April 26, 2021
Varon Vehicles Joins Forces with Five-Alpha
Fort Wayne, IN, April 26th 2021. Five-Alpha, a globally recognized firm with ample experience in vertical flight infrastructure design, aviation safety, education, and standards development, has announced today that it is partnering with Varon Vehicles to support the development of their novel Urban Air Mobility (UAM) “Infrastructure Networks”. Varon Vehicles is developing their vertiports and UAM operations to provide transportation services in Latin America, starting with Colombia, and Five-Alpha joins their ecosystem to support the design of their vertiport infrastructure and operations.
Founded on the diligence and tireless efforts of the firm’s principle, Rex Alexander, who’s aviation experience spans some four decades of military, commercial and general aviation, Five-Alpha has come to be recognized as one of the global leaders in infrastructure development and safety for the helicopter and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industries. Five-Alpha’s extensive collaborative engagement with numerous government, regulatory, and industry bodies for the purposes of advancing low altitude infrastructure is unmatched. These efforts include advising and working with organizations such as the Vertical Flight Society (VFS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. D.O.T. Transportation Safety Institute (TSI), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ASTM International, Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), National Center of Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Helicopter Association International (HAI), International Helicopter Safety Foundation (IHSF), and the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST). Given this formidable level of engagement in so many diverse areas, Five-Alpha brings an understanding, expertise and experience level to this partnership, that is unparalleled in the industry.
“I am very excited to be partnering with the Varon Vehicles Corporation and their team,” Says Mr. Alexander. “Their methodology and concept of operations for Urban Air Mobility shows great promise. I am very much looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish in this space together.”
“We’re leveraging on the legacy of aviation as we produce this new form of air transportation which will be electric and for urban use,” says Felipe Varon, CEO and Founder of Varon Vehicles Corporation. “The expertise of Five-Alpha is tremendous added value for the design of our infrastructure and operations, and we’re really looking forward to this active collaboration as we ideate what needs to be completely new, but also as we integrate the solid and well proven foundations of safe and reliable aviation.”