Engineering contractor AECOM and vertiport infrastructure operator Ferrovial Vertiports have begun identifying optimal sites to launch a network of vertiports in Florida in 2024 or 2025.

To carry out this selection process, the companies have set up a joint due diligence selection framework. This framework is expected to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of site selection through the identification, ranking and disposal of sites based on construction, operational and community criteria. The protocols consider airspace, ground conditions, weather conditions, utility sources, intermodal transport connections, first and last mile connections for passengers, expected volume of service electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, current and future eVTOL types and uses, and community priorities related to noise, safety and sustainability. This framework is expected to play a key role in transforming air mobility with eVTOLs, providing a low-carbon, high-speed and affordable transportation network that will enable intra-city and regional air travel in the region.

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