Startup Air Nova envisions France-wide eVTOL vertiport network
The French AirNova startup has ambitious plans for lifting the nation’s ground transportation into the skies with emerging electric takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOL), and is currently looking to raise funds for its project to build a network of multi-purpose vertiports across France.
The Bordeaux-based company is focused on achievable goals it believes will help it work toward its broader, nation-spanning ambitions. To that end, in October AirNova announced its campaign to raise $3.2 million for business development – a seemingly modest sum in a wider eVTOL sector attracting billions in investment at a time, but sufficient for the startup to rev up its vertiport plans.
Those involve building a series of elevated aerial facilities based on its patented design, and make those available to a variety of operators, including air taxis, cargo transport, last-mile delivery drones, and craft used by medical and emergency services. Ground level variations…