The UAM Integration Guidebook is based on the work presented in the AiRMOUR deliverables, which were developed during the course of a three-year, Horizon 2020 research and innovation project.
This guidebook is designed to help city and regional decision makers, as well as Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operators, understand whether and how investing in urban air mobility is likely to provide benefits. Additionally, the intention is to present what questions and elements are involved in implementing a successful and sustainable UAM service network. The guidebook is also relevant for other stakeholders in Europe, as it combines the four main points of view relevant to UAM:
- urban design and mobility;
- aviation safety;
- public acceptance and
- UAM integration process management.
The UAM Integration Guidebook is a curated introduction to most AiRMOUR deliverables with links provided for further reading. The Guidebook has been refined in discussions with pilot and replicator cities and regions and other relevant stakeholders related to the integration of UAM and EMS.
Many cities have recently engaged in the promotion of active and green modes of transport such as public transport, cycling and walking. Some of them have defined sustainability goals, sometimes including Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP). For example, in AiRMOUR’s partner city, Helsinki, the objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 69 per cent by 2035, from the level of 20051. Reducing the environmental footprint of cities, while covering the citizens’ needs for mobility, requires:
- reducing the distances travelled
- shifting the mobility mix towards lower emissions,
- increasing the number of people/goods per vehicle and
- reducing the quantities of materials and emissions per vehicle.
However, some cases have very specific requirements that may be answered, thanks to UAM. Aviation has thrived in areas where geography poses a challenge. In hard-to-reach environments, for example in archipelago cities or in some peri-urban environments, airlifting will allow cities to provide a service rapidly without increasing and possibly even lowering societal and environmental cost compared to current alternatives. Similarly, in highly congested city centres, UAM can provide significant benefits for both society and business.
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Read the Guidebook in Finnish here.
You can also find the Guidebook in Swedish, German, French, Norwegian and Dutch here.