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Too fast for the FAA? Companies moving forward to develop flying cars and electric planes, but Florida airspace is just not ready
Sun-Sentinel | 05/24/2024
Florida, state and private sector actors have been pressing hard since 2021 to develop a system of "vertiports" for takeoffs and landings
Vertiport Simulations seeks advanced air mobility partners
verticalmag | 05/06/2024
Vertiport Simulations is looking to partner with AAM aircraft manufacturers to place their aircraft designs in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and 2024 for the purpose of test-driving vertiport designs in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Vertiports and sustainability
Airports International | 03/22/2024
To achieve the necessary public acceptance for vertiports to become a mainstay within the aviation ecosystem, safety and environmental impact concerns must be addressed.
Vertiports: what the aircraft developers want
Airports International | 03/22/2024
From the AAM developer's point of view, what is the most important element of vertiport design?
Vertiports: electrical and digital infrastructure
Airports International | 03/21/2024
Unless vertiports have the necessary electrical and digital infrastructure, they are unlikely to fulfil the promise of the new urban air mobility (UAM) revolution.
Houston Prepares for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations: DRONELIFE Exclusive Interview
dronelife | 03/18/2024
Houston Aviation Department outlines vision for future air taxi operations
Electric Aircrafts Will Need Powerful Ports
NREL | 03/17/2024
An NREL Study Shows That Grid Upgrades Are Needed for eVTOL Charging, But On-Site Generation and Storage Can Help
Partnership to establish Texas vertiports
P3 Bulletin | 03/01/2024
A deal has been agreed between the City of Sugar Land, Texas, and a private partner to establish autonomous air taxis in the Greater Houston region.
Preparing for eVTOL takeoff
Vertical | 02/17/2024
How legacy airports are getting ready for the arrival of air taxis.
Developing a radar network for safe flight operations at vertiports
TechXplore | 02/01/2024
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR are developing an entirely digital sensor network, including a radar sensor, that in the future will be able to closely monitor air traffic at a vertiport and ensure safe flight operations.
CAA launches consultation on vertiports at existing aerodromes
Pilot | 01/30/2024
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has launched a consultation on design proposals for vertiports at existing aerodromes, ahead of the anticipated entry of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft into service.
DFW Airport and Overair to explore EVTOL operations
Passenger Terminal Today | 11/30/2023
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Texas and Overair have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperatively explore the future of vertiport development and eVTOL aircraft operations within the DFW Metroplex.
UNT Exploring Drone Delivery Corridor from North Texas to Oklahoma
WBAP News Talk | 11/10/2023
The University of North Texas is taking a huge leap into the future. An advanced new technology has found a home at UNT which is intended to bring an entirely new line of future jobs to North Texas.
Volocopter Soars Under the Blue Skies of Tampa 
sUAS News | 11/03/2023
Tampa International Airport (TPA), ranked the #1 Large Airport in J.D. Power's North America Airport Satisfaction Study, and Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), have successfully kicked off a multilayered flight test campaign with a crewed Volocopter 2X. This marks the first-ever flight test of an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in an operational and large international airport in the U.S., and the first eVTOL test in the state of Florida.  
This Waterfront Vertiport Concept is Set to Become a Game-Changer
AutoEvolution | 10/03/2023
The most highly-anticipated AAM (Advanced Air Mobility) event is finally here – the Airtaxi World Congress is unfolding in San Francisco throughout the week.
Event Review: SMART Airports & Regions
Airport World | 09/18/2023
Nearly 400 delegates and 37 exhibitors made the smart choice by attending the recent SMART Airports & Regions Conference and Exhibition in Edmonton, writes Joe Bates.
Volatus To Build Vertiport At Central Texas Airport
Aviation Week | 07/18/2023
Volatus Infrastructure has signed an agreement with Greenport International Airport and Technology Center to build a vertiport at the planned Central Texas airport and innovation complex, marking the latest development project for the maker of modular, scalable vertiports. 
How Airports Can Prepare For Electric Aircraft
Avionics International | 07/10/2023
Engineering firm WSP has taken the lead in assisting airports in the preparations for electric aircraft. With electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles on the horizon, WSP is working closely with clients to integrate these groundbreaking advancements into their master plans.
City buildings could blow air taxi future off course
Tech Xplore | 06/20/2023
The air taxi market is almost ready for take off, with companies such as Boeing, Hyundai, Airbus and Toyota building fleets to have commuters flitting through the sky. Europe and the U.S. have both drafted new rules to pave the way for air taxis to begin operations within the decade, with Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to follow suit.
