The airports division of the Spanish construction company Ferrovial will be in charge of designing, building and operating this network, which will initially have 20 vertiports throughout Spain.

In the announcement of the initiative, Ferrovial has also clarified that such an ambitious project will only be possible if it has the economic stimulus provided by the European recovery funds , a large diversified budget in various aspects with the objective of counteracting the slowdown in the EU economy derived from the pandemic.

Joint work

Ferrovial is seeking the collaboration of the main European aircraft manufacturers, such as Airbus or the Spanish Tecnalia, for this project. Another company whose support is sought in this project is Lilium, with whom Ferrovial has already signed an agreement through which it will develop a network in Florida with ten of these vertiports . In the latter case, it will be in spring 2021 when the locations of these new electric flying taxi stands will be announced.

In anticipation of even the choice of the most suitable locations, we are counting on DatActionS, a Spanish company dedicated to big data analysis, which will be in charge of selecting the most suitable locations to establish this twenty of vertiports, named for the aforementioned characteristic of electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft.

With regard to buildings and infrastructures, both for electric airplanes and electric cars that go to vertiports and their management of battery recharging, Ferrovial trusts IDOM, a Spanish multinational that designs and builds sustainable buildings. < / p>

Gonzalo Velasco, Director of the Innovation area at Ferrovial, has declared that Spain has the necessary capacity to be at the forefront of electric air mobility and has the potential market to make this advance in mobility a reality aerial and sustainable infrastructures that represent vertiports ..