The Florida House of Representatives has introduced a bill designating the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s (GOAA) facilities at Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) as the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) test sites for the State of Florida.

This is part of the state’s plan to develop a network of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and vertiport facilities.

Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport
Kevin J. Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority said:

The Aviation Authority is grateful for the support of State Representative Doug Bankson, who recognised the important assets available at GOAA-operated facilities. As an industry leader in multimodal connectivity, Orlando International Airport is a natural fit to function as a test site. With our availability of land, we are uniquely situated to enhance the research, development and commercialisation of AAM.

GOAA will now work with the Florida Department of Transportation, the state’s other leading airports and eVTOL manufacturers to deliver efficient short-distance point-to-point transportation services for passengers.

In addition, these services also have the potential to provide medical transportation, emergency services, law enforcement and disaster relief.

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