The Civic Air Transport Association (CIVATAglobal) - the trade association of the advanced air mobility (AAM) sector bringing together cities and industries in a single global community - has announced today that Philip Butterworth-Hayes, Editor of Unmanned Airspace and Urban Air Mobility News, has joined the association as Director of Strategy and Communications.
"Philip has over thirty years of experience in aviation industry communications and I am delighted he has joined the association," said Andrew Charlton, Director General of CIVATAglobal. "We have an ambitious work programme connecting industry and local authorities in this exciting new sector and Philip will play a vital role in helping CIVATAglobal establish itself as the global association for urban and advanced air mobility stakeholders."
"Urban air taxi operators in North America and Europe are setting themselves a deadline of three years to turn their development programmes into commercially sustainable businesses," said Philip Butterworth-Hayes. "Drone operators are already delivering vital supplies and connecting communities - these are exciting times for one of the very few aviation sectors that is currently growing and I am looking forward to helping CIVATAglobal grow its membership and help expand this sector.
"CIVATAglobal is a worldwide trade association of cities, local authorities and companies in the aviation industry. The association acts as a collective voice for its members and a forum to share experiences, plans, access information resources and deliver a variety of services. CIVATAglobal's purpose is enabling the successful introduction of safe, profitable, environmentally responsible urban air mobility (UAM) operations, from small unmanned air system (sUAS) missions to urban air taxi networks and inter-city services.