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AECOM and Ferrovial to design vertiport infrastructure in Florida

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AECOM and Ferrovial to design vertiport infrastructure in Florida

The vertiports will enable eVTOL Aviation, connecting Florida’s major cities.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | February 18, 2021
Aecome and Ferrovial's eVTOL infrastructure design

Courtesy AECOM

AECOM and Ferrovial have partnered to design a network of vertiports that will connect strategic locations in major Florida cities. Vertiports are a key component in enabling innovation in electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft by providing the necessary infrastructure for landing, recharging, and departure.

The vertiporm infrastructure emphasizes sustainability and efficiency by taking advantage of sunlight and natural elements. Noise abatement materials and surfaces are a key feature of the airfield design in order to further reduce the already ultra-low noise emissions from eVTOL jets. The veriport terminal buildings will provide a user-friendly passenger experience by enabling touches processes, quick journeys, and a comfortable environment.

"It is important for us that the design of the vertiport infrastructure reflects the innovative nature of the eVTOL crafts while creating a warm, welcoming environment,” said Elisabeth Bernitt, Senior Vice President and Managing Principal with AECOM’s Buildings + Places business, in a release. “By incorporating flexible and modular elements our partners will be able to scale the vertiports with growth, permitting an efficient space that allows for future innovation while emphasizing the passenger experience.”

The Ferrovial and AECOM-designed vertiporm infrastructure will help enable a high-speed, environmentally friendly, affordable alternative transport system that will connect Florida’s cities in new, sustainable, and more convenient ways.

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