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Deployable vertiport to integrate hydrogen technologies for zero-emission aircraft
Deployable vertiport to integrate hydrogen technologies for zero-emission aircraft

Deployable vertiport to integrate hydrogen technologies for zero-emission aircraft

As zero-emission air transportation continues to see innovative new solutions, the UK will gain a new Vertiport that has the capabilities to support hydrogen-fuelled aircraft.

Being developed by Supernal and Urban-Air Port, the Air-One deployable operations hub will enable the refuelling of several variations of zero-emission air transportation.

This can support the scaling of the hydrogen aircraft sector with the vertiport also expected to be rolled out across cities worldwide.

Read more: France to gain hydrogen-powered regional aircraft as part of new agreement

The 17,000 square-foot radial Air-One was constructed in 11 weeks within the city of Coventry, UK.

This is divided into fully outfitted zones, including a passenger lounge, café, retail pop-up, cargo logistics hub, electric and hydrogen air vehicle hangar, security screening, command and control centre.

The zones are anchored by a patented 56-foot circular final approach and takeoff (FATO) platform that raises 19 feet in the sky – using a compact, state-of-the-art, synchronised link-lift system – to enable future electric air vehicle takeoffs and landings.

Hydrogen fuel cells will power EV chargers at the vertiport providing stable, reliant and green energy to zero-emission electrical aircraft.

Mike Whitaker, Chief Commercial Officer at Supernal, said, “The Air-One activation is an important step for the Advanced Air Mobility industry and demonstrates how eVTOLs can easily integrate with existing transportation networks to address local needs.

“The reality is no single mode of transportation – current or future – can solve cities’ traffic and congestion challenges. Supernal is working with partners like Urban-Air Port to design infrastructure that brings multiple modes of transportation together under one ‘roof’ and enable AAM to reach its full potential.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.


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