Vertiports Planning and Design

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Diana Lünse
Diana LünseHead of Training
+49 30 45803177training@airsight.de

Passenger Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is a soaring and dynamic market. Forecasts predict more than 160,000 commercial passenger drones to be in operation by 2050, a vast increase compared to approximately 25,000 passenger aircraft today. 

The implementation of vertiports as the vital interface between urban air mobility and other means of public transportation carries a multitude of questions and challenges, in particular in the area of physical ground infrastructure requirements. To support the design of vertiports, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) just recently published detailed prototype technical specifications (EASA PTS-VPT-DSN). At the same time, the American FAA is working on interim design guidance in form of an Engineering Brief (EB #105).

This 3-day course provides attendants with a comprehensive overview of the fast-growing market of eVTOL aircraft as well as the siting and layout of vertiports. 

Participants will become familiar with eVTOL aircraft types as well as their characteristics and learn how to configure, dimension, and design the fundamental infrastructural elements of vertiports, including elements such as final approach and take-off area (FATO), touchdown and lift-off area (TLOF), taxiways and stands as well as visual aids (markings, lights and signs). Furthermore, additional considerations like obstacle restriction and noise assessment will be discussed. 

This training targets all experts involved in vertiport planning or operations, including authorities, engineers and architects. 

Course Details

Location:Berlin
Language:English
Date:18.03. - 20.03.2024
Duration:3 days
Provider:airsight GmbH

Course Fee

The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. For non-virtual courses, coffee breaks and business lunch are also included.

excl. VAT
2.200,00 EUR
incl. VAT
2.618,00 EUR

For courses in Berlin:

All customers will be charged 19% VAT.

The final price will be shown on your invoice.

Please note: If you want to register several particpants from your company but need a single invoice for each, please register each of them seperately.

Course Content

Introduction 

  • Overview of the development of eVTOL aircraft
  • Status of ICAO, EASA and other international regulations related to the certification of eVTOL aircraft as well as the planning and design of vertiports
  • Regulatory framework 

eVTOL aircraft

  • Classification of eVTOL aircraft
  • Dimensioning of eVTOL aircraft 
  • Relevant performance parameters 

Planning and design of vertiports

  • Types of vertiports (surface-level and elevated) and basic vertiport layouts
  • Site selection and feasibility studies
  • Vertiport terminal layout and capacity considerations
  • Dimensioning of vertiports as per EASA Prototype Technical Specifications for the Design of VFR Vertiports (EASA PTS-VPT-DSN)
  • Visual aids to be provided
  • Comparison between vertiports and heliports / mixed use requirements 

Additional considerations

  • Obstacle restriction
  • Flight procedure design and airspace integration
  • Operational concepts
  • Weather considerations
  • Aircraft noise at vertiports
  • Rotor downwash
  • Rescue and firefighting

Practical examples  

Trainer

Denis Thiemer, Dipl.-Ing.

Denis holds a diploma in Transport Engineering and is further specialised in aerodrome design and operations with wide ranging experience in airside infrastructure design and aerodrome safety as well as compliance with ICAO SARPs and European aerodrome regulations. 

With his expert knowledge and expertise, he has been supporting numerous airports worldwide in planning tasks within airside expansion and redesign projects, compliance assessments and aeronautical studies. Also, he assists clients in developing innovative operational concepts for safe and efficient airside operations. Another one of his fields of activity is Advanced Air Mobility and the operation of eVTOL aircraft, where he has been involved in vertiport feasibility studies, conceptual design tasks and associated approval processes. Furthermore, he is an instructor for a variety of airsight’s training courses.

Denis realized projects with aerodrome operators in Germany and abroad (e.g. Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Jamaica, Luxembourg and New Zealand). Most recently he led a major aircraft stand redesign project with Frankfurt Airport aiming for compliance with EASA Certification Specifications for Aerodrome Design.

Dipl.-Ing. Jan Friedrich

Jan is airsight’s Regional Manager for the Asia-Pacific region.

He holds a Diploma degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and has more than 15 years’ experience as a senior aviation consultant. Jan was involved in worldwide projects in the field of e.g. aerodrome planning, safety/risk assessments and audits. He has also shared his extensive knowledge as a renowned trainer with other international experts from all over the world.

Additionally, for 5 years, Jan was the nominated EASA Compliance Manager / Head of EASA Compliance & Change Management at an international airport in Germany.

In both roles he gained extensive knowledge in international aerodrome regulations and their application (e.g. ICAO, EASA), management of changes and dealing with non-compliances. This covers aerodrome’s infrastructure, organization and operations with regards to compliance and safety.

