Volatus Infrastructure has revealed plans to build a vertiport with multiple landing pads and charging stations at Bellefonte Airport in Pennsylvania.

Wisconsin-based Volatus will build a public use FAA-compliant electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vertiport with up to eight landing pads, each of which will have a charging station. The vertiport is expected to be operational later this year. 

Volatus has a modular designed vertiport which allows for quick on-site construction as well as scalable growth to expand with the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry as it grows. Bellefonte will start with the vertiport and a single landing pad with a charging station, scaling up as the need for additional space grows. 

“A project that began as a way to get fans to Penn State games without sitting in traffic on US 80 and State Route 322, has turned into what will become the centre of an eVTOL ecosystem for the East Coast,” said Grant Fisk, Volatus Infrastructure co-founder. “We realised that Bellefonte airport is within 90 miles of all the major cities, so it just makes sense to expand this location which will lay the foundation for the eVTOL infrastructure ecosystem for the East Coast.” 

Bellefonte Airport is a public-use airport located in Pennsylvania’s Centre County. It is owned and operated by Marina Elnitski, who has been involved with aviation since the late 70s. 

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