Town planning expert Mike Day has joined Australia’s Skyportz as vertiport network strategic property and place advisor

A principal of Hatch, a global firm dedicated to helping public and private sector clients navigate change within cities, Mike Day will assist with vertiport site selection for the emerging electric air taxi industry, Skyportz said.

Vertiports developer Skyportz is working with the property industry to establish new landing sites for electric air taxis which will soon be commercially operating.

“There is enormous interest from the property industry to help us break the nexus between aviation and airports,” said Skyportz CEO Clem Newton-Brown.

“We are working with governments, air regulators and communities to establish the parameters for the introduction of vertiport infrastructure and short take-off and landing runways.”

“Having Mike on the team leading site selection for vertiports will be an important step to ensure that we are establishing vertiport networks that blend seamlessly into the built environment in a coherent, intuitive, and unobtrusive way.

Mike Day said that he was looking forward to the opportunity to partner with Skyportz and provide his expertise to this emerging industry. “Making great places for people to live, work and play is complex,” he said.

“The way we approach greenfield masterplanned communities is very different to urban renewal, but the aims are the same. We want to create compact, connected, mixed use places which people love and are accessible by all modes of sustainable transport. An important part of this is seamless transportation connections. The opportunity to add vertiports and advanced air mobility into our transport network in multimodal hubs is very exciting”.

In addition to assessing vertiport sites in Australia, Skyportz provides consultancy and master planning services globally as communities around the world gear up for this revolution in aviation.


Mike Day will assist with vertiport site selection
Mike Day will assist with vertiport site selection Skyportz