“…There are hundreds of companies around the globe working toward designing an eVTOL that could be used by the general public as a means to get around. But U.K. company Urban-Air Port is not one of them.
“We’re not developing an air taxi or a drone; we don’t even fly them,” said company founder and executive chair Ricky Sandhu. Instead, “What we do is provide the ground and air infrastructure for them to safely take-off and land and fulfill their air services journey.”
Sandhu noted, “There’s no point to making up a certified [eVTOL] and have nowhere to land. So, we’re kind of doing that grunt work up front.”
Urban-Air Port is an advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure company focused on building vertiports, where eVTOLs will be able to take-off, land, get charged and have maintenance work done as needed, while passengers and cargo can also be processed in a quick and efficient manner.
The company is planning to construct around 200 vertiports around the world over the next five years, with Air One as its first operational prototype set to launch on April 25 after just 11 weeks of construction.