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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.
VPorts Creates the First-of-Their-Kind International Electric Advanced Air Mobility Corridors Between Quebec and the United States
Yahoo Finance | 09/07/2022
 VPorts, a Quebec-based world leader in the design, construction and operation of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish the first-of-their-kind international electric AAM corridors between Quebec (Canada) and the United States. The electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft test flights are planned for 2023.
VPorts to create Quebec’s first regional electric advanced air mobility vertiport network
Skies | 09/07/2022
VPorts, a Quebec-based world leader in the design, construction and operation of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure, announced on Sept. 6 that it will create Quebec's first regional electric AAM vertiport network. By 2030, the network will extend to all major Quebec regions, providing a sustainable transportation solution via electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Vertical Flight Society’s 6th Infrastructure Workshop Tackles Critical Question of Vertiport Site Selection
UAS Weekly.com | 08/31/2022
The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is in the final stages of preparation for the latest in a series of highly successful workshops focused on advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure. The 6th Workshop on AAM Infrastructure will be held Sept. 20-22, 2022, in Dayton, Ohio, at the Marriott at the University of Dayton.
Skyportz Reveals Stunning Design for Australia’s First Electric Air Taxi Vertiport
dronelife | 08/30/2022
At the AAUS annual Advanced Air Mobility summit in Melbourne, Skyportz showcased the design of its first vertiport in Australia. Located at Caribbean Park in Victoria, the fastest growing business precinct outside of the Melbourne CBD, the vertiport will serve Australia's emerging electric air taxi industry. Skyportz and Caribbean Park have collaborated with Contreras Earl Architects, to70 aviation, ARUP and Microflite to develop a design that meets the necessary operational requirements to serve as a vertiport for Advanced Air Mobility.
Why rapid development of eVTOL aircraft requires similar growth in their concept of operations
Aerospace Testing International | 08/24/2022
Around the world, pressure is increasing on regulators to develop and refine concepts of operations to accommodate the future capabilities new types of aircraft, such as eVTOL aircraft and autonomous drones. Many in the aviation industry envision an advanced air mobility future, where such aircraft transport passengers and cargo around big cities from vertiports.
Detroit Auto Show to Showcase Air Mobility with Aerial Taxis, Hoverboards
DBusiness | 08/10/2022
Organizers of the North American International Auto Show today announced an all-new "Air Mobility Experience" will join the Sept. 14-25 auto show lineup, bringing science fiction to reality over the skies of Detroit and Windsor.
Munich Airport’s Ivonne Kuger on the Air Mobility Initiative and the strategy behind vertiport development
evtol | 07/29/2022
As a partner of the Airbus-led AMI, Munich Airport (MUC) is an international hub airport and the second busiest (behind Frankfurt Airport) in Germany. The 30-year-old airport has seen around 48 million people travelling through its ground operations and infrastructure.
Ivonne Kuger is the executive vice president of corporate development for Munich Airport International, a subsidiary of Munich Airport for global airport services. With nearly 20 years of aviation experience, Kuger helped expand the service portfolio of Munich Airport, covering the entire lifecycle of airport infrastructure and operations.
eVTOL.com spoke to Kuger about the work Munich Airport is carrying out when it comes to establishing UAM operations in Germany.
Urban-Air Port explores vertiport concept for eVTOL ‘air bus’
evtol | 07/19/2022
Tier 1 aerospace supplier GKN Aerospace is working with U.K. vertiport infrastructure company Urban-Air Port (UAP) to develop a new vertiport concept that could accommodate future "air buses."
Vertical, Skyports, Virgin, and others to create full UK AAM ecosystem
Drone DJ | 07/18/2022
A consortium has been formed by UK aviation companies, including Vertical Aerospace, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Skyports, with the objective of testing and preparing the launch of electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) flight services, like air taxis, in what members call the world's first full advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystem.
Building the Drone Infrastructure Necessary for Scale
Food on Demand | 07/07/2022
Before drones are flying around our burritos, prescriptions and maybe giving us a quote on roof repair, we're going to need some infrastructure to enable this transformation.
Vertiports On Verge of Next Evolution in Aviation
Blue Sky News | 07/01/2022
Companies are close to introducing electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOLs), helicopter-like aircraft that will take passengers from airports to destinations as far as 100 miles away. Airports are preparing for eVTOLs by planning where the so-called "vertiports" can take off and land.
Congressional Advanced Air Mobility Caucus launched to promote technology education
Transportation Today | 06/29/2022
Under the leadership of U.S. Reps. Jay Obernolte (R-CA) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), a new Congressional group launched this week, focused on educating the public about new aviation technologies and their benefits: the Advanced Air Mobility Caucus.
UK’s Civil Aviation Authority to Match EASA Certification Standards for eVTOL Aircraft
Transport UP | 06/18/2022
EASA has been working over the past two years to build the certification framework necessary for commercialized eVTOL operations. These efforts have included proposed rule-making for eVTOL design specifications, vertiport operations, and organizational streamlines to combine general aviation and eVTOL aerial mobility certification.
US House passes bill that provides funding for AAM infrastructure
eVTOL | 06/17/2022
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that aims to provide $25 million in grants over two years to plan and build vertiport infrastructure for advanced air mobility (AAM) and future eVTOL operations.
US House passes bill that provides funding for AAM infrastructure
eVTOL | 06/17/2022
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that aims to provide $25 million in grants over two years to plan and build vertiport infrastructure for advanced air mobility (AAM) and future eVTOL operations.
