Passenger Terminal Today - Elizabeth Baker

Canadian advanced air mobility (AAM) startup VPorts has announced it is to create an electric AAM corridor between Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in New York and a vertiport in Canada.

This corridor is intended to support the establishment of an AAM ecosystem that will provide a platform for full commercial cargo transportation operations using electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft (large, helicopter-sized drones). The first eVTOL aircraft test flights are planned for 2023.

A consortium of international organizations including VPorts, Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), Syracuse Hancock International Airport, Aéro Montréal, Innovitech, the Unmanned Aerial System Centre of Excellence (Alma) and Helijet International, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish international electric AAM corridors between Québec (Canada) and the USA.

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