The British company “Urban Air Port” and the Korean automaker “Hyundai” have revealed plans to implement the world’s first mobile airport for flying cars, air taxis and unmanned delivery aircraft, located in the heart of the West Midlands, and is scheduled to be completed by November. This year, according to a report by This Is Money website.
The airport is called “Air One”, and it could be installed within days, and it could become the smallest airport ever.
Designed with very compact dimensions, it could be implemented in towns and cities to allow flying taxis and drones to land and charge their batteries in it.
The designers say the temporary sites will help “ease congestion, reduce air pollution, and contribute to a carbon-free future.” According to the Middle East newspaper
Coventry City Council and members of Parliament have supported the proposals for a zero-emissions airport, with the project earning a government grant of £ 1.2 million.
Hyundai is seeking to locate sites for Air One after it unveiled its own plane taxi called “SA1” that was designed in cooperation with “Uber” a year ago, and plans to market its aviation vehicles by 2028.
The value of the “urban air mobility” revolution is estimated at about one trillion pounds sterling over twenty years; As companies and authorities invest in vertical take-off and landing aircraft and the required infrastructure.
Air One can operate off the transport network, and can also be combined with electric vehicles and sustainable public transport, as UK design group claims.
In addition to taking only days to prepare, the design allows the airport to be easily dismantled and moved to alternative locations, as the air transport sector develops.
The airport site is located in Coventry in a former parking lot off the road next to the Reco Arena, which has a capacity of more than 32,000 seats, and is owned by the rugby club and «Waspys Premiership».
The airport itself has a landing pad with a diameter of 14 meters, which is larger than a traditional helipad. It also features an elevated platform, once the car lands on it, the plate moves down into the hangar.
Vehicles can then be propelled to different parts of the site; They are shipped, cleaned and inspected for maintenance and passenger transportation purposes. There is also a small lit amphitheater.
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