The Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport, Dr. Volker Wissing, presented certificates for seven innovative drone projects with a total funding volume of 4.3 million Euros. The AMI-FlyingIN2Air project is one of the grantees. AMI-FlyingIN2Air is part of the Air Mobility Initiative (AMI) funded by the Free State of Bavaria and the Federal Republic of Germany, which aims to advance the development of electric air transportation.
AMIFlyingIN2Air focuses on the holistic development of an “Advanced Air Mobility” (AAM) airport of the future – an airport that is also designed to accommodate drone traffic and air taxis. Based on a digital twin, the example of Ingolstadt/Manching will be used to develop such an approval-ready AAM airspace (U-space). Thus, technical applications, design and acceptance criteria can be tested before the actual implementation. To integrate AAM into the intermodal travel chain, a pilot of a Mobility-as-a-Service platform will be developed, including information on flights, booking, and time savings compared to other transport modes. The results will be made available to potential interested parties as recommendations for the implementation of an AAM airport and guidance for the integration of all necessary technologies and processes.
In addition to amd.sigma strategic airport development GmbH, our mother company Munich Airport International the project partners include Airbus Urban Mobility (Airbus Helicopters), Regionalverkehr Oberbayern GmbH, Ingolstadt Technical University Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt and Stadt Ingolstadt. The project funding is around 2.1 million Euros.