Ferrovial Vertiports, a division of Ferrovial Airports, has appointed Craig Teasdale as its vice president of operations.
Teasdale will be responsible for planning all operational activities within the network of vertiports that the company is developing to support the introduction of zero-carbon urban and regional air mobility services.
Teasdale has more than 20 years of experience in aviation with leadership and operational roles in the Fixed-Based Operation (FBO) sector. For most of his career, he has worked at Signature Flight Support Corporation, where he was Operations Director and, previous to that, General Manager. More recently, he helped build a new FBO start-up, Propeller Aero Services, where he was responsible for establishing all aspects of the operations.
Working with leading manufacturers and air service operators, Ferrovial Vertiports, backed by Ferrovial’s 70 years of transportation infrastructure experience, is developing a series of agnostic vertiports networks in Europe and the United States. These infrastructures are essential to support all-electric, zero-carbon vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
“As our Vertiports business develops, we continue to strengthen its management team. With the solid support from Ferrovial in construction and airports management experience, I am sure Kevin Cox and his team are prepared to lead the development of sustainable infrastructures for the future of air mobility,” said Luke Bugeja, CEO of Ferrovial Airports.
“Craig brings a wealth of operational leadership experience to this new role. He will ensure our vertiports consider all relevant operational requirements from the design stage. He will develop the protocols for how they will be run, with safety, sustainability, and convenience for passengers and operators top of mind,” said Kevin Cox, CEO of Ferrovial Vertiports.
Ferrovial’s Vertiports will be intermodal centers integrated into the urban landscape that are adapted to the environment, reduce the acoustic impact, produce no emissions, and meet the highest energy efficiency standards through innovative design. In addition, they will be agnostic and adaptable to serve multiple eVTOL aircraft types and business models.