing and operations between 2024 and 2026.
Hand-in-hand with eVTOL development is the need for a network of sites for these vehicles to take-off and land. These sites are known as ‘vertiports’ and infrastructure companies around the world, including Ferrovial, are analysing the most effective markets, locations and facilities to maximise the benefits of eVTOL travel.
It’s critical that airports understand and actively engage with this new transport mode which will bring benefits to them, their airline customers and passengers, and local communities.v