Vertiport builder and operator Skyports has partnered with LAZ Parking to develop and deploy vertiports for electric air taxis in Los Angeles. Vertiports are dedicated sites that enable take-off, landing and recharging of the electric aircraft. Through the partnership, Skyports and LAZ will develop vertiports supporting passenger air taxi operations at locations across the region.
LAZ is actively deploying new technologies that will transform traditional parking locations into multi-modal transportation hubs, connecting people to places more efficiently and sustainably. Skyports is leading the way in advanced air mobility infrastructure and will integrate its operational know-how, design expertise, and partnerships with world-class vehicle manufacturers and operators to build a network of vertiports across Los Angeles.
According to a joint press release, the vertiports are designed to enable quiet, efficient, zero-carbon emission air taxi passenger services that provide a new, green and clean transportation alternative to residents and visitors. Working closely with regulatory bodies and in consultation with local stakeholders, Skyports adheres to design and operational principles that prioritize safety, connectivity and accessibility, and reflect the needs of the communities it serves.
“We’re excited to be working with LAZ Parking to deploy take-off and landing sites for electric air taxis, first in Los Angeles, followed by the rest of the U.S., said Addison Ferrell, Head of Americas for Skyports. “Our partnership with LAZ enables us to leverage their extensive portfolio of facilities for vertiport development, creating value for LAZ customers, partners, and communities. LAZ is an ideal partner for Skyports because it has operated in the area for many years, and with that comes strong partnerships and a deep understanding of the mobility landscape.”
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