Standarising Urban Air mobility .

Advanced Air Mobility becomes a topic for EU since the new legislation 2021/664 gets into force across member states on 26th January 2023.

Basic terminology:

Urban Air Mobility and Advanced Air Mobility

What is Urban Air Mobility?

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) envisions a safe and efficient aviation transportation system that will use highly automated aircraft that will operate and transport passengers or cargo at lower altitudes within urban and suburban areas.

UAM will be composed of an ecosystem that considers the evolution and safety of the aircraft, the framework for operation, access to airspace, infrastructure development, and community engagement.

What is Advanced Air Mobility?

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) builds upon the UAM concept by incorporating use cases not specific to operations in urban environments, such as:

  • Commercial Inter-city (Longer Range/Thin Haul)
  • Cargo Delivery
  • Public Services
  • Private / Recreational Vehicles

Where Will UAM Aircraft Land?

The initial UAM ecosystem will use existing helicopter infrastructure such as routes, helipads, and Air Traffic Control (ATC) services, where practicable given the aircraft characteristics. Looking toward the future, the CAA is working to identify infrastructure design needs for these aircraft. CAA expects to develop a new vertiport standard in the coming years.


There is a need for provision of the standardisation of the UTM / ATM systems interoperability to assure common and brad adoption of Unmanned Air Mobility Services