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Ferrovial Bring in Kirk Hotelling for Vertiport Development

Ferrovial Bring in Kirk Hotelling for Vertiport Development

Ferrovial Vertiports, the advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure developer, has appointed Kirk Hotelling as Senior Vice President of real estate and development.

In his role, Hotelling will select sites globally and handle negotiations and the overall development process for Ferrovial’s vertiport ecosystem. 

“Having spent much of my career in traditional aviation, it is exciting to join a company and emerging industry that are making the next generation of mobility services possible for congested communities globally,” he said. “I look forward to contributing to an inspired and talented team and a company with a bold vision for building the infrastructure needed to make zero-emissions eVTOL transport a reality in our daily lives.”

Hotelling, who will be based at Ferrovial’s headquarters in Irving, Texas, joins the company with nearly 25 years of experience. He previously served as the Vice President of Corporate Real Estate for American Airlines, where he managed relationships with more than 340 domestic and international airports serviced by the commercial airline. 

Kevin Cox, CEO of Ferrovial, is confident that Hotelling will help the firm grow its presence in the AAM sector and further expand its reach with the establishment of a fully-fledged vertiport network. 

“Kirk’s broad experience in large-scale real estate and airport site selection, negotiations and construction for one of the world’s largest airlines adds important capabilities to our talented and diverse team,” Cox said. “As we transform the way people move within, through and between cities, we are proud to play a key role in making urban mobility easier, faster and more sustainable for passengers and the communities where they live and work.”

The appointment of Hotelling comes just over a week after Kevin Costello was hired as Senior Vice President of business development for the Northeast region of the U.S.


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