Air-One: Designing and developing the 'world's smallest airport'

Air-One: Designing and developing the 'world's smallest airport'

Funder

Innovate UK through Future Flight

Collaborators

Urban-Air Port Ltd (Lead); Hyundai Air Mobility; Malloy Aeronautics; Coventry City Council; small Ltd

Value

£1.74m

Team

Professor Stewart Birrell (PI)

Professor Paul Herriotts (Co-I)

Wayne Harrop

Duration

01/01/2021 – 31/12/2021

Project overview

The ‘Air-One’ project is funded by Innovate UK under the Future Flight Programme. Within the Air-One project we will implement the first UKs first ‘pop up’ airport and charging hub for future electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft – such as air taxis and autonomous delivery drones – that will transport people and cargo across cities in the coming years. The Air-One programme will accelerate both public readiness for this new technology & the decarbonisation of our country by promoting an exciting, green alternative for urban mobility.

Project objectives

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, will aim to understand public trust & readiness for this new technology udirng real-world demonstrations.

Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021