The aviation industry is composed of many jobs such as pilot, flight attendant or air traffic controllers, but there are other jobs which are pretty unknown, and very important for the functioning of the airport or an airline. One of our co-founders, Valentin Sierro had the opportunity to interview a former flight dispatcher, Vincent Grondin. He has worked for more than 20 years for a private company at the Geneva airport and he shared his experience with us as well as his thoughts on Urban Air Mobility.Continue reading “Interview of a former flight dispatcher – Vincent Grondin”
How will Switzerland’s Universities support Urban Air Mobility?
On February 5th, we attended an event focused on space and earth innovation. The event took place in Payerne, at the Swiss Aeropole’s technology park and was organized by the HEIG-VD (School of Management and Engineering Vaud).Continue reading “How will Switzerland’s Universities support Urban Air Mobility?”
Foresight Aerospace 2019 London
On December 5th, board members of UAMAS had the chance to attend the Foresight Aerospace 2019 event which took place in London and reunited diverse stakeholders involved in the urban air mobility field such as engineers, regulators, entrepreneurs, consultants and more.Continue reading “Foresight Aerospace 2019 London”
What is an eVTOL aircraft?
Vertical mobility exists since centuries but has been concrete from the beginning of the 20th century. To find the very first sketch using vertical take-off and landing, you have to go back to Da Vinci time (1452-1519). Da Vinci’s sketch was a first glimpse of what could be an aircraft in the future.Continue reading “What is an eVTOL aircraft?”
Why Switzerland is a perfect hub for eVTOL
We at UAMAS truly believe that Switzerland is a perfect place to develop the new electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles technology. According to us, many indicators shows that eVTOL can be developed safely and in a perfect environment. Although Switzerland is small by its size, it is leading in many fields such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, new technologies and more.Continue reading “Why Switzerland is a perfect hub for eVTOL”
Switzerland takes over new European drone regulations
Good news for Switzerland: The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) moves forward regarding the air traffic management (ATM). The European commission has recently launched the U-Space project which Switzerland has participated in and has decided to put it in place in 2020. The European Commission estimates, that drones will represent 10 % of the aviation market in ten years. Hence the increase of drones has pushed authorities to review their laws and think about what could be done in order to offer security, safety and confidence to this industry and the population.Continue reading “Switzerland takes over new European drone regulations”