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Australia: air taxi and vertiport by 2032

The government wants them ready for the Olympic Games in Brisbane

Australia has announced that it will develop a new urban mobility system in view of the "Olympic Games" in Brisbane in 2032. The construction project consists of a series of vertiports and small urban airports to enable a new path of future mobility based on air taxis. Infrastructure development will be ensured by Skyportz. The announcement was made during the "Air Taxi World Congress" which was held in London in recent days. Now Skyportz executives said that the first facility will be built by 2023 at the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence (Aacme) in Moreton Bay, Brisbane.

"Skyportz has been accumulating sites in Australia since 2018 and we now have over 400 property partners ready to build out a Skyportz network". "There is strong political support to develop a new era in clean, green electric aviation in Australia, however we are waiting on Federal standards and new State regulations to be developed before we can proceed to building a network. For this reason we are focusing initially on existing aviation infrastructure and places where it is possible to get a permit for a helipad which can transition into a future Skyportz", said company president Clem Newton-Brown.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency