Skyports Infrastructure, the market-leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure provider, and Corporación América Airports S.A (CAAP), a leading private airport operator, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to plan the development and deployment of vertiport infrastructure for electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) operations. Skyports and Corporación América Airports will combine their distinct industry and technical expertise to share best practices for vertiport design concepts in markets of mutual interest.
The collaboration will involve developing vertiport networks and operations for relevant use cases and
detailed planning for the deployment of permanent vertiport infrastructure. As part of these efforts,
the companies will evaluate which of Corporación América Airports’ assets are best suited for vertiport
deployment, prioritizing sites based on market readiness and opportunity. Location details for
prospective vertiports will be confirmed at a later stage in the partnership.
The partnership between the two companies is an important step in the growth of the AAM industry
in Latin America and supports the development of operationally critical vertiport networks.
Addison Ferrell, Director, Skyports Infrastructure said: “We are proud to partner with Corporación
América Airports to expand and stimulate the AAM ecosystem in key markets in Latin America. We’re
at an incredibly exciting point in the industry’s development as we take concrete steps towards
implementing a scalable vertiport network that will facilitate commercial eVTOL operations; this
partnership will be instrumental to achieving those objectives. Bringing together CAAP’s proven
airport leadership and Skyports’ deep expertise of AAM infrastructure will make for a compelling
Martin Eurnekian, CEO of Corporación América Airports, commented: “As a leading airport
concession operator, Corporación América Airports continues to build strong partnerships to position
itself as an agent of change in the development of the Advance Air Mobility ecosystem. With over 20
years of expertise and operations in six countries across LatAm and Europe, we are firmly committed
to continue building the future of this new way of transportation, which will be leaner, faster and
Corporación América Airports currently operates 53 airports in six countries across Latin America and
Europe (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador, Armenia and Italy). In June 2022, the company
announced partnerships with eVTOL vehicle manufacturers Eve Air Mobility and Vertical Aerospace
(both of which also partner with Skyports), Avolon, GOL, and Grupo Comporteto to support the
introduction of eVTOL operations.
Skyports Infrastructure’s work with Corporación América Airports extends Skyports’ presence in Latin
America. In 2021, the company’s drone operations arm, Skyports Drone Services, launched an
ambitious beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone logistics operation in Colombia’s remote regions
of La Guajira and Chocó, backed by investor Irelandia Aviation, which is also a majority shareholder of
Colombia’s Viva Air.
Find out more at: www.skyports.net