This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under Grant Agreement 101006696. This website reflects only the author’s view. The Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

The project at a glance

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) services will be more and more deployed in the near future. The ASSURED-UAM project aims to guarantee outstanding robustness in terms of safety, sustainability and acceptability of UAM. It will promote aviation best practices, standards, recommendations and organizational solutions to the administrative and legislative bodies. Authorities, policy makers and urban industry organizations will receive complete policy definition support in order to implement vertical transport with the horizontal urban space and peri-urban mobility systems. Moreover, the project will carry out the U-Space Air Traffic Management System, so that the introduction of unmanned UAM will be well integrated with organizational and policy framework.

The project will look at scenarios for up to 10 use cases within 5, 10 and 15-years’ timeframe, make knowledge base and policy recommendations in 8 languages. It will create standards for products and processes as well as tools for exchange and learning of Urban Air Mobility, project development support and technical assistance. There will be UAM community integration and wide consultations, cooperation, and synergy with other projects, industry and user groups.

ASSURED-UAM will provide support and give technical assistance for the implementation of vertical transport in three regions and cities: Górnośląsko-Zagłębiowska Metropolia (Upper-Silesian region in Poland), Bari (Italy) and the city of Porto (Portugal). 

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The challenges

Technology and innovative measures are not up to scale to meet the climate targets and European transport policy objectives. The integration and implementation of new solutions lags behind because of little information, data and testing and their implementation into older legacy systems and ageing infrastructures.

The benefits

UAM would have immediate benefits to the cities and metropolitan areas in Europe such as aerial observation, transport of medicines and organs between medical facilities by drones, shared service centres, transport of shipments and mail, monitoring rivers, air taxis between airports and major cities or critical points in these European cities.

The expected outputs

The additional dimension added to nearly flat urban/metropolitan transport systems prone to expect significant increase of system capacity has the potential to become a mobility revolution for passengers that is affordable and accessible in the near future. 

7 project members

50+consulted institutions

8 languages of the project output

30+working researchers