Five-Alpha – the global consultancy specialising in vertical flight infrastructure design – has become the latest company to partner with Varon Vehicles and support the development of its Infrastructure Networks in Latin America.

Varon Vehicles is currently developing its operations and plans to begin transportation services in Colombia. Five-Alpha, which also has expertise in aviation safety, education, and standards development, will support the vertiport infrastructure design and operations.

It joins a host of other companies in its ecosystem, which includes eVTOL aircraft OEM Jaunt Air Mobility, TruWeather Solutions, Paladin AI, PS&S, Flight Crowd and Airio.

Felipe Varon, CEO And Founder of Varon Vehicles, said: “We’re leveraging on the legacy of aviation as we produce this new form of air transportation which will be electric and for urban use.

“The expertise of Five-Alpha is tremendous added value for the design of our infrastructure and operations, and we’re really looking forward to this active collaboration as we ideate what needs to be completely new, but also as we integrate the solid and well proven foundations of safe and reliable aviation.”

Five-Alpha was founded on the diligence and tireless efforts of the firm’s principle, Rex Alexander, whose experience spans four decades in military, commercial and general aviation. The company has since grown to become one of the global leaders in infrastructure development and safety for the helicopter and advanced air mobility industries.

Its extensive collaborative engagement with numerous government, regulatory, and industry bodies for the purposes of advancing low altitude infrastructure include advising and working with organisations which include the Vertical Flight Society, Federal Aviation Administration, NASA, the U.S. D.O.T. Transportation Safety Institute, National Fire Protection Association, Helicopter Association International and the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team. 

Varon added: “Given this formidable level of engagement in so many diverse areas, Five-Alpha brings an understanding, expertise and experience level to this partnership, that is unparalleled in the industry.”

Alexander concluded: “I am very excited to be partnering with the Varon Vehicles Corporation and their team. Their methodology and concept of operations for Urban Air Mobility shows great promise.  I am very much looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish in this space together.”

You can read more about Varon Vehicles’ vision for Latin America and its Infrastructure Networks by clicking here, where Varon spoke to eVTOL Insights as part of a in-depth interview earlier this year.