Urban Air Mobility Gets a Foot on the Ground with Coventry’s Urban Air Port – Inside Unmanned Systems

Coventry, in the Electric Heartland

Urban Air Port chose Coventry for the first site due to its location in the heart of the UKs industrial North and because it is a historic hub for the automobile and aerospace industry, with a pool of people and skills that can support the manufacturing industries of the future. The citys location provides easy access within four hours to most parts of the country. In December 2020, Coventry was named the best UK town for electric cars. Air-One will be unveiled during Coventrys UK city of culture celebrations in 2021 and continue to form part of the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

Cars need roads. Trains need rails. Planes need airports. eVTOLs will need Urban Air Ports, said Ricky Sandhu, founder and executive chairman of Urban Air Port. Urban Air Port will improve connectivity across our cities, boost productivity and help the UK to take the lead in a whole new clean global economy. Flying cars used to be a futuristic flight of fancy. Air-One will bring clean urban air transport to the masses and unleash a new airborne world of zero emission mobility.

Pamela Cohn, Chief Operating Officer for the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group, added, As we advance our eVTOL aircraft programme, development of supporting infrastructure is imperative. Air-One is a unique project that is set to help lead the way in developing a robust, accessible and intermodal infrastructure network for future mobility.

Gary Cutts, UK Research and Innovation Future Flight Challenge Director, continued, Urban Air Port has the potential to revolutionise cities across the world, making them more connected, cleaner and accelerating our green economic recovery. This project epitomises the purpose of the Future Flight Challenge fund and will help to position the UK at the vanguard of electric urban air mobility.

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