Volatus Infrastructure, LLC and Bellefonte Airport, Pennsylvania have signed an agreement for Volatus to build a public use FAA-compliant electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) vertiport at the airport.
Volatus has a modular designed vertiport which allows for quick on-site construction as well as scalable growth to expand with the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry as it grows.
Bellefonte Airport will start with the vertiport and a single landing pad with a charging station with the ability to scale up to eight landing pads with charging stations as the need for additional space grows.
“A project that started out as a way to get fans to Penn State games without sitting in traffic on US 80 and State Route 322, has turned into what will become the center of an eVTOL ecosystem for the East Coast,” said Grant Fisk, Volatus Infrastructure Co-Founder. “We realized that Bellefonte airport is within 90 miles of all the major cities so it just makes sense to expand this location which will lay the foundation for the eVTOL infrastructure ecosystem for the East Coast.”
“The Bellefonte Airport was used as one of the first airmail stops at the inception of the Airmail ecosystem,” said John Elnitski, Bellefonte Airport Manager. “It is fitting that Bellefonte Airport will again meet this role for eVTOL use.”
Volatus expects the vertiport to be operational later this year.