The emergence of electrically powered aircraft is leading to a transformation in aviation – in addition to reducing emissions from air traffic, new use cases are emerging in urban environments, such as transit from a city center to an airport.

During the past years, air taxi manufacturers have raised multiple billion Euros funding and are on the way towards type certification. To create new markets for urban transportation, an ecosystem is needed that includes not only aircraft manufacturers and operators, but also systems for an increasingly digitalized airspace and infrastructure to support the daily flight operations.

The global report covers a selection of 20 cities around the world, which are active in the field of Urban Air Mobility. 

For the analysis, historic weather model data of different weather models were used. Together with our weather partner, a downscaling of the horizontal resolution to a spatial resolution of 90m is achieved. This is done by applying high-resolution land usage data, soil, terrain data, astronomical computations and other sources.