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Flying Vehicle Vertiport Developer Looks to Electrify Airports

Volatus Infrastructure and PowerUp America plan to develop an airport charging network integrated with the aviation infrastructure

Chuck Martin

February 6, 2024

2 Min Read
Volatus Infrastructure has partnered with PowerUp America to collaborate on a sustainable, accessible regional transportation ecosystem
Volatus Infrastructure

Volatus Infrastructure, which develops takeoff and landing facilities for flying vehicles, has teamed with PowerUp America to electrify the infrastructure at airports, vertiports and other electric mobility locations in the U.S

The intent is to create a sustainable, accessible regional transportation ecosystem.

PowerUp America in Tennessee and Volatus Infrastructure in Neenah, Wisconsin, plan to develop an airport charging network integrated with the current aviation infrastructure. 

“The U.S. electric grid is over 100 years old; we must remember it was not built for efficiency,” said Bob Johnson, chief commercial officer of Volatus Infrastructure. “We look forward to working hand-in-hand with PowerUp America to complement strategies for a new standard for eVTOL charging in advanced air mobility. Our partnership will be where the future lands today.”

Volatus Infrastructure recently signed a deal with Skyrisks to examine insurance costs and risks for vertiports.

Skyrisks, which provides advanced air mobility (AAM) insurance, and Volatus Infrastructure plan to assess and measure the aspects of eVTOL (electric vertical and takeoff landing) vehicles landing facility insurability aspects.

Volatus Infrastructure also signed a memorandum of understanding with an Australian flying car maker to be its infrastructure partner.

That deal would help enable flying car maker Ace VTOL to expand its business in the growing market for eVTOL vehicles.

Ace, in Perth, Australia, recently received a $250 million order for its vehicles to be sold in American flying car showrooms. The order for Ace flying vehicles came from Aeroauto Global in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Volatus Infrastructure also has an agreement with Tru Weather Solutions to work on vertiport placement, design, and construction and the weather services needed for vertiport operations.

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About the Author(s)

Chuck Martin

Editorial Director AI & IoT

Chuck Martin, a New York Times Business Bestselling author, futurist and columnist, is Editorial Director at Informa Tech, home of AI Business, IoT World Today and Enter Quantum. Martin has been a leader in emerging digital technologies for more than two decades. He is considered one of the foremost emerging technology experts in the world and his latest book is titled "Flying Vehicles" (The Emergence of Personal Air Travel, Flying Cars, and Air Taxis). He also is the author of "Digital Transformation 3.0" (The New Business-to-Consumer Connections of The Internet of Things).  He hosts a worldwide podcast titled “The Voices of the Internet of Things with Chuck Martin,” where he converses with top executives from the companies driving the adoption of emerging technology.

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