Urban Air Mobility

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Choose Paris Region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group announce the winners of the worldwide call for expressions of interest regarding the setup of an Urban Air Mobility industry branch

In order to bring together an ecosystem around urban air mobility in the Paris region, the RATP Group, Groupe ADP and Choose Paris Region launched an international call for expressions of interest on October 1st, with the support of Paris Region. This initiative, the scope of which is unprecedented in Europe, brought together 150 applications from 25 countries.

Some 30 winners were selected, with a view to conducting experiments from June 2021 in the test area at the Pontoise-Cormeilles-en-Vexin airfield, which was inaugurated on September 30th, 2020.

To meet the challenges posed by this new form of mobility in terms of use cases, public acceptance, technologies and industrialization, the call for expressions of interest was structured around the following five categories:

  • Vehicle development: for manufacturers and equipment suppliers (batteries, avionics, etc.);
  • Urban infrastructure: for energy companies or vertiport designers;
  • Operations: for suppliers of intermodal solutions, maintenance, or digital platforms;
  • Airspace integration: for suppliers of unmanned traffic management (UTM) or communication/ navigation systems;
  • Acceptability: for laboratories or research institutes dealing with social and environmental issues.

One of the key selection criteria defined beforehand was the maturity of the solution.

Urban Air Mobility
Urban Air Mobility

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