Elevated view over Munich and the Marienplatz with the St. Peters church on the right, the Heiliggeist church and the snow covered Alps in the far distance.

State-funded Air Mobility Initiative: Public Transport in the Air?

To advance the development of electric air transport, leading companies, universities and research institutions as well as municipalities and organizations have joined forces to form the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI). Members of the Air Mobility Initiative include Munich Airport International, Airbus, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Flugsicherung, Diehl Aerospace, Droniq, the City of Ingolstadt and Telekom. The initiative, which is funded by the Free State of Bavaria and the Federal Republic of Germany, will set up a number of research projects. These joint projects are grouped around the areas of “electric aircraft,” “air traffic management” and “vertiport,” which focuses on ground infrastructure.

“A few years ago, Air Mobility was just a vision. Today, we are taking a big step toward realization with AMI. At Munich Airport International, we see enormous potential in this new, innovative form of transportation. The AMI partnership enables us to jointly develop and implement scalable and sustainable Air Mobility concepts,” says Dr. Ralf Gaffal, Chief Executive Officer Munich Airport International. “We will investigate the various elements of such a transport system in real-life projects to gain an accurate picture of the technical and regulatory requirements,” said Andreas Thellmann, head of the Air Mobility Initiative. “Electric air transport can afford an extension to public transport, airports and time-critical applications, the service will be environmentally friendly, quiet and safe.”

Read about which companies are AMI partners and more details about AMI starting on page 122 in eMove360° Magazine in german language.

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22.07.2022   |  

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