Ferrovial Vertiports, a division of Ferrovial Airports, has appointed Craig Teasdale as its vice president of operations. With this addition to the team, the company positions itself as one of the strongest in the industry, key for the success on leading the future of air mobility.
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 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.
“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,” says Ferrovial Vertiports CEO Kevin Cox.
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 US. These infrastructures are essential to support all-electric, zero-carbon eVTOL aircraft.
Ferrovial's Vertiports will be intermodal centres integrated into the urban landscape that are adapted to the environment, will reduce the acoustic impact, produce no emissions and will 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.
“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,” says Ferrovial Airports CEO Luke Bugeja.
Ferrovial has been in the aviation sector since 1998 and has more than 20 years of experience in the investment, development and operation of 33 airports around the world, including the US, Australia and Chile. It currently has four airports in the UK. With a 25 per cent stake in Heathrow airport it is its main shareholder and industrial partner, and owns 50 per cent of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton airports. In June 2022 it acquired a stake in the consortium appointed to design, build and operate the new Terminal One at New York's John F Kennedy International airport in the US. Ferrovial Airport has also acquired 60 per cent of Dalaman International airport in Turkey from the YDA Group.