Furthermore, Jan is a representative and an expert in national/international panels as well as in expert groups (ADV, ACI, EASA).

Target Group

  • Aerodrome designers, engineers, planners and operators
  • Civil Aviation Authorities personnel 
  • Architects and civil engineers
  • Governmental organisations and agencies 

Course Location

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The accommodation and travel costs are at the charge of the participants. Please note that airsight does not perform any travel and hotel bookings for the participants. Rooms can however be booked directly by the participants by contacting the hotel.

The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. For non-virtual courses, coffee breaks and business lunch are also included. 

Organisational Details

The course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
mid-training days:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
last training day:    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee breaks and business lunch are included in the course fee. At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

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Course Details

Location:Singapore
Language:English
Date:10.09. - 12.09.2024
Duration:3 days
Provider:airsight Pte. Ltd.

Course Fee

The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. For non-virtual courses, coffee breaks and business lunch are also included.

3.200,00 SGD

No taxes will be added to the invoice for courses in Singapore.

Please note: This course is run by airsight Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. Terms & Conditions of airsight Pte. Ltd. Singapore apply. 


 

Course Content

Introduction 

  • Overview of the development of eVTOL aircraft
  • Status of ICAO, EASA and other international regulations related to the certification of eVTOL aircraft as well as the planning and design of vertiports
  • Regulatory framework 

eVTOL aircraft

  • Classification of eVTOL aircraft
  • Dimensioning of eVTOL aircraft 
  • Relevant performance parameters 

Planning and design of vertiports

  • Types of vertiports (surface-level and elevated) and basic vertiport layouts
  • Site selection and feasibility studies
  • Vertiport terminal layout and capacity considerations
  • Dimensioning of vertiports as per EASA Prototype Technical Specifications for the Design of VFR Vertiports (EASA PTS-VPT-DSN)
  • Visual aids to be provided
  • Comparison between vertiports and heliports / mixed use requirements 

Additional considerations

  • Obstacle restriction
  • Flight procedure design and airspace integration
  • Operational concepts
  • Weather considerations
  • Aircraft noise at vertiports
  • Rotor downwash
  • Rescue and firefighting

Practical examples  

Trainer

Dipl.-Ing. Jan Friedrich

Jan is airsight’s Regional Manager for the Asia-Pacific region.

He holds a Diploma degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and has more than 15 years’ experience as a senior aviation consultant. Jan was involved in worldwide projects in the field of e.g. aerodrome planning, safety/risk assessments and audits. He has also shared his extensive knowledge as a renowned trainer with other international experts from all over the world.

Additionally, for 5 years, Jan was the nominated EASA Compliance Manager / Head of EASA Compliance & Change Management at an international airport in Germany.

In both roles he gained extensive knowledge in international aerodrome regulations and their application (e.g. ICAO, EASA), management of changes and dealing with non-compliances. This covers aerodrome’s infrastructure, organization and operations with regards to compliance and safety.

Furthermore, Jan is a representative and an expert in national/international panels as well as in expert groups (ADV, ACI, EASA).

Target Group

  • Aerodrome designers, engineers, planners and operators
  • Civil Aviation Authorities personnel 
  • Architects and civil engineers
  • Governmental organisations and agencies 

Course Location

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The accommodation and travel costs are at the charge of the participants. Please note that airsight does not perform any travel and hotel bookings for the participants. 

The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. Coffee breaks and business lunch are also included. 

Organisational Details

The course hours are scheduled as follows:

09:00 am - 5:00 pm (SGT)

At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on ICAO/EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

About airsight Training

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airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

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Course Details

Location:Berlin
Language:English
Date:30.09. - 02.10.2024
Duration:3 days
Provider:airsight GmbH

Course Fee

The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination. For non-virtual courses, coffee breaks and business lunch are also included.

excl. VAT
2.200,00 EUR
incl. VAT
2.618,00 EUR

For courses in Berlin:

All customers will be charged 19% VAT.

The final price will be shown on your invoice.

Please note: If you want to register several particpants from your company but need a single invoice for each, please register each of them seperately.

Course Content

Introduction 

  • Overview of the development of eVTOL aircraft
  • Status of ICAO, EASA and other international regulations related to the certification of eVTOL aircraft as well as the planning and design of vertiports
  • Regulatory framework 

eVTOL aircraft

  • Classification of eVTOL aircraft
  • Dimensioning of eVTOL aircraft 
  • Relevant performance parameters 

Planning and design of vertiports

  • Types of vertiports (surface-level and elevated) and basic vertiport layouts
  • Site selection and feasibility studies
  • Vertiport terminal layout and capacity considerations
  • Dimensioning of vertiports as per EASA Prototype Technical Specifications for the Design of VFR Vertiports (EASA PTS-VPT-DSN)
  • Visual aids to be provided
  • Comparison between vertiports and heliports / mixed use requirements 

Additional considerations

  • Obstacle restriction
  • Flight procedure design and airspace integration
  • Operational concepts
  • Weather considerations
  • Aircraft noise at vertiports
  • Rotor downwash
  • Rescue and firefighting

Practical examples  

Trainer

Denis Thiemer, Dipl.-Ing.

