Discover the transformative potential of UAM through the lens of Europe’s three leading RDI projects!

Results from AiRMOUR, AURORA and Flying Forward 2020

Date: 22.11.2023
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00 PM (CET)
Location: European Convention Centre, 4 Place d’Europe, Luxembourg

Agenda and registration


Barcelona’s Tomorrow Mobility World Congress (TMWC) is the ultimate event to accelerate sustainable and intelligent urban mobility – a 3-day summit where global experts delve into the most relevant issues for the future of the sector. This year, TMWC’s full focus is on real implementation.

Where and when

  • The Tomorrow Mobility World Congress (TMWC), to be held 7-9 November 2023 in Barcelona, will be co-organized between Fira de Barcelona and EIT Urban Mobility – an initiative of the EU’s European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) – at the venue: Fira Barcelona – GranVia.
  • In addition to a dedicated Mobility Zone, the program will include plenary sessions tackling mobility issues in the Main Auditorium and a parallel Digital Program, making this an essential event for the entire sector.

TMWC 2023 Agenda

The Tomorrow Mobility World Congress (TMWC) 2023 is dedicated to helping make urban mobility more sustainable. From electric vehicles, energy intelligence including hydrogen and batteries, to Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and autonomous driving, digital twins, or blockchain, but also women empowerment in urban mobility or tactical urbanism, local governments must build our cities with a human-centric focus. 

TMWC 2023 will bring together industry executives, government leaders, and global experts to address the crucial challenges the transportation sector is facing and display effective and proven solutions for cities and the planet. 

  • AiRMOUR partner Forum Virium Helsinki‘s EU Project Manager Renske Martijnse-Hartikka will participate as a panelist in a session on autonomous mobility and urban air mobility on November 9th.

TMWC 2023 & Sustainable Mobility

Transportation is still the fastest-growing source of pollution globally, accounting for 23% share of global emissions in 2022. New models promoting a zero-emission and automated mobility, more sustainable urban logistics, enhanced public transport and multimodal networks  are empowering a real urban mobility revolution. Urban air mobility is a big part of this strategy.

Thought leaders, urban planners, and industry drivers are on a journey to transform the way we move across our cities and improve their liveability making our environment cleaner, safer, more efficient, and citizen-focused. TMWC is the place to join this movement and make your move matter to a better urban mobility.

Urban Mobility Days will bring together politicians, local authorities, industry, and urban transport practitioners with the European Commission to connect, share and discuss the path forward for a sustainable, innovative, and equitable future for Europe’s urban mobility.

Where and when

The event will take place in Seville’s Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos, Fibes, October 4th–6th and it’s organised together with the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU.


This year Urban Mobility Days will have a specific focus on transport skills. You can find the full programme here.

AiRMOUR partner LuxMobility‘s Managing Director Patrick van Egmond and Regional management Nordhessen GmbH‘s Managing Director Astrid Szogs will be participating in an interesting panel October 5th at 11:30:

Urban Air Mobility – User Needs and Acceptance

The session centres around user needs and public acceptance of Urban Air Mobility. The following questions are to be addressed during the discussion:

  • What are the key benefits of UAM?
  • What are the challenges we need to address?
  • What are the different use cases?
  • What are the main concerns blocking public acceptance of UAM?  


LuxMobility in partnership with EUROCONTOL will hold a two-day masterclass to bring together learners on the AiRMOUR training curriculum and interested stakeholders to build their knowledge on the topic of Urban air Mobility use cases focusing on European cities.

Location and date

  • Event to be held at: EUROCONTROL’s aviation learning centre, Luxembourg
  • Date & Time: 23rd and 24th November (10:00 to 4:30 CET)
  • All candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.

AiRMOUR Masterclass Overview

In order to increase the knowledge level on Urban Air mobility in different aspects Luxmobility will organise a 2-day masterclass with subject matter experts such as city representatives and project partners, ideally, also external speakers with expertise in this area from replicator city authorities, UAM industry and the medical sector. Speakers and agenda TBA later.

The masterclass will focus on opportunities and the challenges for integrating UAM drone services for cities/urban areas within the existing transport modes. After the presentations from different speakers there will be an interactive panel discussion and Q&A session.

