Hyundai partners UK's start-up to build first airport for flying cars- Reviews
"Urban-Air Port, a British-based start-up, has partnered with car giant Hyundai Motor to build the Flying-car airport."
Later this year, the flying-car airport will bring the English city of Coventry into the future with a project aimed at demonstrating how air taxis will operate in urban centres.
Urban-Air Port, a British-based start-up, has partnered with car giant Hyundai Motor to build the infrastructure needed to fly cars to the skies to fly people and goods around cities.
Visitors to Coventry can see what a flying car mairport looks like from November onwards and see on the landing pad a passenger-carrying drone and an operating electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle.
Urban-Air Port was selected by a government programme aimed at developing zero-emission flying and new air vehicles, winning a 1.2-million-pound ($1.65-million) grant to help fund the temporary installation of the airport in Coventry city centre.
“With UK government backing and Hyundai Motor Group’s backing we’ll be realising the first fully operational airport in the world,” Urban Air-Port founder and executive chairman Ricky Sandhu.
Though progress has been made in the production of flying cars, Sandhu said that the missing piece was the infrastructure.
“You can’t get off the train or get on the train unless you get to the train station so that supporting ground infrastructure is absolutely key,” he said.