Next stage for successful “Windrove” network to support urban air mobility and drone activities in metropolitan regionsread
Possible scenarios: transport of emergency goods, wind turbine maintenance
The “Urban Air Mobility” initiative, endorsed and supported by the European Commission, is part of the Sustainable Urban Mobility action cluster of EIP-SCC - aimed at delivering concrete projects in cities with positive impact on citizens’ life, by raising investments and accelerating innovation. The background is the economic cost of traffic congestion - estimated to already exceed 100 billion Euros per year Europe-wide, and rising. On top of this, there are additional difficulties, such as bridges being completely closed for maintenance work, and risks, for example when important medical treatment is delayed because couriers of blood bottles are stuck in traffic. In addition to saving time and money, the targeted usage of air mobility solutions around drones could also support the development of innovative services in metropolitan regions.
Alongside Hamburg, other European metropolitan regions, such as Geneva, are participating in the Urban Air Mobility Initiative. Ongoing interaction and communication between the engaged cities is planned.
The initiative is led by Airbus, while institutional partners include Eurocontrol and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).