In June 2021, a group of eight EU-funded projects working on Urban Air Mobility (UAM) field initiated a collaboration to increase awareness and understanding of this field among the general public. These projects are AiRMOUR, AMU-LED, CORUS-XUAM, FF2020, GOF 2.0, Metropolis 2, SAFIR-Med, and TindAIR.
On a first stage a social media campaign aimed at gathering feedback from citizens, industry experts and other stakeholders was launched. Different terms together with their definitions where published, and as a consequence we were able to improve the terms and definitions.
On 22 November 2021, the UAMExplained team hosted an Expert Webinar, in which representatives from EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency), EUROCONTROL (European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation), SESAR JU (Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking), and UIC2 (UAM Initiative Cities Community), discussed and validated the definitions of ten of the most relevant UAM terms of this campaign. As a result, a booklet with the final and agreed definitions will be published.
This campaign will run all throughout 2022, so keep tuned for more information!