Urban air mobility has the potential to make cities more liveable for communities worldwide. By actively inviting citizens and other stakeholders to become co-creators of future mobility solutions, we aim to shape the next era of urban mobility in a safe and sustainable manner.
In 2017, Airbus was appointed to lead the Urban Air Mobility Initiative of the wider European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) that is supported by the European Commission. To date, 42 European cities across 14 countries are involved. As part of the initiative, participants work to explore and elaborate on the definition of mobility demonstrator projects that integrate the third dimension across a variety of use cases. These include drone ambulances and air taxis, as well as drone use for critical medical operations, and supplies and logistics deliveries.