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Varon Vehicles to host think tanks about UAM implementation in Latin America

The first of eight think tanks which will dis­cuss the imple­men­ta­tion of Urban Air Mobil­i­ty in Latin Amer­i­ca will take place next week. 

Led by Varon Vehi­cles Cor­po­ra­tion and host­ed by CEO Felipe Varon and Andres Vejara­no, Investor Rela­tions at the com­pa­ny, the one-hour think tank is from 12noon — 1pm EDT on Tues­day, 4th August.

Top­ics dis­cussed will include UAM Mar­ket Oppor­tu­ni­ty, The Mobil­i­ty Prob­lem, Advan­tages of Faster Imple­men­ta­tion & Reduced Costs, and Latin Amer­i­ca as an Oppor­tu­ni­ty  for Glob­al UAM Stake­hold­ers.

The group of pan­elists con­firmed for this ses­sion are Edgar Rivera, Direc­tor of Reg­u­la­tions Aero­civ­il — Colom­bia; Jake Schultz, Fly­ing Cars His­to­ri­an; Tama­ra Bul­lock of Alti­tude Strate­gies, Natalia Bar­bour, New Mobil­i­ty DUSP MIT, Michael Dyment of Nexa Cap­i­tal.

The remain­ing think tanks will take place on 20th August, 11th Sep­tem­ber, 17th Sep­tem­ber, 24th Sep­tem­ber, 2nd Octo­ber, 8th Octo­ber, 14th Octo­ber.

Oth­er par­tic­i­pants con­firmed for these ses­sions, which are all an hour long, include Air­bus, Embrar­er, GE Avi­a­tion, Hyundai, Jaunt Air Mobil­i­ty, KMPG, RTI and Ver­ti­cal Flight Soci­ety.

Varon Vehi­cles is devel­op­ing a very con­fined and con­trolled trans­porta­tion sys­tem. It con­sists of a series of Ver­ti­ports con­nect­ed to each oth­er via well defined and per­ma­nent vir­tu­al lanes through which our air vehi­cles will fly, with­out adding a bur­den on Air Traf­fic Con­trol.

Each Ver­ti­port will ser­vice a spe­cif­ic area and they will be placed both inside and out­side exist­ing urban struc­tures to gen­er­ate city growth and val­ue with­out the need for phys­i­cal mobil­i­ty infra­struc­ture.

And fol­low­ing the eight think tanks, the com­pa­ny will host a vir­tu­al three-day sum­mit, known as Sky­scraper™, from 18th — 20th Novem­ber.

Talk­ing to eVTOLInsights.com about the com­pa­ny’s future plans in our lat­est pod­cast, Varon said: “We’re now mov­ing into what we are call­ing the con­struc­tion phase in our strate­gic plan. We are very cen­tric and tar­get­ed towards imple­men­ta­tion and plan our first sys­tem in Latin Amer­i­ca — start­ing in Colom­bia at a cho­sen loca­tion.

“We’re work­ing with the Colom­bian author­i­ties and expect the con­struc­tion phase to last between four to five years, so it’s a very excit­ing moment for us.”

And com­ment­ing on Sky­scraper™, he added: “We are now very open to bring and invite all sorts of Urban Air Mobil­i­ty stake­hold­ers from across the world to join our eco-sys­tem. We have a pool of par­tic­i­pants that is real­ly broad, from air vehi­cles OEMs and sub-sys­tem man­u­fac­tur­ers, to ver­ti­port design­ers, archi­tect firms and investors.

“We are lead­ing this eco-sys­tem not around Urban Air Mobil­i­ty exact­ly, but Urban Air Mobil­i­ty in Latin Amer­i­ca, and that’s when the con­ver­sa­tions real­ly start to get inter­est­ing. We know that the require­ments for UAM in this region are rad­i­cal­ly dif­fer­ent to those in the devel­oped world.

“Any­one can join these [Skyscraper™]conversations and the pur­pose of them is to gath­er more crit­i­cal mass in the dis­cus­sion about Urban Air Mobil­i­ty in Latin Amer­i­ca, to push for­ward imple­men­ta­tion and put into ser­vice.”

To reg­is­ter for the think tanks, or to find more infor­ma­tion about Sky­scraper™, vis­it https://varonvehicles.com/skyscraper

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Jason Pritchard

Jason Pritchard is the Editor of eVTOL Insights. He holds a BA from Leicester's De Montfort University and has worked in Journalism and Public Relations for more than a decade. Outside of work, Jason enjoys playing and watching football and golf. He also has a keen interest in Ancient Egypt.

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