The UK is exploring vertiport designs for air taxis

Britain’s aviation regulator is investigating “vertiport” designs as part of plans to bring flying taxis to the UK. The new consultation will lay the foundations for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Wednesday. To fly them between land and sky, the CAA wants to install vertical airports — aka vertiports — at existing aerodromes.  By adapting existing infrastructure, the CAA plans to abridge the path to lift-off.  The regulator notes that there are already hundreds of airfields spread across the UK. Equipping them with vertiports could create a domestic transport network for VTOLs. It’s an…

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