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UAM and Integrated Mobility Planning

Monday, 6 September 2021

UAM and Integrated Mobility Planning: ADW Industry Update

On September 9, 2021, Amsterdam Drone Week (ADW) will organize the second Industry Update. This time about UAM and Integrated Mobility Planning. This edition, host Munish Khurana (ATM/UTM Business Development at EUROCONTROL) will talk with Vassilis Agouridas (UIC2) about the opportunities and challenges to integrate UAM in city mobility plans and with David Hyde of the World Economic Forum (WEF) about the proposed collaboration between ADW, UIC2 and WEF. Later that afternoon, a live switch will be made to Las Vegas, where ADW partner Commercial UAV Expo Americas will host the Advanced Air Mobility Summit in Las Vegas.

Roundtable session

The second Industry Update will start at 14:00 CET and will be kicked off by Munish Khurana from Eurocontrol who will co-chair Vassilis Agouridas, Leader of the UIC2, EU Smart Cities Marketplace, for a roundtable session. At the table are Luana Bidasca (Policy Officer DG MOVE, European Commission), Lizann Tjon (Manager Smart Cities, City of Amsterdam) and Jacek Wo┼║nikowski (Metropolis GZM, Poland). Together they address questions about the role of UAM in the sustainable urban mobility plan, the opportunities and challenges to integrate UAM in city mobility plans and the requirements for connecting the air and ground mobility services in cities and regions. In an earlier interview with Amsterdam Drone Week, Tjon said, among other things, that Amsterdam “looks at different ways of moving to and from the city. This can be done by water, by road, underground and by air. UAM is part of anticipating new mobility concepts.”

World Economic Forum

Vassilis Agouridas then continues to talk with David Hyde (Project lead Aerospace and Drones World Economic Forum) and Nynke Lipsius (Director Amsterdam Drone Week) about the far-reaching collaboration between the World Economic Forum, ADW and UIC2 EU Smart Cities Marketplace. Together, the three organizations want to help countries worldwide to revamp drone regulations to promote innovation and safety at the same time.

From 3:30 PM CET there will be a panel discussion in which Marco Sterk (CEO The Longbow Group) and Frank van Es (CEO TwynstraGudde) discuss a global approach for drone ports. Among other things, they explain what are the important developments in the ground infrastructure in the US and Europe. They also answer the question: what global framework is needed for safety, performance, standardization and regulation requirements?

Live from Las Vegas

At 4:15 PM CEST there will be a live switch to The Mirage in Las Vegas where Commercial UAV Expo Americas takes place. Commercial UAV Expo Americas is hosting the Advanced Air Mobility Summit together with ADW.

From Amsterdam, Munish Khurana asks Parimal Kopardekar (Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute), Clint Harper (Los Angeles Urban Air Mobility Fellow) and Amit Ganjoo (CEO ANRA Technologies) in Las Vegas a number of questions. For example about how Los Angeles is preparing for the future of urban air mobility. Last August we spoke to Amit Ganjoo about the future of airspace and the important role of a completely integrated airspace management system.

Programme and registration

View the full programme of the ADW Industry Update and register here.


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