US House passes bill that provides funding for AAM infrastructure
evtol | 06/17/2022
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that aims to provide $25 million in grants over two years to plan and build vertiport infrastructure for advanced air mobility (AAM) and future eVTOL operations.
AAM Infrastructure Readiness Index measures vertiport network progress
evtol | 06/16/2022
As those who watch the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry know, vertiport development has not been keeping pace with timelines for the expected commercialization of eVTOL aircraft.
Enter the new AAM Infrastructure Readiness (AIR) Index, which is already bringing attention to the need for greater investment.
Press Release: Skyports, SITA explore tech for AAM passenger journeys
Runway Girl Network | 06/14/2022
Skyports, a best-in-class owner and operator of vertiport infrastructure for the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry, and SITA, an IT provider for the air transport industry, announced today a partnership that will see SITA provide its digital solutions at Skyports vertiport locations.
Port San Antonio unveils plans for office tower, other new facilities
San Antonio Report | 06/14/2022
Port San Antonio is continuing its construction spree with the announcement of three new developments slated for the former Air Force base that has become a hub for industrial robotics, aviation and defense technology on the city's Southwest Side.
Press Release: Skyports, SITA explore tech for AAM passenger journeys
Runway Girl Network | 06/14/2022
Skyports, a best-in-class owner and operator of vertiport infrastructure for the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry, and SITA, an IT provider for the air transport industry, announced today a partnership that will see SITA provide its digital solutions at Skyports vertiport locations.
Port San Antonio unveils plans for office tower, other new facilities
San Antonio Report | 06/14/2022
Port San Antonio is continuing its construction spree with the announcement of three new developments slated for the former Air Force base that has become a hub for industrial robotics, aviation and defense technology on the city's Southwest Side.
Dymond Group tags Newfoundland as likely site of Canada’s first Air-One vertiport
evtol | 06/10/2022
The Dymond Group of Companies has pegged Newfoundland as the frontrunner to host its first Air-One vertiport in Canada, after acquiring a 10% stake in U.K. infrastructure startup Urban-Air Port (UAP).
The 2022 small Unmanned Systems Business Journal
sUAS News | 06/10/2022
These articles are insights written by industry professionals in the trenches of this growing industry.
Will a Lack of Hangar Space Hamper Innovation?
Flying | 06/10/2022
Easy access to airports is essential for the development of next-generation aircraft.
Dymond Group tags Newfoundland as likely site of Canada’s first Air-One vertiport
evtol | 06/10/2022
The Dymond Group of Companies has pegged Newfoundland as the frontrunner to host its first Air-One vertiport in Canada, after acquiring a 10% stake in U.K. infrastructure startup Urban-Air Port (UAP).
VX4 eVTOL Operators, Lessor, and Airports Group Plan Brazilian Vertiports
Future Flight | 06/03/2022
Prospective operators of the Vertical Aerospace VX4 eVTOL aircraft are working with the manufacturer and a private airport management group on plans for a network of vertiports in Brazil. Under an agreement announced on June 2, Brazilian airline Gol and transport company Grupo Comporte have set up a ground infrastructure working group with leasing company Avolon, Vertical, and Corporacion America Airports.
Longest cross-country flight of an electric aircraft in recent years included a stop in Springfield
Springfield News Sun | 06/01/2022
The Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport was a destination recently for one of the longest cross-country flights performed by an electric aircraft of any kind in North America since 2016.
Air taxi company proposes connecting Tampa with Pinellas
Catalyst | 05/31/2022
An air taxi company is proposing to bring its fleet of electric aircraft to Tampa Bay. 
Volatus Infrastructure’s Grant Fisk on building vertiports in time for eVTOL operations
evtol | 05/20/2022
Seven months — that's the length of time the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry has left to get infrastructure in place for the first expected U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approvals of eVTOL aircraft, said Grant Fisk, co-founder of Wisconsin-based AAM infrastructure development firm Volatus Infrastructure.
Infrastructure considerations for the future of urban air mobility
evtol | 05/18/2022
opinions
Infrastructure considerations for the future of urban air mobility
By David Ziegler
Wednesday May 18, 2022
If the emerging urban air mobility (UAM) industry falters, it won't be because the technology isn't ready or that regulators aren't building a framework to ensure that eVTOL aircraft in development won't meet the highest safety standards. The future of UAM will depend on having the right infrastructure to support operations.
Building vertiports without final regulations in place
evtol | 05/16/2022
Although we can't yet call them vertiports officially until the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) legally defines these landing and take-off facilities, vertiport construction is underway in various locations in the U.S.
Building vertiports without final regulations in place
evtol | 05/16/2022
Although we can't yet call them vertiports officially until the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) legally defines these landing and take-off facilities, vertiport construction is underway in various locations in the U.S.
Advances in Drone Docking Systems
Commercial UAV News | 05/13/2022
Discussions around UAV technology tend to focus on the drones themselves and the accessories and software that enable them to make a difference in industries such as construction, public safety, and package delivery. But there's another critical element of the drone ecosystem that deserves attention: drone ports and docking systems.
Investments in region related to UAS and air mobility testing drawing more companies
Springfield News Sun | 05/12/2022
A Massachusetts-based company that tested a drone at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport Thursday that can reach speeds up to 100 mph is part of the effort to turn the region into a hub for Unmanned Aircraft System development and air mobility technology.

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