RFI Announcement: eVTOL and Takeoff Aircraft Infrastructure

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RFI SUBMISSION DEADLINE: December 20, 2018, 2:00pm
*Please disregard the 1:50pm start time. Submissions are open from now until deadline date and time (December 20 - 2:00pm)*

Collider members,

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking information about Electric Vertical Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft Ground Infrastructure Requirements relating to:

- Automated Air Taxis (AAT)
- Automated Air Taxi Services (AATS)
- Personal Air Vehicles (PAV)
- On Demand Aviation (ODA)
- Any other related technologies needed to implement and support this as an innovative alternative transportation method

The RFI is intended to query the industry to help plan for future support for eVTOL infrastructure in Ohio.

*Although it is not a funding opportunity, this is an opportunity for your organization to establish itself as a thought leader in the industry and influence future state policy and investment. Responding to the RFI may allow your organization to find prospective partners, build inroads with policy makers, and align your research/ development with State priorities.*

RFI Details:

Invitation Number:[masked]

Submission Deadline: December 20, 2018, 2:00pm

Focus: This RFI will gather information for ODOT to make decisions regarding AAT for a potential implementation along the US-33 Smart Mobility Corridor Project. ODOT is soliciting innovative research in the areas of interest related to eVTOL infrastructure requirements, including, but not limited to:

- Vertiport (launch/recovery area) requirements
- Communications infrastructure
- Facilities
- Offsets from the vertiport
- Vertiport personnel requirements
- Existing standards for vertiport designs
- Electric service requirements
- Data communications requirements
- Noise Requirements
- Federal regulatory impediments for implementation
- Additional 33 corridor infrastructure requirements
- FAA requirements
- Air traffic control communication requirements

View RFI here:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/ContractAdmin/Contracts/PurchDocs/525-19.pdf

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