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Skyportz releases new vertiport concept for Brisbane 2032 Olympics

Australian vertiport developer Skyportz released today images for riverfront vertiport concepts on the Brisbane River at the annual Advanced Air Mobility summit on the Gold Coast.

“With the Olympic Games set to be hosted by Brisbane in 2032, and strong support from all levels of government to develop Advanced Air Mobility, the region is shaping up as an Australian launch market for air taxis” according to the press release.

“Vertiport designs were produced with Contreras Earl Architecture, in collaboration with UK firms Pascall+Watson and Minmud.

“Skyportz has been working with former Australian Scientist of the Year, Abdulghani Mohamed on wind and turbulence modelling in cities and trialling specific sites.

“In his presentation to the summit Newton Brown identified the following benefits of waterfront vertiports.

  • “Access to sites that are scarce in urban environments.
  • “Government leases rather than purchasing expensive land.
  • “Clear approach and departure paths above the water.
  • “Little chance of losing aviation corridors due to subsequent development.
  • “Less wind turbulence compared to central CBD.
  • “More predictable airflows.

“The Australian air regulator, CASA, also released today at the Australian Summit vertiport guidelines, signalling a commitment to facilitate Advanced Air Mobility in Australia.  The CASA guidelines envisage that new vertiports will exclude helicopters to assist with developing community support for Advanced Air Mobility.”

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