Air taxi vertiport developer and operator Skyports, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan’s parking lot and car sharing operator, PARK24, to explore the development and integration of vertiport infrastructure of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) into PARK24’s parking and car sharing network.
In a press release the company says “The MoU also involves partners including Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance, a Japanese general insurance company and a member of MS&AD, a world leading insurance group and major Japanese trading company, and Kanematsu.
“Under the new MoU, the parties will conduct joint investigative work, including feasibility assessments, in Kansai Region, particularly in Osaka, and other locations to establish which of PARK24’s parking lots are suitable for vertiport infrastructure development. The vertiports will serve as take-off and landing nodes for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger aircraft, while also doubling up as dedicated charging sites.”
The press release also reports “the participating companies will assess the potential to establish a joint business plan for the development and operation of vertiport infrastructure as well as explore the business case for first and last mile car sharing services for AAM operators.”
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