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Local officials are preparing the city for electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) operations, with these new crafts expecting to take flight by the latter half of 2027 and into early 2028.

Although years out, Alicia Winkelblech, Arlington’s director of transportation, and other city officials are preparing the city for this new mode of transportation. Officials hope to have a functional and usable vertiport by the time the FIFA World Cup arrives in 2026.

“We may not have the ultimate vertiport that we envision built on day one,” said Winkelblech, per the Fort Worth Report. “We may have something functional that we add to as we learn a little bit more about: What is the demand? What are the use patterns? Who are the users?”

Late last year, the city of Arlington announced that it had entered a partnership with advanced air mobility…

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