Agreement between Leonardo and Aeroporti di Roma for vertiport and mobility advanced aerial


The Urban Air Mobility sector continues to prove itself more and more; dynamic. As we know, some initiatives are also emerging in Italy that look at the development of this new form of mobility. For example, towards the end of last year the news arrived that Aeroporti di Roma, Aeroporto di Venezia, Aeroports de la Cote d & rsquo; Azur and Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi of Bologna had decided to set up a new company; called & quot; Urban Blue & quot; with the aim of developing mobility infrastructures; urban aerial at an international level.

Now comes the news of a new agreement between Leonardo and Aeroporti di Roma for mobility aerial of the future.


Specifically, Leonardo studier & agrave; together with Aeroporti di Roma technological solutions and ground equipment suitable for the development of new vertiports . At the same time, he will experiment; unprecedented operational concepts to accelerate the process of technological, regulatory and procedural maturation, with the aim of moving in the future from experimentation to the provision of services.

As Ivan Bassato highlighted, Chief Aviation Officer of Aeroporti di Roma, his company & agrave; is working to design the vertiports and facilitate the operational start-up of this type of service in Rome. The goal is to launch the first commercial operations between Fiumicino airport and the city; of Rome in 2024 , perhaps on an experimental basis, and to offer the possibility; to use flying taxis in the same year. Laurent Sissmann , Senior Vice President Unmanned Systems of Leonardo, commented on this agreement:

Leveraging on Leonardo's skills in air traffic management of manned and unmanned platforms , we are able to propose ourselves as one of Aeroporti di Roma's technological reference partners in a highly challenging sector such as that of Mobility & agrave; Advanced Air, which will allow & agrave; in the future – thanks to the progressive implementation of new technologies – to move more and more; agile, fast and sustainable in full safety.

On the subject of Urban Air Mobility, we remind you that EASA has recently presented a proposal for a regulation to regulate the use of flying taxis that will arrive in a few years.

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