Brussels takes the lead in the use of drones in emergency situations by joining the Urban Air Mobility initiative of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP-SCC), supported by the European Commission.

Brussels, City Hall -The Urban Air Mobility Initiative (UAM) of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP-SCC), supported by European Commission, aims to bring together cities, citizens, businesses and other stakeholders to accelerate practical application studies and their implementation. The initiative is led by Airbus, while the institutional partners include Eurocontrol and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The EIP-SCC UAM initiative is based on a city-centric approach with comprehensive diversified demonstration projects including engaged smart cities.
The aim is to jointly develop, through a horizontal collaboration of various mobility actors, concrete solutions for urban air mobility (mobility
intra-urban and interurban) with a real impact on meeting the mobility needs of specific cities.

On 16th of July 2018, the intention manifesto was officially signed at the City Hall, in the presence of Mr. Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport Services of the European Commission (DG Move). The petitioners included Mr. Phillippe Close, Mayor of the City of Brussels, Dr. Vassilis Agouridas, EIP-SCC, Chief UAM (Airbus) and Mr. Paul Bosman (Eurocontrol).

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