One small landing for a drone
sUAS News | 05/27/2023
One giant touchdown for mankind? The first drone landing took place on the vertiport of Future Mobility Park (FMP) last Wednesday. One of the driving forces behind this landing platform and our in-house drone expert is Robin Provilij. A great opportunity to talk to him about this project and his love for everything that flies.
Dawn of new era in urban mobility
Airport World | 05/15/2023
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.
How airports are seizing the opportunity to incorporate drones and unmanned vehicles into their ecosystem
International Airport Review | 04/17/2023
Thanks to a quick recovery of passenger traffic, the industry's focus can now shift to yet another transformative challenge ─ Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).
Altaport and Partners Prepare for Vertiport Automation
Transport Up | 04/13/2023
Altaport, a leading developer of airport and heliport automation systems, has announced strategic partnerships with market leaders and innovators in the aerial mobility industry to act as a systems integrator for eVTOL vertiports.
Air taxi, please! Can urban air mobility get off the ground?
Raconteur | 04/06/2023
Several EVTOL providers are poised to offer emission-free urban air travel, but they have some significant infrastructure challenges to overcome before they can realise this electric dream
A Foundation for Japanese Vertiports
Akihabara News | 02/12/2023
Osaka-based SkyScape has made a major stride towards realization of its ambition to become a leader in the emerging Japanese vertiport industry, pulling in exclusive contracts with two foreign firms it believes will help it establish a strong foundation in the Japanese market.
The Future of Drones: Mobile Operators as Enablers of Autonomous Flight
01/23/23 | 02/02/2023
The first petrol stations as we know them appeared in the 1920s - more than a decade after cars had already become a mainstay in America's burgeoning urban centers. Petrol stations and sprawling, well-paved road networks enabled longer, safer, and more reliable trips, unlocking the potential of the car.
Today, we're in a similar situation regarding drones.
Volatus To Build Vertiport Near Penn State University
AIN Online | 02/01/2023
Volatus Infrastructure has agreed to build a public-use, FAA-compliant electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vertiport at the privately owned, public-use Bellefonte (Pennsylvania) Airport (KN96) that serves the State College area, including the Penn State University campus.
Air Taxis and Vertiports – A Growing Trend In 2023
SRI LANKA Guardian | 01/24/2023
Known as flying cars by some, air taxis (or flying taxis)   are technically known as EVTOL (electric, vertical take off and landing) aircraft. 
European company intends to develop a Caribbean passenger drone network
Skn Vibes | 01/17/2023
URBAN V will be the first company to explore and plan the development of a system and network of Vertiports to enable the wide use of drones carrying passengers in the Caribbean.
DronePort Network joins Tulsa’s drone and AAM development plan
DroneDJ | 12/22/2022
Aerial strategy and infrastructure specialist DronePort Network has formed a partnership with Osage LLC to develop and manage the large, multi-purpose Skyway 36 aviation facility, whose use by fixed-wing planes, drones, and next-generation passenger craft will be the cornerstone of the Tulsa Regional Advanced Mobility project (TRAM).
DronePort Network to Manage Skyway 36
sUAS News | 12/21/2022
Oklahoma City based DronePort Network (DPN) has entered into a contract with Osage LLC to develop and manage Skyway 36.
Tulsa poised to become centerpiece of drone corridor in Oklahoma
Tulsa World | 12/10/2022
Osage Nation's Skyway 36 is a budding autonomous flight technology center located just a few miles north of downtown.
Its managerial reins recently were handed to Oklahoma City-based DronePort Network, which entered into a four-year contract with Osage LLC to develop and oversee the facility.
DronePort Network partners with Osage LLC to develop Skyway 36
UAS Magazine | 11/29/2022
Oklahoma City based DronePort Network (DPN) has entered into a contract with Osage LLC to develop and manage Skyway 36.
The Top Drone Service Providers in the Industry: DRONEII’s Picks for 2022
dronelife | 11/15/2022
Drone Industry Insights (DRONEII) has named this year's top drone service providers.
UAM Vertiport Testbed Launched In France
AVweb | 11/14/2022
Groupe ADP, Skyports and Volocopter have officially opened a vertiport terminal testbed designed to explore urban air mobility (UAM) technology and passenger processes.
Vertiport Testbed for European Urban Air Mobility Testing Inaugurated in Paris 
sUAS News | 11/10/2022
Groupe ADP, Skyports and Volocopter commissioned Europe's first fully integrated vertiport terminal for the urban air mobility (UAM) industry at the Groupe ADP, RATP Group and Choose Paris Region-run Re. Invent Air Mobility testbed at Pontoise-Cormeilles airfield. The launch of the terminal represents the start of a new era for urban air mobility, as the facility allows advanced testing of critical technology and passenger processes.
