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New free webinar series from CIVATAglobal - STARTING MARCH 3

Updated: Feb 18

Drones and urban air mobility – the opportunities and risks for European local authorities

For Europe’s local authorities, the onset of drone and urban air mobility (UAM) services offers a wide range of both opportunities and risks. While drones and air taxis have the potential to reduce congestion and environmental impact while increasing revenue streams to local authorities they will also bring new liabilities and responsibilities. European Local Authorities and the UAM challenge: Responsibilities, Risks & Opportunities is the first in a series of free webinars, organised by CIVATAglobal, the

worldwide trade association of the UAM industry, to examine these issues in detail. The webinar, taking place on 3rd March 2021 at 11.00-12.00 GMT/12.00-13.00 CET, brings together legal, local authority and industry experts to discuss how cities, towns and other local government bodies are planning to introduce these services, the allocation of responsibilities for safe operations between national aviation regulators and local authorities and where the industry is heading.

“Now is the time to start bridging the gap in our understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the aircraft operator, the national safety regulator and the local authority,” said Andrew Charlton, CIVATAglobal’s Director General. “This series of webinars is an important step in this process. We want to ensure that all stakeholders can access expert views while ensuring their concerns and questions are fully addressed.”

European Local Authorities and the UAM challenge: responsibilities, risks and opportunities

Wednesday 3rd March 11:00-12:00 GMT | 12:00-13:00 CET

Moderated by: Andrew Charlton, Director General, CIVATAglobal

“Who is responsible for community airspace?”

Speaker: Emma Warner-Reed, Davitt Jones Bould

“Managing the future urban air space”

Speaker: Sunil Budhdeo, Transport Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council

“Harnessing UAM for the future”

Speaker: Vassilis Agouridas, Lead EU Smart Cities & Communities Initiative


This webinar is kindly sponsored by (members of CIVATA Global):

Further webinars in this series:


WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH - 11:00 - 12:00 UTC | 12:00 - 13:00 CET

One of the main challenges facing local authorities is scalability: developing an urban air mobility eco system which will scale quickly from one or two small drones flying in the city to several hundred aerial vehicles of all types.



WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL - 11:00 - 12:00 UTC | 12:00 - 13:00 CET

Urban air mobility has the potential to change lives in small villages and large cities – many pioneering UAM communities in Europe have already gained valuable experiences in the challenges and benefits of drone operations, experiences which can now be shared widely.



WEDNESDAY 19 MAY - 11:00 - 12:00 UTC | 12:00 - 13:00 CET

What is the best way to ensure drone and UAM services can be introduced with the consent and support of the communities they will serve? Examples of what works, and what does not, in UAM and drone community engagement programmes


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