Malaysia Airports, Skyports and Volocopter have signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study for vertiport deployment in Malaysia.
The companies will examine suitable vertiport solutions to enable safe take-off and landing of eVTOL, considering multiple factors, including demand and the integration of urban air mobility (UAM) operations. The study will take place at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang.
Skyports and Volocopter were the first companies to establish a full-scale passenger air taxi vertiport in Singapore in 2019. The establishment of the vertiport in Malaysia could significantly contribute to the development of UAM services in the region. Besides, the region has a great potential for air taxi development, since the Asia Pacific region is expected to capture approximately 45% of the advanced air mobility market by 2035.