BATT and INVOLI partner to optimize HEMS operations and improve safety
UAS Weekly | 11/07/2022
BATT and INVOLI are pleased to announce a collaboration to optimize HEMS operations and improve pilots' safety. The collaboration combines BATT expertise in system integration and heliport design with INVOLI's air traffic surveillance system to provide air risk mitigation and operation automation services to HEMS operators around the world.
Skyway Acquires AAiM High Consulting
NewsWire | 11/02/2022
kyway Technologies Corp. announces its acquisition of AAiM High Consulting LLC for an undisclosed amount to capture the ever-growing vertiport planning market. 
Alta Announces Vertiports Concept
tech buzz utah tech news | 10/10/2022
Today bootstrapped crypto real-estate platform ALTA has announced details of its ALTA Vertiports Concept.
Italy’s First Vertiport Deployed at Fiumicino Airport
sUAS News | 10/08/2022
Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), Atlantia, UrbanV, and the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), Volocopter, have successfully completed the first crewed eVTOL test flights in Italian airspace. These tests were part of a mobility ecosystem setup at Fiumicino's Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. This is a key milestone toward the envisioned rollout of advanced air mobility (AAM) services in Rome by 2024, with the partners having initiated operations of the first fully functional vertiport in Italy. 
Rome's New Vertiport Hosts Italy's First Crewed eVTOL Aircraft Flight
Future Flight | 10/06/2022
Volocopter this week joined forces with airports group Aeroporti de Roma (ADR), investment group Atlantia, and ground infrastructure specialist UrbanV to conduct the first crewed eVTOL test flights in Italian airspace.
Closing the distance
Airport World | 09/30/2022
Landrum & Brown's Andy Lee, Jordan Roos and Karst Smit consider ways of shortening walking distances and passenger journey times through airport terminals.
Airport terminal typologies have evolved over the decades to respond to market, regulatory and technological developments.
Tulsa Innovation Labs partners to transform America’s heartland into a hub for energy technology startups
Flyover Future | 09/26/2022
Tulsa Innovation Labs (TIL) began with a mission to build a tech hub that leverages Tulsa's strengths and to create inclusive opportunities in tech and sticky, long-term, high-wage jobs in the region. In a new initiative, TIL hopes to attract energy tech startups to the region with a $50 million fund that will offer early-stage capital, access to office space and custom startup support services, and a program to pilot new technologies with regional energy leaders.
FAA Releases Vertiport Design Standards to Support the Safe Integration of Advanced Air Mobility Aircraft
FAA | 09/26/2022
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released new design guidelines for vertiports, infrastructure that will support Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aircraft. The design standards will serve as the initial step to provide key information for airport owners, operators and infrastructure developers to begin development of facilities that will support operations of AAM aircraft that are electrically powered and take-off and land vertically. 
Experts Discuss Considerations for Advanced Air Mobility Infrastructure and Integration
Aviation Today | 09/20/2022
NASA recently published a whitepaper outlining more than 450 considerations for selecting vertiport locations. According to Nancy Mendonca, Deputy of the AAM Mission Integration Office at NASA, there was previously a lack of understanding in vertiport site selection. The Community Integration Working Group, of which Mendonca is the Technical Lead, gathered input from subject matter experts in a variety of areas in order to create this extensive list. The objective of this working group is to address social concerns surrounding safety, security, affordability, noise, privacy, and legality to achieve successful integration of AAM (advanced air mobility) vehicle operations in metropolitan areas. 
Boeing and Wisk Release Concept of Operations for Urban Air Mobility in the U.S.
Aviation Today | 09/20/2022
Boeing and electric air taxi developer Wisk unveiled a concept of operations this week that includes recommendations for deploying and integrating urban air mobility (UAM) in the United States. Wisk, which is developing an autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, is backed by both Boeing and Kitty Hawk Corporation.
Analytics Insight Announces ‘World’s 10 Best Drone Companies to Watch in 2022’
sUAS News | 09/14/2022
Analytics Insight has announced World's 10 Best Drone Companies to Watch in 2022′ in its September magazine issue. The issue is focusing on amazing drone companies that are building the core infrastructure for the global aviation ecosystem. 
Skyportz Modular Vertiport Design: Company Seeks Property Partnerships Around the World
dronelife | 09/14/2022
This week, electric air taxi developer Skyportz opened its property partner database globally, allowing for registrations from potential vertiport locations anywhere in the world.
Springfield now has land ready for flying car and drone manufacturing
Ideastream Public Media | 09/12/2022
Springfield, quickly becoming a hub for flying car and drone testing, is adding another piece to its potentially lucrative portfolio-a development site.

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