Ferrovial announces plans to deploy a network of vertiports in the United Kingdom

posted on 28th October 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Ferrovial announces plans to deploy a network of vertiports in the United Kingdom

AGS Airports shareholderFerrovial has announced plans to deploy a network of more than 25 vertiports in the United Kingdom.

This initiative is another step in Ferrovial’s bid to lead the mobility of the future through the development of infrastructure for safe, high-speed, zero carbon aviation.

It follows the recently announced agreement to develop a network of more than 10 vertiports in Florida, US.

Vertiports are essential to 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.

They are integrated into communities and adapted to the surrounding environment, reducing noise impact and improving energy efficiency through innovative design.

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”, said Kevin Cox, CEO of Ferrovial Vertiports.

“This network will boost local economies with a new model of regional connectivity”.