26-Jan-2023 Source: AirNova
The eVTOLs are not yet authorized to fly in French airspace, but the vertiport market is already taking off. The Bordeaux-based company Airnova is proposing to create a network of these platforms throughout France, starting with the southwest.
For the past four years, Bordeaux-based real estate developer Laurent Mathiolon has been working on a concept of buildings equipped with vertiports with charging stations for drones and eVTOLs. After filing a patent for his concept with the Inpi (National Institute of Industrial Property) in April 2020, formally accepted two years later, he created the company Airnova on September 26 to turn it into reality. He is now launching a first fundraising.