Italian authorities collaborate to develop urban mobility services ahead of 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy’s National Authority for Civil Aviation, ENAC, has signed a letter of intent with the management company of the Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports, SEA, for the construction of common activities to support the development of the future of sustainable urban air mobility, Urban Air Mobility and, more generally, Advanced Air Mobility.

The aim is to regulate the methods of collaboration between the parties, for the mutual exchange of information, aimed at defining the best regulatory, operational and infrastructural context for the development of efficient, safe, sustainable and interoperable Urban Air Mobility services with infrastructures. airports and with those of public transport, with reference to the metropolitan area of ​​Milan and more generally to Lombardy, in particular in view of the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Urban Air Mobility is, in fact, a technological and operational concept under development concerning the complex of new services, technologies, infrastructures and solutions for the transport of people, goods and supplies, including medical, through the use of electric aircraft, particularly innovative and environmentally sustainable, with vertical take-off and landing (called eVTOL – vertical take off landing), routed in air corridors dedicated to their movements, optimizing travel times, reducing consumption and emissions and improving the quality of life.

The agreement is part of the broader initiative carried out by ENAC called ‘Creation of an Italian Ecosystem for Advanced Air Mobility’ with the reference institutions and the main players in the sector, for the development of new operational concepts taking into account territorial needs, regulation needs and new technologies for enabling an ecosystem that guides the nation towards the third dimension of mobility, the vertical one, and that allows Italy to play a leading role in the adoption and supply of integrated air mobility products, favouring the growth of an attractive environment for experimentation and enabling of innovative technologies.

(Image: Milan Malpensa)

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