The air taxis are still in testing and do not carry passengers, but a vertiport has already been prepared for them. The UK’s Urban-Air Port has opened its first Air One vertiport in Coventry, providing landing space for air taxis and eVTOLs, as well as a transfer facility for future passengers. The vertiport functions as a transport hub, meaning that electric aircraft can charge their batteries at this location in addition to picking up passengers and cargo, but the charging points provided can also be used by passing electric cars.
It seems that self-guided drone taxis may soon become a real form of transportation in major cities around the world. The pilot drone airport being built in England could be in live operation as early as this year.
The British government has chosen the Urban Air Port Air-One consortium to carry out the Future Flight Challenge program.
The world’s first pilot air taxi station and drone airport will open in November in Coventry, England.