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“The integration of the Single European Sky
(SES) and the development of an efficient and safe framework between manned and
unmanned aircraft opens the door to the so-called highways of heaven: air
traffic corridors where we can can move goods and products, while the
traditional urban space is returned to the citizen,” Isabel Buatas, president
of Expodrónica, explains.
UMILES, and Venture Innovations see the the air taxi as the way to go.
Chinese multinational company Ehang is leading the passenger transport with its
model EH216, an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) that has recently debuted for
the first time in Spain. Ehang has already defined their most immediate flight
plans. It will carry out the flight tests at the Hera Drone Hub in the Spanish
city of Zaragoza - the only urban space in Europe to carry out flight demos.
Ehang has also signed an agreement with the Spanish National Police to explore
potential special action plans for emergencies and rescue of
is the chosen venue for the international demonstration of UMILES’ aircraft,
New Concept by Tecnalia. This is the first air taxi fully developed in Spain
with 100% Spanish-designed technology and manufacturing. A team of 50
professionals from different fields has collaborated in its design.
purpose is improving people’s quality of life through the development of
sustainable transport for any person worldwide,” explains Carlos Poveda, CEO of
UMILES, and sponsor of Expodrónica Pavilion. “Thus was born the UMILES New
Concept, whose purpose it is to optimise the transport in the cities in order
to improve the growing problem of mobility at the cities in the world.”
a deeper commitment to sustainability, the new ZEROeVTOL® Technological Pool,
made up of Ventor Innovations and two other companies developing and
manufacturing an energy system based on hydrogen and NH3 technology, presented
a project working on four products with different scale and demo stages,
including the first hydrogen-powered air taxi produced "in situ" from
low pressure liquid ammonia (NH3).
these innovations in air mobility vehicles, the flight waste will be
exclusively H2O (water vapor) and N2 (nitrogen is at 78% in the air). Besides,
it will be possible to strongly extend the flight autonomy,” Emilio Martín, CEO
of Venture Innovations explained. The future is bright, indeed.