Advanced Air Mobility – developing U-space infrastructure
IBG Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) focuses on the development of U-space infrastructure meeting the growing need from municipalities, transport agencies and prospecting U-space Service Providers.
IBG AAM’s core competence is implementation of infrastructure for drone transports. We provide Urban Planning and Airspace design for Municipalities and Regulators. This includes that we deliver turnkey solution for any city that wants to prepare their lower airspace for traffic, we are advisors and also conduct training seminars and workshops.
Elevate your city
Today the population travel mostly with traditional transports. The ground traffic is heavily loaded and comes with an expensive infrastructure cost. At the same time, we need to act to reach the Paris Agreement, which requires a large transformation in today’s transport society.
A shift is now happening with introduction of new fossil free fuels and drones for goods and passenger transport (Airtaxis) in the transport society. With them on the market, they replace a part of the heavy traffic, lower the traffic congestion and environmental impact of transport.
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is not only a fossil free way of transportation, it also enables travel from city center to city center instead of from airport to airport. A more efficient way comparing to today’s transportation.
IBG AAM function as a support and helps the municipalities to plan the lower airspace
IBG AAM’s deliver turkey solution for the cities that wants to prepare their lower airspace for traffic, we call it Elevate your city.
It allows the city to elevate its traffic and logistics to the lower airspace, reduces Co2 emissions and road traffic pollution by reducing number of vehicles in the city centers and prevents traffic jams at certain hours.
Elevate connects citizens in the rural areas to increase the city’s offers to its citizens and creating the 15-minute city with wider opportunities.
Do you want to Elevate your city? Contact us for further discussion and more information.
The lower airspace is today an unplanned resource and the AAM industry lacks infrastructure to operate on, it requires a planned airspace, monitoring of the traffic and start and landing places – Vertiports.
The municipalities that are in the forefront of these infrastructure investments will attract this new industry. This means new jobs in this sector and not just new services for the municipalities that invest in this.
This gives the municipality a unique position in logistics infrastructure. Connecting different areas in the city with each other, creating new possibilities for new establishments, job creation and growth of the city.
Why Advanced Air Mobility?
Drones are upgrading from surveillance and monitoring purposes to take over air-mobility. Electrified or powered by hydrogen, they bring the opportunity to address Urban Mobility issues such as emissions, road safety, land use, congestion, travel times, and accessibility. The concept of implementing this technology in intercity and intracity transportation of passengers and freight, referred as Urban Air Mobility (UAM) or Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), is rapidly coming into existence. Hence, it is the right time to holistically empower cities to be prepared to implement UAM/AAM.
This is what we strive towards – Planning and piloting infrastructures, driving all the right actors, and exploring the practical implications to UAM/AAM a reality in the right way.
Large-scale demonstration with drone
The European research project CORUS-XUAM (Concept of operations for European UTM systems – Extension for urban air mobility) consist of six large-scale demonstrations in Europe, one will take place in Sweden in October 2022.
Independent Business Group (IBG) will together with The Swedish Air Navigation Services Provider (LFV) and Linköping University (LiU) plan and conduct a flight with a larger drone with 10 kg of cargo and transport it 50 km from an uncontrolled airspace to controlled airspace. Take-off happens next to the military air force base in Linköping and visitors will greet the Katla Aero drone at its arrival at Norrköping Airport.
We work closely with the transport agency and are designing an air corridor between two major cities, that will be activated at the time of the flight estimated to last 20-25 minutes. As cities are highly involved in planning the air corridors, we have engaged the two municipalities of Norrköping and Linköping to participate in the project. The dialogue is ongoing between the Swedish team and the municipalities, their experts in urban planning, digitalization & transport as well as three ATS units. A dual mode Vertiport for landside and airside (i.e., transit) operations from the Vertiport operator Kookiejar of Sweden will be placed at Norrköping Airport.
This is the first autonomous intercity Beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight conducted in Europe and the project will engage multiple stakeholders (i.e., regulators, municipalities, ANSPs, UTM and eVTOL industry) to work together. By defining the concept of operations, systems design and establishing a live demonstration, we at IBG along with our partners are at the forefront of challenging the new UTM and U-Space regulations set by EASA.
IBG facilitates and coordinates this stakeholder engagement in Sweden and the preparations for the demonstration.
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The reference site will be in Norrköping, Sweden. Same place where Swedish Transport Agency, LFV (Swedish ANSP) and SMHI (Swedish Met agency) is located.
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