For Immediate Release
February 1, 2023
Volatus Infrastructure to Build Vertiport at Bellefonte Airport
Vertiport with multiple landing pads and charging stations to be built at Bellefonte Airport
Neenah, WI – February 1, 2023—Volatus Infrastructure, LLC has signed an agreement with Bellefonte Airport located in Pennsylvania. Volatus will build a public use FAA-compliant electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vertiport with up to eight landing pads including a charging station at each pad. The vertiport is expected to be operational later this year.
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 that has 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.”
The Bellefonte Airport is a public-use airport located in the center of the state in Centre County. It is owned and operated by Marina Elnitski, who has been involved with aviation since the late 70s.
Founded in 2021, Volatus Infrastructure, LLC is connecting communities to the future with best-in-class eVTOL infrastructure technology to ensure society is ready for the future. Volatus offers three main eVTOL infrastructure designs, a vehicle agnostic charging station, plus an app and maintenance programs. By tailoring to specific needs while incorporating the latest technologies their work positively impacts clients and the communities they serve. Join the future with Volatus Infrastructure.
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Sheena Banker Volatus Infrastructure, Director of Public Relations