In a spectacular setting at Adare Manor, the Irish Business & General Aviation Association (IBGAA) hosted its second annual Business Aviation Conference on the 1st of November 2023, drawing attention to Ireland’s pivotal role in shaping the future of aviation. Minister Jack Chambers, TD, set the tone with an opening speech that praised the collaborative efforts of multiple stakeholders, including Future Mobility Campus Ireland.
Wassim’s insights on the deployment of U-space services for Advanced Air Mobility resonated, particularly regarding FMCI and its partners commitment to transforming Shannon Airport into a safe and efficient hub for drone operations. ÉALÚ-AER project was the main topic of his speech where he discussed the role of ÉALÚ-AER consortium in delivering U-space services in the region. The ambitious goal includes accommodating future air taxi services, showcasing Ireland’s dedication to pioneering innovation in the aviation sector.
ÉALÚ-AER is one of the first European Digital Sky Demonstrators to focus on U-space and Urban Air Mobility as part of the European ATM Master Plan designed by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (JU). SESAR JU aims at accelerating through research and innovation the delivery of an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Digital European Sky.
Digital Sky Demonstrators, such as ÉALÚ-AER, are high-level Technology Readiness Level (TRL 7-8) projects that are funded in collaboration with the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) under the Connected Europe Facility (CEF) funding instrument.
For more details about the project, please follow this link: http://ealu-aer.eu/