UAM infrastructure specialist Urban Air-Port (UAP) has signed a collaboration agreement with global technology leader LG Electronics

The agreement was signed by LG’s head of ID global sales and marketing John Won and executive chairman of Urban-Air Port Ricky Sandhu. It builds on an ongoing relationship between the two companies: UAP has collaborated with LG since 2022, when LG supplied digital infrastructure for the Coventry launch of its AirOne vertiport.

The signing sets in place a strategic, long-term commitment to work together to develop and serve the market for and operation of safe, reliable, and efficient advanced air mobility (AAM) systems globally using UAP and LG technologies.

This enables UAP to provide its clients with fully integrated and seamlessly connected vertiports, reducing costs and complexity by incorporating existing state-of-the-art LG technology, as well as soon-to-be-announced technologies.

The first step in this relationship is the development of a world-first, LG-enabled Urban Air Port AirOne Next Gen – a multi-stacked hangar vertiport reference design. In the longer term, LG and UAP intend to develop a set of products, designs and services to further widescale adoption globally. The two firms’ technical and research divisions will collaborate on use cases and specifications for multiple applications. This collaboration will be guided by a steering committee drawn from senior leadership.

The LG/UAP teams’ work will also lead to new market insights and deeper understanding of intermodal connectivity requirements for vertiports, as well as the diversity of customer requirements and experience. As part of this preferred partnership, their teams will host workshops, develop simulations, and conduct surveys with the aim of building a standardised LG/UAP showcase vertiport that can be tailored on spec.

“This is a hugely exciting moment in the evolution of our technology. By incorporating LG’s immense technical expertise and product portfolio, we can jointly offer the most advanced and seamlessly integrated vertiport infrastructure. With LG’s focus on quality and efficiency, combined with our focus on safety and innovation, we are very excited about revealing our fully coordinated, UAP & LG reference design vertiport.

“This industry needs to scale and to do that, consolidation across multi levels will be required – this simplification for vertiports is one more positive step towards bringing this technology to market,” said Ricky Sandhu.

John Won and Ricky Sandhu
John Won and Ricky Sandhu LG Electronics/ Urban-Air Port