Urban-Air Port to Develop a Complex Simulation of Vertiport Operations

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Urban-Air Port partnered with one of the most reputable experts in the simulation of air traffic management and airspace operations to simulate vertiport operations at US airports.
In the Spring of 2022, local guests and tourists had the chance to visit the world's first fully operational hub for eVTOLs (electric vertical takeoff and landing) and autonomous delivery drones at Westminster Car Park in Coventry. It was the first Air-One infrastructure hub developed by the London-based air mobility startup Urban-Air Port (UAP).

The pioneering project was supported by the UK government and developed together with Supernal, an electric air taxi manufacturer.

Now, UAP is gearing up for another major project. It plans to develop a complex vertiport simulation with a focus on eVTOL ground movements. Once completed, this will become a unique tool for training future clients and operators of the NextGen AirOne vertiport.

UAP's main partner in this huge project is Micro Nav. This simulation expert helped, among other things, with the offshore operations simulation for the UK Ministry of Defense's F-35.

The plan is to create an intricate simulation based on an M-size version of the AirOne vertiport with eight stands. It will show operations like air taxi charging, passenger arrival and departure, and MRO (maintenance, repair, and operational) services.

An important part will be dedicated to all the ground movements of an electric air taxi. eVTOLs will start by landing on the landing pad and then descend through the Vertical Airfield (an in-house developed concept that claims to be revolutionary).

The primary goal is not just to show all the functionalities and innovations of the AirOne concept but also to confirm that it will be perfectly compatible with existing aviation operations. In other words, eVTOL operations can and should be integrated with current flight schedules and standard ground-based operations.

In the UAP simulation, air taxi arrivals and departures will be specifically timed to link to the real-time flight schedule at a US-based international airport. It will act as a stepping stone for future vertiport operations in several locations across California.

The AirOne concept is modular, ultra-compact, and can be adapted for various types of locations, including rooftops and maritime environments. UAP has also developed an additional vertiport concept named Resilience One, which is specifically designed for DEMS (Disaster, Emergency Management & Security) operations, meaning that it's fully off-grid, rapidly deployable, and customizable.

The UK-based infrastructure developer plans to build no less than 200 vertiports all over the world in just five years, and that will only be the beginning. Earlier this month, UAP officially introduced the NextGen AirOne concept, an upgraded version of the pioneering Air One, which combines a multi-stack hangar structure with a highly efficient vertiport layout.
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