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LG Electronics Business Solutions powers up Urban-Air Port

Urban-Air Port Press Release | March 25, 2024

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Following a meeting in Barcelona in January at the Integrated Systems Europe exposition, Urban Air-Port (UAP) has announced a collaboration agreement with global technology leader, LG Electronics.

The agreement was signed by LG’s head of ID global sales & marketing and executive chairman of Urban-Air Port, Ricky Sandhu.

This latest news builds on a productive relationship between the two companies: UAP has collaborated with LG since 2022, when LG supplied digital infrastructure for the ground-breaking Coventry launch of its AirOne vertiport.

The signing sets in place a strategic, long-term commitment to work together to develop and serve the market for and operation of safe, reliable, and efficient advanced air mobility (AAM) systems globally using UAP and LG solutions cutting-edge technologies.

Why is this important?

This unique commitment allows UAP to provide its clients with fully integrated and seamlessly connected vertiports, reducing costs and complexity by incorporating existing state-of-the-art LG technology, as well as soon to be announced technologies.

The first step in this important relationship is the development of a world-first, LG-enabled Urban Air Port AirOne Next Gen — a multi-stacked hangar vertiport reference design.

In the longer term, LG and UAP intend to develop a set of products, designs and services to further widescale adoption globally.

The two firms’ technical and research divisions will collaborate on use cases and specifications for multiple applications. This collaboration will be guided by a steering committee drawn from senior leadership, and the impact of this partnership on the industry is expected to be significant.

The LG/UAP teams’ work will also lead to new market insights and deeper understanding of intermodal connectivity requirements for vertiports, as well as the diversity of customer requirements and experience.

As part of this preferred partnership, their teams will host workshops, develop simulations, and conduct surveys with the aim of building a standardised LG/UAP showcase vertiport that can be tailored on spec.

“This is a hugely exciting moment in the evolution of our technology. By incorporating LG’s immense technical expertise and product portfolio, we can jointly offer the most advanced and seamlessly integrated vertiport infrastructure. With LG’s focus on quality and efficiency, combined with our focus on safety and innovation, we are very excited about revealing our fully coordinated, UAP & LG reference design vertiport for order on spec. This industry needs to scale and to do that, consolidation across multi levels will be required – this simplification for vertiports is one more positive step towards bringing this technology to market,” said Ricky Sandhu, founder and executive chairman, Urban-Air Port.

LG recognizes that UAP is a world-class infrastructure designer and will support mutual exploration of international expansion of its services. In parallel, LG also becomes part of UAP’s market-leading ecosystem, partner network and joins existing customers and partners including Supernal, a part of Hyundai Motor Group in the U.S., those in the Middle East and in Asia Pacific.

Together, LG and UAP intend to develop a set of products, designs and services to account for elements of the value chain required to deliver and sell UAP’s infrastructure complemented with LG platforms and services.

“The urban air mobility market is only in its infancy, but with so much investment going into developing the vehicles, there remains a huge opportunity to design, create, and deploy the multi-faceted infrastructure that’s required to enable them. Urban-Air Port are a true leader in that space, and with our expertise in developing smart solutions for retail, transportation, and digital experiences, we see huge potential for the future in this long-term collaboration,” said Seamus Walsh, enterprise manager – Energy, Industry, Mobility, LG Electronics Business Solutions Europe.

This press release was prepared and distributed by Urban-Air Port.

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