Ferrovial Vertiports, a division of Ferrovial Airports, has appointed Kirk Hotelling senior vice president of real estate and development.
In his new role, Kirk Hotelling will oversee global real estate site selection, negotiations, development and construction for the company’s vertiport networks. He will be based at Ferrovial Vertiports headquarters in Irving, Texas, reporting to Ferrovial Vertiports CEO Kevin Cox.
Hotelling brings nearly 25 years of commercial aviation experience, most recently as vice president of corporate real estate for American Airlines, where he oversaw relationships with the airline’s more than 340 domestic and international airports, including hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte, Miami and Phoenix international airports. During his tenure, he also led the development of American’s 300-acre headquarters campus in Fort Worth, Texas. Before joining US Airways in 2000, Hotelling served as an officer in the US Army, having graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point.
“Kirk’s broad experience in large-scale real estate and airport site selection, negotiations and construction for one of the world’s largest airlines adds important capabilities to our talented and diverse team,” Ferrovial Vertiports CEO Kevin Cox said of the appointment.
Kirk Hotelling is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point
It is exciting to join a company and emerging industry that are making the next generation of mobility services possible
An emerging industry
In collaboration with leading advanced mobility manufacturers, air service operators, airports and cities, Ferrovial Vertiports is developing a series of agnostic vertiports networks across the US and Europe that will support all-electric vertical and take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOLs).
“Having spent much of my career in traditional aviation, it is exciting to join a company and emerging industry that are making the next generation of mobility services possible for congested communities globally,” Hotelling said. “I look forward to contributing to an inspired and talented team and a company with a bold vision for building the infrastructure needed to make zero-emissions eVTOL transport a reality in our daily lives.”
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