Mott MacDonald and UrbanV have teamed up to identify and explore viable opportunities for project development worldwide in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) sector.

The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly work to assess feasibility and scope of cooperation in relation to worldwide projects in the domain of airports, vertiports and AAM. They will identify geographies and partnerships that will drive AAM across the globe in the next five years, leveraging UrbanV's expertise as a vertiport design and management specialist, and Mott MacDonald's as a global engineering, management and development consultancy.   

We aim to improve people’s lives by enabling a fast, efficient, safe and clean alternative to existing transport solutions

Carlo Tursi, UrbanV

Horacio Rossi, project principal, Mott MacDonald, said “With more than 40 years’ experience in the aviation sector, delivering more than 1,000 projects, we are excited to now help realise the potential of AAM. Our team has experience of developing the strategic direction for vertiports, from masterplans to terminal buildings, energy centres, airfield layout, and safe and efficient operations, as well as crucial connections with other modes of transport. The potential for AAM is incredible, and we can’t wait to work together with UrbanV to develop opportunities.” 

Carlo Tursi, CEO, UrbanV, said “At UrbanV, we aim to improve people’s lives by enabling a fast, efficient, safe and clean alternative to existing transport solutions for people and goods over short distances, by air. We have the ambition to become a major global operator of vertiport networks, starting from Italy and France, where we are working together with our founding shareholders to establish some of the first AAM routes worldwide. We are excited to partner with Mott MacDonald and we look forward to developing new opportunities together with them, on a global scale.”  

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UrbanV intends to become a major global operator of vertiport networks

Mott MacDonald is already working on several AAM projects, and has developed a global vertiport playbook including the strategic concept, customer experience and designs of vertiport terminals. It has also supported a consortium planning a network of at least 25 vertiports in the UK, helping develop the concept of operations, design and engineering components. 

The global advanced air mobility market size was valued at $8.93bn in 2022 and is projected to be worth around $45.12bn by 2030, according to a study by Precedence Research.   

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