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FAA Works with NBAA on Vertiport Design Guidebook

FAA Works with NBAA on Vertiport Design Guidebook

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published a vertiport design guidebook in collaboration with NBAA’s AAM Roundtable and other stakeholders.

The Engineering Brief for vertiport design lists infrastructure requirements for building vertiports that are specifically made to let advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft take off and land.

The document includes guidance for the creation of new vertiport and smaller “vertistop” facilities, as well as revamping existing heliports and airports to support AAM operations.

“Our country is stepping into a new era of aviation,” said Shannetta Griffin, P.E., Associate Administrator for Airports, FAA. “These vertiport design standards provide the foundation needed to begin safely building infrastructure in this new era.”

The NBAA AAM Roundtable provides a discussion forum for AAM aircraft manufacturers and other participants.

“We welcome the FAA’s ongoing collaboration with the NBAA AAM Roundtable and engagement with other aviation industry and government stakeholders to foster AAM’s emergence not only as an inflection point for aviation, but really for our society as a whole,” said Matt Byrd, President and CEO of Hillwood Aviation and chair of the NBAA AAM Roundtable.

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