Air-One: Designing & developing the 'worlds smallest airport'

Project: Research

Project Details


Urban-Air Port Ltd is designing & developing the 'worlds smallest airport', an infrastructure solution to support future Electric Vertical Take off and Landing [EVTOL] aircraft. This innovative programme is called "Air-One". This project employs sophisticated design, Intelligent-Autonomous-Systems technology, sustainable renewable energy input & fabrication processes to create rapidly deployable, small foot-print infrastructure with minimal impact on the environment. Creating a new business model for an emerging era of personal & logistics air-mobility. This pop-up 'urban-airport' innovation is particularly relevant post-Covid 19, offering flexible, autonomous & safer transportation solutions. For Coventry City of Culture 2021, Air-One will demonstrate a vision of future Urban Air Mobility [UAM], including its capacity to support Disaster Emergency Management & Security [DEMS] in areas exposed to climate change, pandemics or with diminishing resources, a just-in-time, safe & resilient rescue hub. Air-One, as a global first will accelerate public trust & readiness for this new technology by promoting an exciting, green alternative by demonstrating; 1. Technical proficiency & operational feasibility of dynamic EVTOL logistics, air-taxi services & DEMS scenarios; 2. The portability, flexibility, sustainability, capacity capabilities & decarbonisation contributions of Air-One; 3. A holistic, ultra compact, vehicle agnostic transport infrastructure solution with modular areas covering passenger/cargo terminal & DEMS needs, with in built EVTOL maintenance, recharging command & control requirements - an all in one solution - 'Air One.'
Effective start/end date1/01/2130/06/22

Collaborative partners

  • Coventry University
  • Urban-Air Port Ltd (Project partner) (lead)
  • Malloy Aeronautics (Project partner)
  • Hyundai Motor Company (Project partner)
  • Coventry City Council (Project partner)


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