Leeds Bradford Airport to create unmanned and manned aerial vehicle hub
Radical new transport and logistics infrastructure start-up, Urban-Air Port (UAP), have joined to collaborate with Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) on developing a new unmanned and manned aerial vehicle hub.
UAP will be working with LBA to develop an off-grid, hydrogen-powered infrastructure hub at the airport. The main role of the site at LBA will be to provide a space for the command, charging and loading of logistics drones, providing safe and secure infrastructure to support drone delivery services in the Leeds City Region in the near future. Within the scope of the agreement between LBA and Urban-Air Port, there is also capacity for Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicle storage and charging.
Urban-Air Port aims to reduce congestion in busy cities and create sustainable logistics solutions throughout the UK.
Urban-Air Port has begun building its first Air One vertiport for passenger air taxis and logistics drones at a site in Coventry, which will be officially opened at an official launch event on 25 April 2022.