Denis holds a diploma in Transport Engineering and is further specialised in aerodrome design and operations with wide ranging experience in airside infrastructure design and aerodrome safety as well as compliance with ICAO SARPs and European aerodrome regulations. 

With his expert knowledge and expertise, he has been supporting numerous airports worldwide in planning tasks within airside expansion and redesign projects, compliance assessments and aeronautical studies. Also, he assists clients in developing innovative operational concepts for safe and efficient airside operations. Another one of his fields of activity is Advanced Air Mobility and the operation of eVTOL aircraft, where he has been involved in vertiport feasibility studies, conceptual design tasks and associated approval processes. Furthermore, he is an instructor for a variety of airsight’s training courses.

Denis realized projects with aerodrome operators in Germany and abroad (e.g. Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Jamaica, Luxembourg and New Zealand). Most recently he led a major aircraft stand redesign project with Frankfurt Airport aiming for compliance with EASA Certification Specifications for Aerodrome Design.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome designers, engineers, planners and operators
  • Civil Aviation Authorities personnel 
  • Architects and civil engineers
  • Governmental organisations and agencies 

Course Location

Organisational Details

The course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
mid-training days:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
last training day:    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Coffee breaks and business lunch are included in the course fee. At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

About airsight Training

airsight Training course quality

airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

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Course Details

Location:In-house
Language:German / English
Duration:2 days
Provider:airsight GmbH

Course Content

Introduction 

  • Overview of the development of eVTOL aircraft
  • Status of ICAO, EASA and other international regulations related to the certification of eVTOL aircraft as well as the planning and design of vertiports
  • Regulatory framework 

eVTOL aircraft

  • Classification of eVTOL aircraft
  • Dimensioning of eVTOL aircraft 
  • Relevant performance parameters 

Planning and design of vertiports

  • Types of vertiports (surface-level and elevated) and basic vertiport layouts
  • Site selection and feasibility studies
  • Vertiport terminal layout and capacity considerations
  • Dimensioning of vertiports as per EASA Prototype Technical Specifications for the Design of VFR Vertiports (EASA PTS-VPT-DSN)
  • Visual aids to be provided
  • Comparison between vertiports and heliports / mixed use requirements 

Additional considerations

  • Obstacle restriction
  • Flight procedure design and airspace integration
  • Operational concepts
  • Weather considerations
  • Aircraft noise at vertiports
  • Rotor downwash
  • Rescue and firefighting

Practical examples  

Trainer

Denis Thiemer, Dipl.-Ing.

Denis holds a diploma in Transport Engineering and is further specialised in aerodrome design and operations with wide ranging experience in airside infrastructure design and aerodrome safety as well as compliance with ICAO SARPs and European aerodrome regulations. 

With his expert knowledge and expertise, he has been supporting numerous airports worldwide in planning tasks within airside expansion and redesign projects, compliance assessments and aeronautical studies. Also, he assists clients in developing innovative operational concepts for safe and efficient airside operations. Another one of his fields of activity is Advanced Air Mobility and the operation of eVTOL aircraft, where he has been involved in vertiport feasibility studies, conceptual design tasks and associated approval processes. Furthermore, he is an instructor for a variety of airsight’s training courses.

Denis realized projects with aerodrome operators in Germany and abroad (e.g. Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Jamaica, Luxembourg and New Zealand). Most recently he led a major aircraft stand redesign project with Frankfurt Airport aiming for compliance with EASA Certification Specifications for Aerodrome Design.

Olaf Bünck, M.Sc.

Olaf is a senior consultant with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, a qualified architext and real estate expert. He holds a master’s degree in Real Estate Management. His key areas are airport master planning, airport cities as well as Vertiport design and planning. During his career, he has worked with numerous international clients in Germany, United Arab Emirates, Canada, USA and many more.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome designers, engineers, planners and operators
  • Civil Aviation Authorities personnel 
  • Architects and civil engineers
  • Governmental organisations and agencies 

Organisational Details

airsight offers this training course on request, worldwide. At the end of the course, all participants will receive an airsight certificate based on EASA training regulations, which is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry.

About airsight Training

airsight Training course quality

airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

Show more