Ferrovial Vertiports appoints new Real Estate and Development SVP

Ferrovial Vertiports appoints new Real Estate and Development SVP

22-May-2023 Source: Ferrovial Vertiports

Ferrovial Vertiports, a division of Ferrovial Airports, has appointed Kirk Hotelling as Senior Vice President of real estate and development, reporting to Ferrovial Vertiports CEO Kevin Cox. In this role, Hotelling will lead global site selection, negotiations and construction for the development of the company’s planned vertiport networks. He will be based at Ferrovial Vertiports headquarters in Irving, Texas.

As Ferrovial Vertiports works to develop the innovative, sustainable vertiport networks needed to transform urban air mobility, Hotelling further strengthens its team with decades of experience in the commercial and private aviation, advanced air mobility, infrastructure, real estate and public sectors.

Hotelling brings nearly 25 years of commercial aviation experience, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Real Estate for American Airlines, where he oversaw relationships with the global airline’s more than 340 domestic and international airports, including hubs at Dallas-Fort Worth, Charlotte, Miami and Phoenix international airports. During his tenure, he also led the development of American’s 300-acre headquarters campus in Fort Worth, Texas. Before joining US Airways in 2000, Hotelling served as an officer in the U.S. Army and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

“Kirk’s broad experience in large-scale real estate and airport site selection, negotiations and construction for one of the world’s largest airlines adds important capabilities to our talented and diverse team. As we transform the way people move within, through and between cities, we are proud to play a key role in making urban mobility easier, faster and more sustainable for passengers and the communities where they live and work.”

In collaboration with leading advanced mobility manufacturers, air service operators, airports and cities, Ferrovial Vertiports, backed by Ferrovial’s 70 years of transportation infrastructure experience, is developing a series of agnostic vertiports networks across the U.S. and Europe that will support all-electric vertical and takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOLs).

“Having spent much of my career in traditional aviation, it is exciting to join a company and emerging industry that are making the next generation of mobility services possible for congested communities globally,” Hotelling said. “I look forward to contributing to an inspired and talented team and a company with a bold vision for building the infrastructure needed to make zero-emissions eVTOL transport a reality in our daily lives.”

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