Volocopter has published its VoloPort handbook for the physical infrastructure supporting electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operations.
According to the company:
“This detailed handbook is a valuable resource for Volocopter partners building UAM infrastructure that guides readers through the design, construction, material use, infrastructure adaptability, and facility operations. The knowledge shared stems from Volocopter’s numerous and direct collaborations with authorities, air operators, institutions, partners, and internal expertise as an eVTOL aircraft designer.”
The company’s press release says the Volocopter’s VoloPort solution is a ready-made, compact, and functionally independent urban vertiport concept. “It can be used to accelerate the development of urban eVTOL infrastructure, expediting the public adoption of UAM and expanding its ecosystem in megacities…Its modular design featuring a combination of prefabricated materials allows construction to start as small as 25m x 25m (625 sq m (about twice the area of a tennis court)) while ensuring a safe and accommodating space for both eVTOL operators and passengers.”
To produce the handbook Volocopter collaborated with:
* Arup B.V.: technical infrastructure planning, drawing on aviation expertise and sustainability concept.
* Bayards Aluminium Constructies B.V.: designing and ensuring the structural engineering of the take-off and landing platform, including related systems such as firefighting.
* GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH: architecture and customer journey design.
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