Italy-headquartered company Leonardo and Falcon Aviation Services have announced that they have started building the new rotorcraft terminal that will facilitate mobility to and from the Expo 2020 site in Dubai.
The terminal design is based on a brand new concept, combining a helipad, exhibition and lounge areas in a single city-based heliport. The terminal will be supporting the development of a network of point-to-point connections for both urban transfers and connections between cities, meeting the growing demand for sustainable and modern vertical lift mobility as well as greater access to urban areas.
VIP and charter service users will be provided with levels of service typically available only in a larger private airport facilities far from downtown and urban areas. The rotorcraft terminal features strong environmentally friendly design and modularity using recyclable materials and, if required, it can be transported.
At Expo 2020 Dubai, Leonardo will be also illustrating the capabilities offered by its AW609 TiltRotor, the edge of the aerospace technology which will revolutionise the human mobility in the near future: this vehicle combines vertical take-off and landing – like a helicopter – with the performances of an airplane.