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PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Total project cost
€9 522 864
EU Contribution
€5 974 551
Project Acronym
OperA
STRIA Roadmaps
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Safety/Security

Overview

Call for proposal
HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

This Fast Track project is a unique opportunity allowing the different stakeholders to approach, in an agile way, the development and joint validation of needed UAM technologies and operations in a real European environment. This will help the market bridge the famous “Valley of Death” in technology development, while it will bring a significant amount of insights that will be necessary for ensuring a safe introduction of the new UAM vehicles in all types of airspaces. The project has set 5 key objectives which will deliver 6 well defined results that will contribute to achieving all Expected Outcomes stated in the Call text. The OperA project will enable safe and efficient operations in all types of airspace (controlled, uncontrolled and U-space) and conditions by validating 3 different complex UAM (piloted Air Taxi and unmanned cargo) operations in real-life ATM conditions (TRL7) including contingency and non-nominal situations. It will stimulate the uptake of new sustainable Urban Air Mobility services by addressing Air/Ground integration and the critical transition steps from piloted towards automated flights for 5 key autonomy-enabling technologies at TRL7. In addition, it will ensure environmental sustainability compared to the next best transport alternative, and enhance it, by optimizing flight routing for minimum noise footprint and aircraft energy utilization. Eventually, it will accelerate the deployment of Urban Air Mobility by addressing necessary standardization, regulation and roadmaps, in synchronization with the ongoing certification of the 3 involved European UAM vehicles, and ensure social acceptance by targeted communication and dissemination activities. All of this will be done through 3 distinct and well selected demonstration activities involving Europe’s most promising UAM OEMs.

Funding

Specific funding programme
HORIZON.2.5 - Climate, Energy and Mobility
Other Programme
HORIZON-SESAR-2022-DES-IR-01-WA4-1 Fast Track Innovation and Uptake U-space and Urban Air Mobility

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Honeywell International Sro
Address
V PARKU 2325/16 CHODOV, 148 00 PRAHA, Czechia
EU Contribution
€2 765 998
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Enaire
Address
AVENIDA DE ARAGON S/N BLOQUE 330, PORTAL 2 PARQUE EMPRESARIAL LAS MERCEDES, 28022 MADRID, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€555 999
Organisation
AKCINE BENDROVE ORO NAVIGACIJA
Address
BALIO KARVELIO G. 25, LT-02184 Vilnius, Lithuania
EU Contribution
€161 000
Organisation
EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION
Address
Rue de la Fusée 96, 1130 Bruxelles / Brussel, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
Lilium Gmbh
Address
CLAUDE-DORNIER STRASSE 1 GEB 335, 82234 WESSLING, Germany
EU Contribution
€791 630
Organisation
VALSTS AKCIJU SABIEDRIBA LATVIJAS GAISA SATIKSME
Address
MUZEJU IELA 3, LIDOSTA RIGA MARUPES PAGASTS, Riga, LV-1053, Latvia
EU Contribution
€72 406
Organisation
FREQUENTIS AG
Address
Innovationsstrasse 1, 1100 Wien, Austria
EU Contribution
€689 999
Organisation
PIPISTREL VERTICAL SOLUTIONS DOO PODJETJE ZA NAPREDNE LETALSKE RESITVE
Address
VIPAVSKA CESTA 2, 5270 AJDOVSCINA, Slovenia
EU Contribution
€714 000
Organisation
Aena S.m.e. Sa
Address
CALLE PEONIAS 12, 28042 MADRID, Spain
EU Contribution
€223 519

Technologies

Technology Theme
Information systems
Technology
Air traffic management systems
TRL
TRL 7
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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