NOTE 1 Vertiport (VPT) infrastructure typically includes a landing pad/s, passenger and cargo facilities, charging and/or refuelling stations for electric/hybrid propulsion systems, integration of “uncrewed aircraft systems traffic management (UTM)” (3.1.84) related infrastructure and accessibly to ground transportation.
NOTE 2 Vertiports can be either at ground level or on top of structures (elevated vertiports).
NOTE 3 Vertiports can also accommodate non-passenger carrying “uncrewed aircraft system (UAS)” (3.1.83). A subset of vertiport which is dedicated to only servicing UAS operations is referred to as a droneport and sometimes also referred to as a vertihub
NOTE 4 A significant differentiator between heliports and vertiports is the design of the obstacle free volume associated with the arrival/departure phase of flight. Vertiport design is tailored to VTOL aircraft and as such may exclude the use of helicopters due to differences in performance characteristics and the ability to comply with the vertiport's obstacle free volume design.
BSI Flex 1903 v1:2023-08 formally released