Skyports to build eVTOL heliport in North London revamp

Leading advanced air mobility (AAM) company Skyports has struck a deal with the North London Brent Cross Town project to develop a veliport in the neighborhood to service electric vertical takeoff and landing craft (eVTOL) air taxis and other next-generation craft.

Skyports said Thursday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with the joint venture company overseeing the transformation of Brent Cross Town into a cutting-edge, smart, and sustainable urban area. The agreement designates Skyports to study and pursue ways to build an eVTOL veliport to provide service to the air taxis and other AAM vehicles expected to shuttle in and out of the area. Awaiting construction of a permanent facility, Skyports says its contribution of funding and modular AAM terminal designs it uses elsewhere around the world will allow it to have an interim veliport ready as soon as 2024.

The speed in getting a provisional terminal up and operating by then may be a reflection of…