Skyports strikes new vertiport infrastructure partnership in Japan
Pursuing a similar strategy it introduced in the US, vertiport infrastructure specialist Skyports is teaming up with Japan’s largest parking lot and car sharing operator, PARK24 CO., to adapt existing structures as hosts of future air taxi and other advance air mobility (AAM) services.
Skyports made the announcement Friday, saying it had signed a memorandum of understanding to explore development and integration of vertiport infrastructure for air taxis and other AAM applications in PARK24’s network of lots. The move follows Skyports’ pairing last year with US group LAZ Parking to develop vertiports in lots and elevated parking garages, initially in the Los Angeles area before broadening that to other major cities.
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