THE FIRST FUNCTIONAL MULTIMODAL INFRASTRUCTURE HUB EQUIPPED TO MANAGE THE ELECTRIC AIR TRAVEL OF THE FUTURE
In 2021, the UK government’s Future Flight Challenge announced Urban-Air Port as the winner develop an aviation infrastructure and system that would enable the next generation of electric and autonomous aerial vehicles. A year later, Supernal and Urban-Air Port launched Air-One® – Urban-Air Port’s exclusive deployable operations hub for manned and unmanned vehicles – marking the first functional multimodal infrastructure hub equipped for manage future electric air travel.
Located in Coventry, UK, the vertiport is now open to the public and will be redeployed to other cities around the world later this year to continue to highlight future Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) passenger travel and operations ).
17,000 SQUARE FEET BUILT IN JUST 11 WEEKS
Built in just 11 weeks, the 17,000 square foot radial AirOne was divided into different equipped areas. The areas include a passenger lounge, cafe, retail pop-up, cargo logistics center, hydrogen and electric air vehicle hangar, security checkpoint, command and control center.
As seen in the images and video, these areas are anchored by a patented 56ft Final Circular Approach and Takeoff (FATO) platform that soars 19ft into the sky – using a compact synchronized link and state-of-the-art – lifting system – to enable future take-offs and landings of electric aerial vehicles.
“Activating Air-One is a significant milestone for the advanced air mobility industry and demonstrates how eVTOLs can easily integrate with existing transportation networks to meet local needs,” said Supernal Chief Commercial Officer Mike Whitaker. “The reality is that no single mode of transportation – current or future – can solve the traffic and congestion problems of cities. Supernal works with partners like Urban-Air Port to design infrastructures that bring together several modes of transport under one “roof” and allow AAM to reach its full potential. »
The visitors of Air One port will be able to see Supernal’s initial eVTOL concept vehicle – the S-A1. Located 0.2 miles from Coventry’s main train and coach stations, the activation shows how the compact, pre-fabricated AirOne can enable seamless multimodal travel, including AAM.
“The opening of Air-One is a momentous occasion – kicking off a new era of transportation, an era of zero-emission, low-congestion travel between and within cities that will make people healthier, happier and more connected than ever before,’ said Ricky Sandhu, Founder and Executive Chairman, Urban-Air Port. “The Coventry demonstration – made in partnership with Supernal – will showcase the future of how people will travel, integrating seamlessly with other modes of transport to create a greener and more connected future. I am extremely proud to have like-minded industry leaders like Supernal as partners in our journey to build this industry from the ground up – paving the way for us all.
Interested in attending the public opening of AirOne? Book your visit here.
Name: Urban Airport® Air-One®
location: Coventry, United Kingdom
Juliana Neira I conceive
April 27, 2022