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Flying taxi vertiports heading to Scotland

Vertiport

Scots could soon be using flying electric taxis

Plans have been announced to build more than 25 “vertiports” across the UK as bases for flying electric taxis.

Ferrovial, the part-owner of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports, has announced the initiative as part of a strategy for safe, high-speed, zero carbon aviation.

A spokesman confirmed that Scotland will get at least one vertiport.

The project follows the recently-announced agreement to develop a network of more than 10 vertiports in Florida.

Vertiports are essential to provide infrastructure for landing, recharging, and taking off passengers of all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet aircrafts, such as those being developed by Lilium and Vertical Aerospace.

They are integrated into communities and adapted to the surrounding environment, reducing noise impact and improving energy efficiency through innovative design.

Ferrovial has partnered with international architecture practice Grimshaw and global engineering, management and development consultancy Mott MacDonald.

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