AiRMOUR Masterclass Objectives

The objectives of the two day training for participants are as follows: 

  • Understand how to engage with citizens in your city on the topic of UAM and the current public opinion on this topic​.
  • Describe how UAM operations can be incorporated into policies, such as SUMPs in your city.
  • Describe a plausible business model for UAM services.
  • Know the steps for arranging a UAM EMS demonstration in your city and Identify which stakeholders should be involved in discussions on the development of UAM.


This masterclass is free of charge.


To be announced later.


The European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) and the University of Salerno organise the 13th EASN International Conference on “Innovation in Aviation & Space for opening New Horizons” in Salerno, Italy from the 5th until the 8th of September, 2023. The conference venue is located at the Fisciano Campus of the University of Salerno.


Like its predecessors, the 13th EASN International Conference will include several Plenary Talks by distinguished personalities of the European Aviation and Space sectors from the academia, industry, research community, and policymakers.

The event will also give the opportunity to scientists and researchers from all over the world to present their recent achievements in a series of thematic sessions, organized by internationally recognized scientists.

Furthermore, the conference is expected to be a major European Dissemination and Exploitation event of Aviation & Space related research, as it will provide a forum for presenting their activities and achieved goals, discussing current trends and future needs of aviation & space-related research, and trying to identify possible synergies with each other. Additionally, several policy development projects will also find the floor to present the strategic priorities of the European aviation sector.

Future Hospital Nordic event will dive into these questions: Can hospital services and care be restructured? How to provide right care at the right place and at the right time? Would it be possible to make hospital services with even better outcomes? To keep up with changing healthcare services and high patient expectations we need new ways of thinking and defining hospital services.

This year’s Future Hospital Nordic conference’s other TOP-themes include: 

  • Future of hospital services – What is the next normal? 
  • Improving patient experiences – How to manage care and avoid nonessential readmissions? 
  • Value based health care – That is great in theory, but why it is extremely challenging to correctly define and price the value in real life?

AiRMOUR’s Coordinator Petri Mononen (Principal Scientist, Research Team Leader, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD) will give a keynote presentation on the virtual conference September 20th, at 10:15 (CET):

Emergent aerial logistics solutions for future hospital services

  • Innovative air mobility EMS use cases, capabilities and potential operational benefits
  • Functional reguirements and the interplay of aircrafts and the health care system
  • The development horizon of people carrying drones for EMS

Where: Lisbon Congress Centre, Session Room: Room 1.8
When: 24.5.2023 at 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

ERTICO – ITS Europe and Lisboa Câmara Municipal will proudly host the 15th ITS European Congress in Lisbon, Portugal, from 22 May to 24 May 2023. The event will take place at the Lisbon Congress Centre.


In the coming years, a dramatic increase is expected in drone flights. A new mode of transport for goods and people becomes part of our daily lives and should also become part of daily traffic management practices in cities. Integrating the third dimension – airspace – into legacy traffic management systems is a true paradigm change. 

Low level air traffic coming to cities brings along a new vocabulary, range of safety requirements and regulations that previously did not exist. In parallel, stakeholders – from industry and regulatory bodies – unfamiliar with city practices and traditional ground traffic management need to find their way to the right counterparts in a city. So, the industry is pushing forward but there is a lack of readiness on the local level: how to approach this challenge? What kind of new ITS initiatives could mitigate risks related to safety or economic sustainability? 


In this SFS, Petri Mononen of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland focuses on urban airspace management and roles of cities. What are the intelligent digital services that can help ensure safe and efficient access to airspace for large numbers of drones? What capabilities should be developed and are realistic to demand from a local authority or are for the market? 

Lisa van der Heijden the Netherlands of the Flying Forward 2020 project speaks about the importance of involving a wide range of essential stakeholders when using Living Labs for drone demonstration and integration. A deepdive will be made into the creation of readiness for (local) authorities to integrate the third dimension. 

Silvio Semanjski of SEAL Aero in Spain sheds light on technical challenges related to the roll-out of Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management. How to safely and securely manage airspace traffic and capacity? What kinds of safety-critical technologies are needed to support (autonomous) drone operations in urban environments?

The moderator in the discussion will be Renske Martijnse-Hartikka of Forum Virium Helsinki.

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Lisbon is part of Europe’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem and enjoys global recognition as a welcoming destination. ITS has already made transportation much more efficient, demand-responsive and safe. This, combined with ERTICO’s work on promoting and developing smart mobility services, promises a fantastic programme, innovative live demos and a great experience overall.

