TindAIR is one of the proud first members of the Pan-European Urban Air Mobility Projects & Initiatives Community to foster sustainable development in the UAM ecosystem. Initiated by the UIC2, Airmour, Aurora, Flying Forward and Assured UAM, this promising initiative will facilitate the collaboration between UAM projects and all UAM stakeholders.
Urban Air Mobility (UAM) projects and initiatives across Europe are increasingly on the rise. Whether they are projects funded, or practical initiatives supported, by the European Union (EU), Member States or Local Authorities, they all have an impact on cities and regions across Europe.
The primary purpose of this community is to support the European Commission by bringing together local, national and EU-funded projects, along with initiatives and regulatory bodies focusing on Urban Air Mobility, to cross-share knowledge and lessons learnt. Additionally, the community seeks to involve local authorities from cities and regions, organisations from the public and private sector, knowledge institutions and research and development entities from all over Europe.
embrace and accelerate these developments, Horizon 2020 projects
managed by CINEA, namely, AiRMOUR, ASSURED-UAM, AURORA and FF2020,
together with the UIC2 of the EU’s Smart Cities Marketplace, have
launched the EU UAM Projects & Initiatives Community and already
gathered support from projects under H2020, SESAR Joint Undertaking and
the CIVITAS umbrella. More projects and initiatives at European,
national and local level are invited and are welcome to join this newly
leading an ecosystem of cross-sectoral stakeholders, the EU UAM
Projects & Initiatives Community aims to foster the advancement of
European urban aviation, mobility and digital infrastructure in support
of the EU’s Green Deal and Digital Agenda. These are two outstanding
examples of policies and objectives that illustrate the benefits and
impact of Urban Air Mobility – creating a sustainable and responsible,
digital Europe with, at its core, European values and providing the best
possible service to and for all citizens.
The EU UAM Projects & Initiatives Community aims to set the stage for Urban Air Mobility by establishing a collaborative and exchange platform linked to the European Green Deal and Digital Agenda, in which each project is contributingwith its own focus and expertise. The community will focus on the following topics:
1. Awareness-raising and training of local authorities, institutions and medical facilities
2. Governance, regulations and liability
3. Digital infrastructure to manage large(r) numbers of Unmanned Aircraft
4. Digital toolbox for U-space services
5. Societal acceptance and co-creation of solutions through the engagement of stakeholders
6. Sustainable and environmentally friendly UAM development
7. New business models: products and services fit for the future
8. UAM foresight studies
The EU UAM Projects & Initiatives Community calls for interested projects and initiatives at European, national and local levels to become part of the UAM ecosystem and to participate in the first community webinar on 20th April 2022, where they will have the opportunity to discuss new possible areas of collaboration and their vision for the future UAM ecosystem, as well as the type of institutional leadership and support that is necessary to make this European community a success.
To join the community and for further details, please contact:
• Vassilis Agouridas, UIC2: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Arthur Dallau and Lisa van der Heijden, FF2020: email@example.com