In almost every work about the future there are them: the flying cars. Even though it’s still very much fiction so far and only a few companies are working on their own flying cabs and cars, they now at least have a place to go, as the world’s first airport for air cabs and flying cars has now opened.
Air-One is the world’s first air cab hub and is considered a pilot project for a much larger vision. In addition to the airport in England, more than 200 other places around the world are planned. In the future, drones will rise and descend here for both cargo transport and passenger flights. As environmentally friendly and emission-free as possible, of course.
Whether these plans will work out in this way remains to be seen, because Air-One is initially only intended to prove the feasibility of such an airport. Whether there will be further so-called Ventiports in the future or not depends strongly on the technological development of the air cabs.
However, the feasibility study was a success. In just 11 weeks, the Ventiports was opened with an area of approximately 1,500 square meters and offers not only take-off areas for freight and passenger traffic, but also loading areas and cafés. What makes it special, however, is a platform in the center of the airport that can be raised up to six meters to facilitate the launch of air cabs.
The advantage of these fast and inexpensive ventiports may make it possible in the future to open up places without good infrastructure, thus advancing the future of mobility.