Secure Parking to help deliver 400 landing sites
Air taxi infrastructure startup Skyportz has announced a partnership with Secure Parking, which could deliver up to 400 landing sites for eVTOL aircraft in Australia.
With changes in the way people now work, Skyportz is exploring the future of cities and our transport needs. The company says if the shift to home-based work we have seen through the COVID-19 pandemic becomes the new normal, then it believes this opens the possibilities for all sorts of alternative uses for some of our city assets.
Secure Parking was established in 1979 and since that time, has identified an opportunity to develop a fresh and more relevant approach to car parking that benefits all types of parking customers. In December 2016 Secure was acquired by Park24 – one of the largest parking operators in the world.
It has more than 600 car parks throughout Australia and New Zealand, in cities including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.
Secure Parking CEO, Peter Anson said: “Secure Parking is delighted to partner with an organisation that shares our vision for pushing the boundaries to find innovative solutions through next generation technologies. We look forward to working collaboratively with Skyportz as we explore what can be achieved together”
Parking Australia CEO Stuart Norman said the project “makes complete sense” and that car park facilities have a range of potential uses.
Newton-Brown added: “There is strong political support to develop a new era in clean, green electric aviation in Australia, however we are waiting on Federal standards and new State regulations to be developed before we can proceed to build the network.”
“Community support for this new era in aviation is going to be essential and we expect that services will start outside urban areas in the initial phase expected to commence with the first electric aircraft becoming operational in the next few years.”