This guidebook – translated to six languages – is designed to help city and regional decision makers, as well as Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operators, understand whether and how investing in urban air mobility is likely to provide benefits. Additionally, the intention is to present what questions and elements are involved in implementing a successful and sustainable UAM service network.

The guidebook is also relevant for other stakeholders in Europe, as it combines the four main points of view relevant to UAM: urban design and mobility; aviation safety; public acceptance and UAM integration process management.

The Foresight analysis D2.1 highlighted how past trends are not sufficient as a basis for planning the future. On the one hand, the human needs of mobility and privacy are immutable. On the other hand, both innovation and the climate crisis challenge the status quo. We also consider physical factors, such as the urban space that is available for UAM and the growing battle for energy and raw materials. We aim to offer the reader insights on the decision making and value added of UAM in general, seen through the lens of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with an expanded focus to other UAM applications where beneficial.

The UAM Integration Guidebook is a curated introduction to most AiRMOUR deliverables developed during the course of a three-year, Horizon 2020 research and innovation project with links provided for further reading. The Guidebook has been refined in discussions with pilot and replicator cities and regions and other relevant stakeholders related to the integration of UAM and EMS.

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