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UrbanV tasks Amazon with cloud support
By the end of 2024, UrbanV hopes to launch an eVTOL service between Rome Fiumicino airport to central Rome. It has tasked AWS will helping to develop the city-wide infrastructure.
AWS will help UrbanV develop a scalable operating model for vertiports that can be expanded internationally.

UrbanV has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its cloud provider for the build of eVTOL vehicle transport networks. An experienced cloud provider for airlines and airports, AWS will help develop a scalable operating model for vertiports that can be expanded internationally over the next few years.

UrbanV has set itself the goal of launching its first eVTOL service from Rome Fiumicino airport to central Rome by the end of 2024, ready to transport visitors arriving in the city to attend the Jubilee in 2025. From 2026 onwards, Rome's network will expand to 10 vertiports, allowing for fast, traffic-free travel between popular transit hubs and tourist destinations.

In parallel, UrbanV will open vertiport networks in Venice, Bologna and on the French Riviera, providing travellers with faster and more sustainable alternatives to busy city streets and traditional means of transport. Over the next five years, the company plans to invest several hundred million euros in the expansion of its model on a European and global scale.

Amazon Web Services will play a key role in the development of the vertiport operating model, leveraging its cloud technology to automate the passenger experience, making check-in operations and security checks simple, reducing the need for space and enabling the vertiports themselves to integrate into urban spaces. Passengers will receive customised updates in real time, with travel plans that will automatically adjust if connecting flights are delayed, multi-channel check-in and inherent flexibility.

“Our vision for electric urban air travel focuses on reinventing the flying experience,” says Carlo Tursi, CEO of UrbanV. “Within AWS, we recognised the ideal cloud partner to turn this vision into a reality. Its unrivalled experience in the airline industry gives it a profound understanding of the sector and, furthermore, its thirst for innovation makes it the ideal partner to create new possibilities. Together, we will develop a revolutionary urban travel experience, not only in terms of the vehicles involved, but also in terms of the passenger experience.”

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