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Urban-Air Port to Show Off Full-Size Mock-up of Flying Taxi Hub

An illustration of an Urban-Air Port hub.
An illustration of an Urban-Air Port hub.Source: Urban-Air Port Ltd.

U.K. aviation startup Urban-Air Port will exhibit the flying-taxi hub it aims to replicate across the world next month, complete with cargo-drone flights, a retractable launchpad and functioning shops and eateries.

The so-called vertiport will open to the public in Coventry, England, from April 28 to May 15, aiming to show how electric vertical takeoff and landing craft will function in towns and cities. The mock-up will demonstrate everything short of passenger flights, including a Supernal eVTOL model, maintenance hangar and charging points for electric cars, Urban-Air Port said Wednesday.