Aena, UrbanV and Volocopter have announced a new partnership focused on establishing a vertiport for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) at an airport in Aena’s network.

Under a new agreement, the companies will develop a feasibility study for deploying air taxis and drones and operating a vertiport at a Spanish airport.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport
Aena’s Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport

This study will identify potential clients, locations of vertiports and commercial routes. It will also determine infrastructure needs and possible connections with other modes of transportation.

In addition, the study will evaluate the possibility of carrying out test flights at Aena facilities.

The results of this study will inform the next steps for the AAM business in Spain. The newly announced partnership thus addresses Aena’s aim to integrate its airport business with AAM in the future.

Luis Cañón, director of Innovation and Customer Experience at Aena said:

Aena's Innovation and Digital Transformation is based on using technology to improve current business and develop new businesses. We want to be international leaders in the use of digital tools with the aim of optimising the customer experience, increasing operational efficiency, being more sustainable and developing new businesses around sustainable mobility. This project is part of the company's global strategy in Advanced Air Mobility and the validation of new technologies and processes in Aena's airport network.


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