Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Overair, a developer of advanced electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced a memorandum of understanding to cooperatively explore the future of vertiport development and eVTOL aircraft operations within the DFW Metroplex.
The partnership will include a feasibility assessment for integrating passenger eVTOL operations across the North Texas region.
eVTOL aircraft, like Overair’s Butterfly, are being developed around the world as the next step in urban air mobility, potentially creating advanced point-to-point electric air transit options. “DFW Airport has a long history of building the groundwork today for the airport needs of the future,” said Paul Puopolo, DFW executive vice president of innovation. “By exploring the future of aviation now, we will help better position the entire DFW Metroplex for the next era of innovative air mobility.”
The agreement will create working group to explore the policies and infrastructure needed to implement an integrated, sustainable eVTOL program at DFW in the future, including studying approach, landing, taxiing, charging, loading and unloading passengers, takeoff, departure, and safety protocols.