Coventry to become home for new Urban Air Port

2021-02-01

Coventry to become home for new Urban Air Port

Urban Air Port Air-One in Coventry, UK has been selected as the winner of the Future Flight Challenge to develop aviation infrastructure and systems for electric and autonomous aircraft.

Air-One will be a fully operational hub for future vertical take-off and landing electric drones used to carry cargo or passengers.

Such an airport would be able to show the public how sustainable urban air mobility can reduce traffic congestion, reduce air pollution and decarbonize transport while ensuring passenger transport and delivery.

“Cars need roads. Trains need rails. Planes need airports. eVTOLs will need Urban Air Ports. Over a hundred years ago, the world’s first commercial flight took off, creating the modern connected world,” said Ricky Sandhu, founder and executive chairman of Urban Air Port.

The physical area of ​​the city's airport is 60 percent less than that of a traditional heliport. Using innovative construction, sites can be set up in a matter of days, with zero carbon emissions, and can operate completely autonomously, meaning they don't always have to rely on a suitable grid connection.

It is reported that the new site is designed to service any type of eVTOL drones. This design also means that sites are ideal for emergency management. Designers claim Urban Air Ports can be easily relocated to alternative locations as the air mobility sector evolves and can be used for drones and other eVTOL devices to transport essentials, equipment, and people when needed.




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