Volatus Infrastructure, reports that it has signed an agreement with Bellefonte Airport located in Pennsylvania to build a public use FAA-compliant electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vertiport with up to eight landing pads including a charging station at each pad. The company says the vertiport is expected to be operational later this year.
Volatus reports further in a press release it 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 Airport it says, will start with the vertiport and a single landing pad with a charging station that has the ability to scale up to eight landing pads with charging stations as the need for additional space grows.
“A project that started out 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.”
The Bellefonte Airport is a public-use airport located in the centre of the state in Centre County. It is owned and operated by Marina Elnitski, who has been involved with aviation since the late 70s.
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