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Urban (Advanced) Air Mobility

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Flying over Málaga

City, technology and people

Our city landscapes change over time, and they’re undoubtedly doing so right now. Beyond a horizon of buildings and streets, cities are also… people.

The transformation of metropolitan areas will be marked in coming years by a new key concept Urban Air Mobility or, more recently, Advanced Air Mobility.

We will soon be sharing space with electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles that will be integrated into multimodal transport networks, which will, in turn, be part of regional or even larger-scale systems.

Much of the technology needed for this major change is already here, and the rest will be arriving in very short order. These are no longer ideas, but realities.

We innovate in UAM and we want to share it to create synergies that let us achieve more efficient and sustainable urban mobility. Want to know more?

Our keys...

  • Planning and design of vertiports and droneports: Air transport vehicles will require a network of vertical airports in the metropolitan environment to carry out their activity.  They will all have to comply with complex aviation regulations.
  • Consultancy for UAS services (routes, platforms and use cases): Each transport type will require a specific vehicle model for the system to be as efficient as possible.
  • Integration with the network of urban transport systems: UAM must coexist and share resources with other transport systems, both terrestrial and aerial, with specific standards in each case.
  • Oversight by aviation authorities: Current and future air vehicles must be properly certified by aviation authorities, as must their ground-based facilities.
Volocopter over Madrid city
Urban Air Mobility scheme

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UAM line with air taxi 001

Urban

Means that the aerial operations will take place over populated areas, regardless of the type of aircraft in question. These can be flights over the city proper, within the city perimeter, between cities or between urban and rural locations.

Air

The use of the term “air” often focuses on the aircraft component and its transition through the airspace. In general, UAM refers to electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft operating from vertiports with air traffic management (ATM) and U-space services. UAM also includes conventional helicopters, aeroplanes and drones.

Mobility

This includes the intermodal movement of people and goods by air in urban, peri-urban and rural settings, as well as its inherent ties to other mobility services, such as bicycles, motorcycles, trams, trains, buses and cars. All of them are integrated and complement one another to increase the efficiency of the system as a whole.

UAM line air taxi 002

Among the benefits that UAM can bring to urban, peri-urban and rural environments, people identify (according to a study conducted by EASA) the following:

  • 71% – Shorter emergency response times.
  • 51% – Fewer traffic jams.
  •  48% – Less pollution from burning fossil fuels for transport.
  • 41% – The possibility to further develop remote or isolated regions.
Lilium over Seville
UAM keys circle

UAM will be vital in the definitive leap towards transport intermodality. The necessary technology is already available, although innovation is ongoing to improve the efficiency of the solutions. We will have to develop new facilities (vertiports and loading stations), as well as a regulatory framework needed to manage common airspace that is (operationally, physically and electronically) safe and efficient.

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Carlos Berenguer

Aviation General Director
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Juan José Calvente

UAS Director