Urban-Air Port opens first functional eVTOL vertiport
Urban-Air Port, the London-based developer of vertiports for delivery drones and electronic takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles like air taxis, has opened the doors of its first functional aerial hub – one of 200 terminals it plans to build around the globe in the near future.
A little over two months after it began work on its modular Air-One eVTOL platform, Urban-Air Port officially opened the facility in the Midlands city of Coventry Monday, calling the inauguration the “starting gun for a new age of transport” of goods and people. Unlike a demonstration and educational drone hub in Coventry it has opened to the public since last year, the newly christened Air-One vertiport is fully operational, and just waiting for next generation craft, operators, and passengers to get to work.
Awaiting those, Urban-Air Port will open the hub to visitors for a look at what future urban air travel will be like (complete with screens listing departing flights and…