Groupe ADP lands eVTOL vertiport deal from Abu Dhabi
France’s Groupe ADP, the public company that manages all of Paris’s airports, is moving to broaden its more recent activities in vertiport development through a deal to create infrastructure for air taxis and other electric takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft in Abu Dhabi.
Groupe ADP said it signed a memorandum of understanding with government officials during this month’s Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2022. The accord calls for Groupe ADP to work with local authorities in the planning, design, development, and operation of vertiport infrastructure for future eVTOL services in Abu Dhabi.
The French company will begin by consulting with likely stakeholders in the Gulf nation’s next-generation air transport activities, and undertake a feasibility study and market assessment to produce an industrial and operational roadmap for their development.
Its prospecting for vertiport business in Abu Dhabi, the wider Middle East, and elsewhere in the world flows…