Italian Enac: Easa launches first version of digital information platform on drones and air taxis
The Authority collaborates to its realization
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched a digital space for the exchange of information on air taxis and drones. This will create transparency and thus reassure citizens that their concerns about the introduction of these services in Europe’s cities are being fully addressed.
The first version of the Innovative Air Mobility (IAM) Hub enables cities, regions, national authorities, operators, and manufacturers who have a role in the introduction of these air taxi and drone services to connect. They can then share and obtain reliable information and data. The dedicated Task Force created by EASA is organised around cities and regions and includes also operators, manufactures and national aviation authorities.
The project is funded by the European Commission and the European Parliament. The IAM Hub is developed in a two year pilot project. The current first release will be followed by two more releases during 2024 with new functionalities.
The Director General of ENAC (that has realized it, together with French DGAC) –Italian CAA– Alessio Quaranta:
“It is important to develop this new sector throughout the European Union in a coordinated and interoperable manner. The launch of the IAM Hub platform is one of the steps in this direction, resulting from the commitment and joint effort of the European Institutions and the Member States, with the aim of involving citizens and stakeholders in the developments and new possibilities provided by innovative air mobility services, which will allow an increase in the connectivity of territories and services contributing to the realisation of dual green and digital transition".
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