A guidebook for local authorities and EMS stakeholders

The field of UAM EMS is still in its infancy and operates in a highly dynamic and multidisciplinary environment. Several domains are affected, such as the medical sector, the aviation domain and the urban and public sector realm. Each have their own ways of working and their own terminology. Clear guidelines on how to deal with UAM EMS are still missing.

This document provides a method, a framework for local authorities and EMS stakeholders, that guides them through the integration process of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) use cases into existing systems and operations. The framework can be understood as a stepwise instruction handbook and is divided into three main phases, namely ‘Explore’, ‘Analyse and ‘Implement’. Each phase is discussed generically and illustrated using real world case examples.


The ’Explore’ phase aims to identify a value-adding UAM EMS use case within a given functional urban area. The framework suggests analysing the respective area (can be a city or region) in terms of its geographical characteristics and its existing EMS system. Geographical barriers relate to topology, hydrography and climate and may indicate where a high operational gain of air transport lies. The existing EMS system should be analysed by consulting local EMS stakeholders. Current challenges or struggles of EMS stakeholder may hint at value adding use cases.


In the ‘Analyse’ phase, the framework suggests analysing the identified UAM EMS use case by means of quantitative and/or qualitative methods. The aim is to create a deeper understanding of the value proposition including expected performance levels and crucial influence parameters.

On the one hand, computer simulation is proposed as an objective data-driven quantitative analysis method. On the other hand, qualitative analysis methods include focus group discussions as well as user and expert interviews. Combining quantitative and qualitative analysis methods can provide a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the system and its context.


The ’Implement’ phase targets at the operationalization of an UAM EMS use case in the real world and may begin once the decision-makers give the go-ahead signal. In this phase, the envisioned use case encounters the real world. The framework suggests extracting a list of functional requirements and performing an initial feasibility check of the requirements. When the requirements are judged feasible, an implementation roadmap should be created. This roadmap describes the operational phases during the rollout and links tangible To-Do items and risks to the phases. Operational phases with increasing complexity are introduced, to keep the overall risk manageable and provide reaction time buffers for possible system adjustments.

RAI Amsterdam will host Amsterdam Drone Week and the EASA High Level Conference on Drones for the fifth time. During the anniversary edition, there will be a lot of attention for how drones connect cities and regions, a selection of experts will shed light on the latest developments and various use cases, and the special Dutch Drone Day will also be part of the event.

Innovative Air Mobility will not only connect more remote communities with the economic opportunities within cities. It will also enhance transport options and services such as inspection, emergency and security by drones, saving time and investment in infrastructure and people. During Amsterdam Drone Week Hybrid the global Urban Air Mobility ecosystem gathers to co-create and co-operate to take the necessary steps ahead. 


During the first two days of ADW Hybrid, the EASA High Level Conference on Drones will take place simultaneously. This year the central theme is ‘Back to the future of safe UAS operations’. The last day of ADW Hybrid (March 23) is entirely dedicated to the Dutch UAM community during the Dutch Drone Day organized by the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management.


  • As a new component this year, there will be a dedicated Cities and Regions Area where Amsterdam, Paris and Japan will show their advanced UAM plans to the world. 
  • Paris is preparing for the best ways of mobility and that goes beyond ground infrastructure. The focus will be flying medical, cargo and passenger transport during the 2024 Olympic Games. Pilot testing has already begun and the goal will be to establish two flight paths to fly in the densely populated city during the international event.
  • Japan will start flying unmanned drones at the end of this year after a successful testing period. No pilots are involved while these drones fly freely over people in urban areas. The Japanese government is now preparing for flying cars at the Osaka Expo in 2025.

For the first time in ADW’s five-year existence, a reduced rate applies to Authorities and Governmental bodies: Request your reduced tickets at:

The technology behind unmanned aviation today is not the same as when the AiRMOUR project started, nor will it be static after the project has ended. The rapid evolution in the field makes it difficult to firmly state the demands of supporting technology.

This report is intended to give the reader a broad understanding of the technology involved in the operation of Unmanned Aircraft (UA). It covers technologies in the aircraft itself and technologies required on the ground. The complete system, from the aircraft to the ground segment, is often referred to as the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

The report also discusses preflight planning procedures that are necessary in order to operate safely. It focuses on the needs of the four scenarios stated in the AiRMOUR project. However, the content of this report is relevant
for other unmanned operations as well.