Elon Musk He is reportedly planning to build an airport for himself and his companies’ top executives outside of Austin.
Concept plans for a private airport have been approved, sources said, to be located somewhere east of Austin, near Bastrop. Austria.
The publication did not disclose the exact location and potential schedule.
In addition to serving as a hub for private jets transporting Musk and his top executives, the airport can also be used by his companies, some of which have a presence in the Lone Star state, in other ways.
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Elon Musk is reportedly planning to build a new private airport near Austin, Texas. Pictured is a 2015 Gulfstream jet owned by the tech mogul parked at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas.
Several Musk companies, including Tesla (Giga Texas shown above) and the Boring Company, maintain a presence in the Austin metropolitan area.
Giga Texas itself covers 2,500 acres along the Colorado River in southeast Travis County and is officially the headquarters of Tesla.
Last year, an organization linked to the management of the Boring Company snapped up 73 acres in northwest Bastrop, according to Austonia, and its headquarters also moved to Pflugerville, an Austin suburb in Travis County.
The Boring Company’s address is approximately three miles from the Austin Executive Airport.
The airport has a 6,025-foot runway and more than 130,000 square feet of public hangars, Austonia reports.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk (above) speaks at the Tesla Giga Texas “Cyber Rodeo” production launch grand party in Austin, Texas, where he is reportedly planning to build a private airport.
Musk has been trying to ramp up production in the face of a host of challenges, mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on the raw materials that make electric cars, so he has likely made more frequent trips to and from Austin.
The SpaceX founder currently travels in a 2015 Gulfstream G650 but has reportedly ordered a new private jet to be delivered next year.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located about five miles from Giga Texas.
Musk has been trying to ramp up production in the face of a host of challenges, mostly related to supply chain chaos and the impact of inflation on the raw materials that make electric cars, so he has likely made more frequent trips to and from Austin. .
“This factory is losing crazy money right now,” Musk told members of the Silicon Valley Tesla Owners Club in an interview with Giga Texas. “We have to operate many more vehicles from this plant compared to very few vehicles.”
“Factories in Berlin and Austin are now giant furnaces for money. GOOD? It really does sound like a giant roar, the sound of burning money,” he said.
Musk said Tesla’s Texas plant is producing a “tiny” number of vehicles due to problems scaling up production of its new “4680” batteries, and because the tools to make its regular 2170 batteries are “stuck in a port in China.” .
The construction of a new private airport will require approval from the Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Federal Aviation Administration.
Musk’s representatives did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment prior to the publication of this story.
In times of climate change, many celebrities have come under fire for flying across America in their private jets, which emit far more CO2 than the average American driving a car.
Pop star Taylor Swift was recently named “biggest celebrity CO2 polluter of the year” in a study that showed her private jet has taken a whopping 170 flights since January.
study released on Friday by British digital marketing firm Yard is based on an analysis of private jet flights tracked by an automatic flight tracker. Celebrity Jetsand found that Swift’s plane emitted the most harmful substances.
In the new air pollution rankings, Swift’s plane narrowly outpaced Floyd Mayweather’s to take first place. Other celebrities in the top 10 include Jay Z, director Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg and Oprah Winfrey.
However, a Swift spokesperson said rolling stone that all of her trips weren’t even hers, as she occasionally lends her Falcon 7X jet to other people: “Attributing most or all of these trips to her is blatantly wrong.”
On Yard’s list of celebrity jet felons, Musk didn’t even make it into the top ten.
Meanwhile, U.S. companies’ spending on private jets for their top executives’ personal use hit a 10-year high last year as pandemic-related restrictions were eased.
Facebook parent company Meta and aerospace engineering company Lockheed Martin topped the charts, spending a whopping $1.6 million and $1.1 million respectively on private air travel for their executives Mark Zuckerberg and James Tyclet.
S&P 500 companies spent a total of $33.8 million on private flights in 2021, up 35% from last year. 2020 and most since 2012 according to ISS Corporate Solutions.
Private jets produce significantly more harmful emissions per passenger than commercial flights, leading environmentalists to criticize their continued use by wealthy businessmen and executives.
It comes after the Zuckerberg social media giant announced in 2020 that it aims to reach a net zero target for emissions generated by the company’s activities, including business travel, by 2030.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is located about five miles from Musk Giga Texas.