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Abu Dhabi Airports exploring potential of eVTOL aircraft


Abu Dhabi Airports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Groupe ADP to explore the potential of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) in the Emirate.

The new concept of air transportation based around the use electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to move people and cargo is fast gathering traction across the globe.

Under the terms of the agreement, Abu Dhabi Airports and Groupe ADP will engage in the joint planning, design, development, and operation of ground infrastructure for AAM in Abu Dhabi, following engagement with stakeholders, a feasibility study and market assessment to develop the industry roadmap.

“We are excited to partner with industry-leading Groupe ADP to explore the potential of introducing AAM to Abu Dhabi,” enthused His Excellency. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, managing director and CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports.

“This new system integrates flight technologies with transformational aircraft designs which utilise electric power to hover, take off, and land vertically, enabling sustainability in air transport for both passengers and cargo.

“This agreement is a testament to our commitment to lead the way by collaborating with our partners to deliver innovation and technology that drives efficiency, convenience and most importantly, sustainability.”

While Groupe ADP’s managing director of airport services, Philippe Martinet, said: “We are proud to enter this partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports to collaborate on building the AAM roadmap and accelerating the development of the necessary infrastructure in Abu Dhabi.”

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