Airspace management in urban areas

In future, traffic management in cities will not only focus on the roads but will also include the third dimension – airspace. New transport system entrants such as drones or air taxis must be integrated into the mobility concept and controlled accordingly. In the City-ATM (Air Traffic Management) project, DLR is testing concepts for airspace management and traffic control in urban areas using a hexacopter specially equipped for this purpose. In addition, the researchers are developing operating concepts for pilotless aerial vehicles and defining requirements and boundary conditions for safe operations in civilian airspace.

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Dr. Alexander Kuenz · E-Mail