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VPorts launches certification process for new Dubai vertiport


VPorts, a leader in the design, construction and operation of advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure, has initiated the certification process for its vertiports as part of the world’s first AAM Integrator Center, which will Rashid Aerospace Center (MBRAH) established) in South Dubai.

Construction work on these vertiports will begin next year, according to VPorts.

The accreditation process developed by the GCAA complies with CAR IX-HVD Part III regulations, which

Outlines requirements and guidance for the certification and operation of land-based vertiports

within the UAE.

The process will begin at the design approval stage; VPorts plans to receive design approval for the World Center within six months – a key step in the construction phase. Certification of the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) vertiport will be underway soon.

Dr Fethi Chebil, CEO and Founder of VPorts, said: “We are making history today by becoming the first infrastructure company in the world to initiate the vertiport certification process. leadership in the field.”

“By complying with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), we are taking a proactive approach to ensuring that all of our vertiports meet and exceed industry standards to provide a safe and efficient environment for the operation of electric VTOL aircraft,” he said. pointed out.

Tariq Bin Ghalaita, MBRAH General Aviation Director, said: “This accreditation process marks a substantial step forward in our efforts to cement Dubai’s position as a global aviation and innovation powerhouse. MBRAH is more than just an aerospace hub. We are a launch platform, driving aerospace development to take the industry to greater heights in the UAE and globally.”

“Through the AAM program, MBRAH is excited to be working towards making transport faster, safer and more efficient than ever before. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and innovation, we are creating a new era of air transport with new possibilities And drive progress across industries. From urban air mobility to logistics and beyond, we believe the sky is the limit when it comes to AAM’s transformative potential,” he added.


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