Short description: Healthcare require air mobility for supply and taxi transportation services. Helicopters and eVTOL’s will need to co-exist utilising the same landing platforms. This will require platforms that require structures and systems to support both helicopter and eVTOL traffic. This is nonexistent today.
Market potential: According to the European DACUS research project, the need for landing platforms will be one per 3000 inhabitants. Hospital, healthcare and elderlycare centres are key users.
Timing: The first commercially operated eVTOL will be certified in 2023-2024. Vertiports will have final EASA certification rule set by 2024. Market will require this end 2024 and onwards.
Desired result: A proof of concept assessment of structural requirements for a Vertiport FATO and TLOF supporting both eVTOL and Helicopter operations. A vertiport designed for ambulance traffic, medical cargo deliveries that may include dangerous goods.
Information on challenge owner: Small SME (10-49 staff).
Market presence of challenge owner: Active in several countries.
Keywords: eVTOL; Airtransport; Hybrid and electric; AAM; Traffic Engineering