Brussels Airport buys stake in DronePort UAV and AAM ecosystem
The operator of Belgium’s Brussels airport is taking another step in its involvement in and support of UAV and next generation aircraft development by acquiring a 30% stake in DronePort, a project seeking to create a full ecosystem for advanced air mobility activity (AAM).
The Brussels Airport Company said it will invest in DronePort as part of its continuing efforts to encourage drone and related AAM operations, and safely and effectively integrate those into the national and European airspace along with traditional craft.
Founded in 2013 at a former air base about 60 kilometers east of Brussels, DronePort works to encourage research and innovation with UAVs and other craft with access to its onsite ecosystem. That includes a regional airport, testing facilities, an incubator to support emerging sector startups, and a campus the various actors can use to pursue their projects.
Though no amount was cited in announcing the investment, Brussels…