Elon Musk is planning to build a private airport on his own
Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, is reportedly going to build an airport on his own, according to a website news portal published on Sunday. Teslarati provided the news information. Teslarati, a multi-platform news organization established in California, focuses on topics like Tesla, SpaceX, and other comparable businesses owned and connected by billionaire Elon Musk. According to sources, Elon Mus is allegedly intending to build a private airport close to Austin in the state of Texas.
One of the biggest cities in Texas is Austin, which serves as the state’s capital. The Austin Executive Airport, which opened in 2011, is one of several airports in the city that are comparable to the one that is being built. The airport, which is more than 180 meters above sea level, serves the demands of both general aviation and business aviation. Although not much information about the project has been made public, the proposed private airport is apparently going to be built east of Austin, close to Bastrop.
For Elon Musk and his linked business companies, having an airport in Bastrop, which is only 30 minutes away from Austin, would be convenient. The news agencies’ sources affirm that the project has been conceptualized and the preliminary work has started, despite the stories’ claims that there is no information regarding timing or the precise site. Even if the news is entirely accurate, Elon Musk will still have to get through numerous restrictions and legislation in order to build a private airport in Austin. All major construction projects, including airports, require the previous approval of authorities like the Federal Aviation Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States of America.
The US Department of Transport’s Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, as it is more often known, is in charge of overseeing all aspects of civil aviation in the country. Since the proposed airport is a private one, finding property for it would be a significant difficulty. A significant airport in Austin, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which is also the largest airport in the area, is located on an area of more than 4000 acres, while Austin Executive Airport has a total area of more than 500 acres. Tesla announced in December 2021 that it was moving the company’s headquarters from Palo Alto, California, to 13101 Harold Green Road in Austin, Texas. The location already had a Tesla Gigafactory there.