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Ferrovial Airports to deploy a network of UK vertiports

By November 8, 2021 No Comments

Ferrovial Airports has announced plans to deploy a network of more than 25 vertiports in the United Kingdom. This initiative follows the recently announced agreement to develop a network of more than 10 vertiports in Florida, US.

Vertiports will provide infrastructure for landing, recharging, and taking off passengers of all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet aircrafts, such as those being developed by Lilium and Vertical Aerospace.

To develop the design and engineering components of the vertiport infrastructure, Ferrovial has partnered with international architecture practice Grimshaw and global engineering, management and development consultancy Mott MacDonald.

“The partnership between vertiports and eVTOLs will provide high speed, affordable, emissions-free travel to millions of people. This network will boost local economies with a new model of regional connectivity,” said Kevin Cox, CEO Ferrovial Airports’ vertiports business.