The specialist UK vertiport startup Urban-Air Port has announced a project to create hundreds of hubs for electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOL) around the world over the next five years, fueled by a significant equity stake by Hyundai’s advanced air mobility (AAM) division Supernal.
London-based Urban-Air Port (UAP) this week said it plans to set up 200 vertiports for eVTOL air taxi and cargo craft in 65 international cities to prepare for the rapidly approaching launch of those and other AAM services. Many of those facilities will be based on UAP’s modular terminals like the demonstration unit it has showcased in the West Midlands city of Coventry. The company currently has models designed for installation on rooftops, beside waterways, on plots of land, and has a hyper-urban City Box version under development.
The entry of Supernal as a direct, minority shareholder is a logical evolution for both partners.
Hyundai has been one of…