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Altitude Angel Joins European Partners to Realise the Future of Urban Air Mobility

Urban Air Mobility Europe
  • AMU-LED aims to demonstrate the safe integration of all types of drone operations in urban environments to realise increasingly sustainable, smart cities.
  • The project will combine various exercises, including passenger transport in air taxis, the transportation and delivery of goods, police surveillance and support for emergency services.
  • 2022 will see some of the largest demonstrations ever made, in three European countries: Spain, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
  • The project involves 17 companies and institutions from Europe and the United States.

Madrid, SPAIN; Air taxis, cargo delivery drones or unmanned systems for emergencies is an ever-approaching reality. Urban air mobility (UAM) will help us create more sustainable and smarter cities.

This new reality being on the horizon, has led to AMU-LED which is an H2020 project of the European Commission whose main purpose is to demonstrate the safe integration of different types of drone operations in our city´s skies.

It is an ambitious initiative, which will be built up over two years, with the ultimate goal of showcasing one of the largest demonstration of mobility services with air vehicles in urban environments by 2022. Several venues have been chosen in three different countries: Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Cranfield in the United Kingdom, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

In total, the project involves Altitude Angel and 16 other entities from Europe and the United States. Coordinated by everis, the consortium is made up of a group of very prominent agents within the sector: Airbus, AirHub, Altitude Angel, ANRA Technologies, Boeing Research & Technology-Europe, FADA-CATEC, Cranfield University, EHang, ENAIRE, Gemeente Amsterdam, INECO, ITG, Jeppesen, NLR, Space53 and Tecnalia. 

More than 100 flight hours in urban areas

The exercises planned within AMU-LED include more than 100 flight hours combining different unmanned aerial systems and considering various scenarios, use cases and applications. These will consist of air taxi operations, cargo transport, delivery of goods and medical equipment, inspection of infrastructures, police surveillance, and emergency services support.

Through real tests and simulations, the project will explore and demonstrate how to decongest roads, improve transportation of people and goods, reduce travel times, increase flexibility, cut pollution, and reduce traffic accidents.

Thanks to the data obtained from the different tests, AMU-LED will be able to provide invaluable information to regulatory authorities such as the EASA. Ultimately the goal is to help develop and establish laws and regulations in the urban air mobility field.

A commitment to the evolution of air traffic management

AMU-LED is an H2020 project of the European Commission framed in the SESAR program (Single European Sky ATM Research). SESAR aims to ensure air traffic management modernisation in Europe, where urban air mobility (UAM) is a key element. It requires creating new concepts and regulations to design, structure, and industrialise a sustainable and interoperable system within current air traffic.

The comprehensive and multi-disciplinary team of professionals at AMU-LED includes experts in air traffic solutions, simulation and drone operations, research technology centres, legislators and experts in tests and demonstrators.

More information:

Cristina Cabeza

[email protected]

  1. +34 628 91 78 69 / +34 91 749 00 00

Javier Fagúndez

[email protected]

  1. +34 652 80 80 06 / +34 91 749 00 00

Paloma Gómez del Tronco

[email protected]

  1. +34 600 943 404 / +34 91 749 00 00

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel is is the world’s leading provider of UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate, or develop UTM/U-Space solutions, to quickly integrate robust data and services with minimum effort.

From a consistent, well-documented and standards-based platform, drone manufacturers such as DJI and cutting-edge software developers around the world use our Developer Platform to obtain rich, relevant and local geofencing data, exchange and share flight plans, de-conflict their own flights in real-time and interface with national flight authorisation systems. A growing portfolio of enhanced capabilities help our customers to comply with current and future regulations and interface with changing national systems with only minimal effort.

Altitude Angel’s first party solutions also power some of the world’s leading ANSPs, aviation authorities and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to safely manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations.

Today, Altitude Angel’s market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM, especially in controlled airspace, will be built across the globe.

By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers and enterprise organisations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth in the drone industry.

Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.

Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at https://developers.altitudeangel.com.

 

For further information please contact:

Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR

+44 (0)118 391 3503

[email protected]