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Siemens and Skyway Collaborate on Vertiports

Siemens and Skyway Collaborate on Vertiports

Siemens and Skyway have agreed to collaborate on the research and operation of vertiports for future air taxis.

The two sides will study the energy demands of vertiports, a takeoff and landing pad built for vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) in cities, as well as develop a system with sustainable electricity supply and standard charging processes to support reliable and efficient aircraft operations.

The partnership combines Skyway’s knowledge of unmanned aircraft operations, and Siemens’ infrastructure expertise in electrification, vehicle charging, and facility operations.

“Sustainable energy solutions will be the foundation and the necessity for adoption of Urban Air Mobility with the electrification of eVTOL aircraft,” said Clifford Cruz, CEO, Skyway. “Combining our companies’ resources and industry foresight can influence vertiport construction efforts and general UAM solutions on an industry-wide scale while setting a new precedent for modern transportation.”

“It is exciting for Siemens to contribute to the evolution of the Urban Air Mobility Industry,” said John Kasuda, Head of Airports, Siemens Smart Infrastructure North America.

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