Business cases for air taxis in the skies and over the cities of Europe

When we imagine a futuristic city, an image usually comes to mind of air taxis flying through the sky. A scenario perhaps inspired by science fiction films that have shown this interpretation of ​​future mobility again and again. This transport concept is already part of the present and companies such as UMILES Next have already Read more about Business cases for air taxis in the skies and over the cities of Europe[…]

What does a city need to be UAM friendly?

Drones have burst into our society with lightning speed. Their multiple applications suit the needs of the 21st century offering new possibilities for business in civil and noncivil applications. Logistics, agriculture, medical purposes, wildlife conservation, pollution control, emergencies and even transport of passengers and goods, among others, are already available or expected to be a Read more about What does a city need to be UAM friendly?[…]

Privacy Considerations within UTM

How to ensure privacy and safety of citizens. What happens with all the data gathered through drone operations? How standards can help in dealing with illegal drone activity As the SESAR Very Large Demonstration for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) project called AMU-LED  works through the planning and permissions for the demonstration phases in the UK, Read more about Privacy Considerations within UTM[…]

UTM standard evolution in Europe and US – an integrated perspective

AMU-LED assumes that current U-space responsibilities and services will have to be extended to cope with the particularities of the missions and business cases that are specific to Urban Air Mobility (UAM) such as passenger and cargo transport. However, the rapid pace of UAM development poses a challenge for the timely development of regulations and Read more about UTM standard evolution in Europe and US – an integrated perspective[…]

Added societal value of Urban Air Mobility

With the Horizon SESAR JU Very Large Demonstrator project AMU-LED we take the opportunity to not only demonstrate how complex scenarios with multiple types of unmanned aircraft can safely be performed in an urban environment, but we also actively engage with the public. The first conclusions of a local research study show that the general Read more about Added societal value of Urban Air Mobility[…]

Can drones fill our skies safely?

Urban Air Mobility revolution is expected to crowd the airspace, especially over cities, with a large variety of unmanned operations, from goods delivery to air taxis, but also infrastructure inspection, etc.. As reported in our previous blog, by 2035, our skies will be at least ten times busier than today. However, such a revolution will Read more about Can drones fill our skies safely?[…]

What are the biggest challenges for integrating drones in our cities?

When looking at a not-so-distant future, it seems clearer every day that drones will be part of our skies. From last-mile deliveries to taxi services, without forgetting recreational drones or first-time responders, there are plenty of initiatives across the world to incorporate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) into our life. In Europe, projects like AMU-LED are Read more about What are the biggest challenges for integrating drones in our cities?[…]

AMU-LED UAM Concept of Operations

AMU-LED’s Concept of Operations (ConOps) targets a transitional mid-term (2025-2030), when the first piloted air-taxis will start operating in cities within U-space airspaces with most U1-U2 services deployed. AMU-LED assumes that current U-space responsibilities and services will have to be extended to cope with the particularities of the missions and business cases that are specific Read more about AMU-LED UAM Concept of Operations[…]

Smart cities – the biggest allies (or antagonists) of UAM

Research into Urban Air Mobility is accelerating its uptake in Europe. AMU-LED for instance is looking into the capabilities of U-space to enable Urban Air Mobility –  answering questions related to the maturity of concepts and technology, what are the challenges, and what needs to be done  to implement this new form of mobility. One Read more about Smart cities – the biggest allies (or antagonists) of UAM[…]

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