Ferrovial reveals plans for 25 UK vertiports
By Dan Colombini17 November 2021
Ferrovial Airports has announced plans to deploy a network of more than 25 vertiports across the UK.
This initiative is another step in Ferrovial’s bid to develop infrastructure for safe, high-speed, zero carbon aviation.
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.
It follows the recently announced agreement to develop a network of more than 10 vertiports in Florida, US.
Vertiports are designed 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.
Kevin Cox, CEO Ferrovial Airports’ vertiports business, said, “The partnership between vertiports and eVTOLs will provide high speed, affordable, emissions-free travel to millions of people. This network will boost local economies with a new model of regional connectivity.”