Volatus Infrastructure has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Greenport International Airport and Technology Center to build an eVTOL vertiport.
The vertiport will include Volatus’ modularly designed terminal building and landing pad with its vehicle agnostic charging station. The teams hope to break ground this year, which would enable the vertiport to open in early 2024.
“This partnership is revolutionary for the AAM industry,” said Grant Fisk, Volatus Infrastructure co-founder. “Greenport is going to set the tone and create standards for the US vertiport market by being one of the first FAA-compliant, fully operational eVTOL vertiports open.”
“Greenport International Airport and Technology Center is excited to bring the second commercial vertiport in the United States to Central Texas and provide the required intelligent infrastructure to support the US AAM industry indefinitely,” added Jim Carpenter, CEO of Greenport International Airport.
Central Texas Airport Holdings is developing Greenport International Airport and Technology Center on 5,000 acres in northwest Bastrop County, Texas, 17 miles from Central Austin in the midst of one of the world’s most important and rapidly growing technology and business hubs.
Phase I of the development will consist of state-of-the-art, privately owned Greenport International Airport, purpose-built on 2,605 acres to accommodate larger business jets and anchor the 2,809-acre Greenport International Technology Center, designed to uniquely appeal to businesses flooding into the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The airport will have a 10,000ft runway with a planned 2.9 million square feet of hangar space, 9 million square feet of data centre space and R&D, and small-office building space, much of it with “through the fence” access. The development will also feature a US Customs Port of Entry.
According to the new partners, Greenport will help solve the ever-increasing demand for space by technology, aviation and defence organisations planning or considering locations in Central Texas. Designed to be sustainable, Greenport will employ cutting-edge security systems and a self-contained communications and power microgrid.
Founded in 2021, Volatus Infrastructure provides eVTOL infrastructure technology, including three main eVTOL infrastructure designs, a vehicle agnostic charging station, plus an app and maintenance programmes.
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