Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has recently released new guidelines for vertiport design, paving the way for the establishment of corporate-branded vertiports in the country. This development opens up opportunities for companies like Skyportz to build operational networks for electric air taxis.
Clem Newton-Brown, vertiport infrastructure developer at Skyportz, hailed the move as a significant step forward for Australia, demonstrating the country's readiness to embrace this emerging industry. He emphasized the need to separate aviation from traditional airports and create a new class of land use that enables property owners to host electric air taxi vertiports.
Skyportz has been actively securing options on various potential vertiport sites across Australia and has already partnered with hundreds of property owners who are eager to participate. The release of the guidelines provides greater clarity on the development process for vertiport applications, facilitating future collaboration with air taxi developers.
"We are excited to welcome air taxi operators to Australia, operating from our network of Skyportz vertiports in the future," Newton-Brown added.