From delivery drones to air taxis – ILA Berlin presents innovations in the field of Advanced Air Mobility

From delivery drones to air taxis – ILA Berlin presents innovations in the field of Advanced Air Mobility

·       Pioneering developments in the growth market for unmanned aerial vehicles and electric VTOL aircraft

·       The German Unmanned Aviation Association (VUL) presents the whole range of innovative aerial mobility on the ILA STAGE Advanced Air Mobility

·       Air taxi pioneer Volocopter displays the VoloCity at the ILA

Berlin, 1 April 2022: Whether for the speedy delivery of medicines, drone-supported maintenance of wind farms or as feeder air taxis, unmanned aerial systems and electrically powered vertical take-off aircraft (eVTOLs) are revolutionising aviation. That is why ILA Berlin is devoting an entire section of its display to them: Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) presents the entire range of these new kinds of aerial mobility and the services resulting from them. Attention will be focused on every aspect of the eVTOL eco-system, from the aircraft to vertiports and digital requirements such as cybersecurity. Other featured areas include the commercial application of drones, their integration in airspace, and methods of detecting drones and defending against them.

Innovations from established systems manufacturers and startups

The Advanced Air Mobility display at ILA will show how the full potential of aerial mobility can be exploited, and how some of the latest ideas could soon become reality. Exhibitors from all over the world, ranging from manufacturers to research institutes, established systems suppliers and newly created startups will be presenting their innovations. Joining them will be the German air taxi company Volocopter, which will be exhibiting its VoloCity at ILA.

Christian Bauer, CCO Volocopter: “ILA Berlin 2022 is the place to be for up-and-coming aviation companies like Volocopter. It allows us to network with all the essential industry and regulatory stakeholders, suppliers, and talent to expand our UAM ecosystem. Accelerating toward certification and commercial launch, this is an important event to educate the general public on this new and exciting form of mobility.”

Extensive programme on the AAM Stage

On the AAM Stage the German Unmanned Aviation Association (VUL), a joint initiative by the Aviation Association (BDL) and the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), will be presenting every aspect of unmanned flight. What is the situation regarding the introduction of airspace for drones? What obstacles still exist to the use of air taxis in European cities? How can the misuse of drones be detected and what protective measures are available? These and other questions will be debated by experts on the AAM Stage. The programme will feature high-level panels, keynote speeches and corporate presentations examining how to promote Advanced Air Mobility and how to convince society of the benefits of such technology. There will also be an exclusive presentation of the findings of a survey to identify approval levels: with this objective, every two years the VUL conducts a survey of the population in Germany to determine their attitudes towards drones and air taxis.

Leading aerospace trade fair for sustainability, new technologies and innovation

Taking as its slogan ’Pioneering Aerospace’, ILA will be taking place from 22 to 26 June 2022 as an in-person event at the recently opened airport at BER (Berlin Expo Center Airport). The high-tech industry’s leading trade fair for sustainability, new technologies and innovation is a meeting place for the international industry, policymakers, armed forces and science. High-ranking political figures are expected to attend, including representatives of the new federal government, German parliament and the European Commission.

Under the headings of Aviation, Space, Defense & Security and Suppliers, ILA Berlin covers the entire value chain of the aerospace industry. Topics include climate-neutral aviation, new mobility and space security. A wide-ranging programme on the new platform of ILA Digital will augment the live events.

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