Electro Aero has announced four new partnerships with leading companies in the electric aviation industry.
“With these new partnerships covering software, leasing and infrastructure development, our customers will now be able to install our aircraft charging solutions with fully integrated smart software for electricity and traffic management,” said Richard Charlton, CEO & co-founder of Electro.Aero.
The partnerships include:
1) Aerovy Mobility – electrical infrastructure software for advanced air mobility that enables dynamic pricing of aircraft charging services based on machine learning of supply and demand patterns, so that providers of charging services can ensure that every aircraft gets the charge they need and when they need it.
2) Altaport – automation software for airports, heliports, vertiports and droneports to manage charging slots by pre-booking and queue control of incoming aircraft. By relaying real-time information about available chargers and pricing to aircraft operators, Altaport software maximises the utilisation of charging assets and minimises aircraft turnaround time.
3) Greenstar Aviation Partners – structured leasing solutions for electric aircraft and charging infrastructure that enable customers to acquire the infrastructure they need.
4) Skyportz – developer of vertiport infrastructure focused on securing access to prime sites for vertiports.
Skyportz CEO Clem Newton-Brown said: “The focus in the industry to date has been on larger vertiports located at existing airports. However, if this industry is to reach its potential we need to let private property owners develop their own vertiports.
“We will soon be releasing a modular vertiport building that can be delivered to site in a shipping container, and assembled without heavy equipment, complete with a high powered battery bank and charger with solar panels.”
It is generally considered too soon to get approvals for vertiport usage from Governments as the standards are still in development, and nowhere in the world has any Government set out the rules and regulations, other than for display sites.
Skyportz will announce further partners once its modular design is released later this year, including weather data, air traffic management systems, booking services and aviation operators.
Newton-Brown added: “The key to this industry is breaking the nexus between aviation and existing airports. We need to develop a network of new vertiport sites if the industry is to reach its potential and Skyportz is readying the landscape to partner with infrastructure investors.”