Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry collaboration platform, Greenbird, announced the addition of Archerfield Airport Corporation as a founding ecosystem partner. Archerfield Airport is the largest general and corporate aviation airport in Queensland and serves as Brisbane’s metropolitan airport.
Committed to providing appropriate aviation infrastructure for the airport to operate safely, efficiently and to accommodate future growth, Archerfield Airport Corporation has joined Greenbird, in support of Queensland’s emerging AAM ecosystem. Archerfield Airport General Manager, Rod Parry said, “Archerfield Airport supports the growth of new and emerging technology and opens its doors to the possibility of urban air mobility. Our collaboration with Greenbird aligns with our objectives for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics.”
Located just 11km from Brisbane CBD, Archerfield Airport is situated between the main three zones proposed for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In such a prime location, Archerfield Airport has the opportunity to play a key role in Brisbane’s AAM transportation network in 2032. Archerfield Airport Business Manager, Elita Huynh said, “Archerfield Airport Corporation is excited to support the development of AAM in Australia. We believe in the continued investment of research, safety and connectivity for our customers. Our collaboration with Greenbird illustrates our commitment towards new and emerging technology, and a more efficient future for air transportation.”
Archerfield Airport Corporation joins the platform alongside recently announced research institutions and industry experts – Griffith University, Skyports, Nautilus Aviation, Aviator Group and Aviation Projects. Led by trusted airport and aviation industry advisors, AVISTRA, Greenbird is dedicated to facilitating the entry and growth of the AAM industry in Australia. Bringing together international expertise and knowledge and local supply chain partners, Greenbird will assist industry and government to work together to drive investment attraction, industry operationalisation, and local capability.
Director of Greenbird, Keith Tonkin said, “With the upcoming 2032 Olympics, there is now a deadline and point of leverage for industry attraction. If action is taken now, Australia could see the deployment of eVTOL operations as early as 2024, with early commercialisation in 2026, early autonomous operations in 2032 and full eco-system maturity expected around 2035.”