Interview of a former flight dispatcher – Vincent Grondin

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.

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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.

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Switzerland takes over new European drone regulations

Drone law Switzerland

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.

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