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EASA publishes IAM Hub update, linking industry with drone, AAM key stakeholders

The Innovative Air Mobility (IAM) Hub was launched in December 2023 and enables cities, regions, national authorities, operators, and manufacturers that have a role in the introduction of these air taxi and drone services to connect. They can then share and obtain reliable information and data.

The second release contains the following new elements:

An entire new section on privacy and how the drone industry can address citizen concerns around privacy in line with EU regulatory material. EASA is going beyond legislation and provides hands-on guidance in the form of a privacy handbook and checklists for operators.

An upgrade to the IAM Hub Members Area with new functionalities like the Critical Area Calculator for specific operations risk assessment (SORA) approvals and a pilot test for operational declarations.

The Hub is a digital platform that brings together all actors in the European system including cities, regions, National authorities, the EU, operators and manufactures. The primary goal is to facilitate the safe, secure, efficient, and sustainable implementation of IAM practices. It is flagship action number 7 of the Drones Strategy 2.0.

“Based on the mandate by the European Commission EASA has created a dedicated Task Force, composed of key participants from all corners of the European IAM ecosystem. These stakeholders represent a diverse range of expertise, ensuring comprehensive coverage of the IAM landscape in Europe. The Task Force is organised around cities and regions and includes also operators, manufactures and national aviation authorities.”

The platform is comprised of five modules which will be progressively introduced:

Drone and eVTOL Design: The IAM Hub serves as the single source of information for all drones and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles designed for European operations. [New functionality] Critical Area Calculator

Rules and Regulations: Access up-to-date rules and regulations governing IAM practices. [Active]

Knowledge and Info Cards: A repository of essential knowledge, best practice, and insights. [New functionality] Guidance for operators on how to handle privacy concerns.

Operational Information:

How to operate a drone [Active]

[New functionality] Pilot test for operational declarations within the members’ area.

Geographical Data: Comprehensive geographical data supporting drone and eVTOL operations in Europe [Release 3]

The system contains key information about safety, privacy, and noise & sustainability in line with the key citizen concerns.

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