This page shows some factsheets created and some presentations given by PUCA.

PUCA was invited to participate in two hearings organized by the European Commission DG MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT

Hearing #1: Urban Air Mobility and U-space with the following questions:

  • Societal acceptance of UAM is affected by perceived concerns, notably related to safety, security and environment (including noise) as well as collaboration and coordination among aviation and non-aviation authorities, and other stakeholders (e.g. ground mobility and urban planners, local authorities, etc ). How can these concerns best be addressed to develop UAM in a safe, secure, environmentally friendly and socially embraced manner? How can EC support the better understanding of what it is societally acceptable for UAM operations?
  • ATM and U-space are connected, yet currently different systems are organising access to airspace. How do you see convergence and integration happening in the future?
  • Given the expected speed of development of Urban Air Mobility and U-space services, how can the Commission best facilitate the process and best utilise the innovative capacity of the sector? For instance, how could you envisage the requirements/enablers for integrating U-space with ground mobility traffic systems (e.g. ITS – Intelligent Transport Systems) in the context of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)?

PUCA gave the following response in this document.

Hearing#2: Enhancing UAS services, including the SME dimension with the following questions:

  • How can the innovative capacity of the sector, including SMEs be best utilised? What can be done to support SMEs in this process?
  • Considering that stakeholders, such as drone service providers, local authorities, infrastructure managers, as well as companies on the demand side, must work together, what are effective mechanisms to (further) establish this?
  • Should there be more specific regulatory provisions addressing SMEs needs related to drone operations, in particular in the Open Category?

PUCA gave the following response in this document.

Factsheet 1: Civil unmanned cargo aircraft

Factsheet 2: The role of regional airports and specialized landing strips

Factsheet 3: European initiatives to foster the development of unmanned cargo aircraft

Factsheet 4: Unlocking the economic potential of regions

Factsheet 5: Unmanned cargo aircraft for military use; opportunities and challenges for industry, government and academia