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UK Set To Launch World’s First Airport For Flying Cars And Drones This Year

Kemicalz
By Kemicalz | self meida writer
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(Credit: Urban Air Port/SWNS)



Air-One transport hub the first of Its kind is set to be established by Urban Air Port for self delivery of drones and electric flying cars next to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, UK. The facility which is set to be launched later this year.

This will help to support delivery drone and air taxi technology and finally carry cargo and people across cities.

Ricky Sandhu, Urban Air Port’s founder and executive chairman, said:


Urban Air Port company decided on the selected location as the first choice of site because Coventry is the pivot of the UK and a historical hub for the aerospace and automobile industries.


It describes the region as an epitomy for people pregnant with skills to transform the future’s manufacturing industries as urban air mobility takes off. Plus, the city’s centralized location provides easy access to most parts of the country within four hours.Coventry Councillor Jim O’Boyle said:

We are already a city that is helping to shape the future of electric transport, and this is yet another ground-breaking project that puts Coventry at the forefront of new technologies. It highlights how the council is working alongside a range of organizations to help shape a better, greener future.


World's First Airport For Flying Cars And Drones Opens This Year


The project won the Government’s Future Flight Challenge and received a £1.2 million grant. And the city became a part of an urban air mobility partnership with UK Government backing. Air-One’s award-winning aviation infrastructure and system will enable the next generation of autonomous and electric air vehicles to flourish.

Gary Cutts, Future Flight Challenge director, said.


The new zero-emission airport is part of a global drive to revolutionize urban transport. Aircraft can land and recharge there, cutting air pollution, reducing congestion, and contributing to a zero-carbon future.


The project is backed by Coventry City Council and Hyundai Motor Group, which is developing commercialized flying vehicles to be ready by 2028.

Pamela Cohn, a chief operating officer for Hyundai Motor Group’s Urban Air Mobility Division, said:


Urban Air Port for VTOL flying drones

(Credit: Urban Air Port/SWNS)

The airport when established will first be used to sensitise the public on the new technology.

UK-based manufacturer, Malloy Aeronautics will demonstrate the use of large cargo drones, and Coventry University will host live demonstrations of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Oriol Badia, Malloy Aeronautics CEO, said:


The projects with Other facilities put the urban air mobility revolution’s worth at nearly £1 trillion over the next two years .


Urban Air Port is anticipating to build over 200 similar sites worldwide by 2025 as the Coventry airport becomes the first of the many.


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