The site selected for the transportation hub is in Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile planned community within the city limits that is next to Orlando International Airport. It will require approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. The aircraft themselves will also fall under the agency’s oversight.
“The F.A.A. is the regulatory authority over all flight activities in the United States, including urban air mobility aircraft,” the F.A.A. said in a statement on Wednesday night. “The agency is in the preliminary stages of working with these applicants and will continue to engage with them as they work to meet certification standards.”
Jim Gray, a City Council commissioner whose district includes the site of the planned hub, said on Monday that tax incentives were justified and that the project would create about 140 jobs that paid about $65,000 a year on average. Read from source….