by Michael Willoughby
The Europe urban air mobility market is projected to grow at the highest rate of any global region until 2030 according to research from Markets and Markets.
“Countries such as Germany and France, are investing heavily in the development and procurement of advanced eVTOL systems for commercial operations. Advancements in the manufacturing capability of emerging economies in this region will drive the market. Additionally, the ever-increasing trend of automation and globalization in these countries are fueling the growth of the European urban air mobility market,” the organisation claims.
Overall, the urban air mobility (UAM) market is projected to grow from USD 5.3 billion in 2018 to USD 15.2 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 11.33% from 2018 to 2030.
The need to increase operational efficiency, reduction in human intervention for intercity and intracity transportation using eVTOLs, and growing investment activities around the world are key factors expected to drive the market growth, the organisation claims.
The report covers companies such as Kitty Hawk (US), Lilium (Germany), EHang (China), Volocopter (Germany), and A3 by Airbus (US). Partnerships and new product launches were key strategies adopted by these players to achieve growth in the market.
Based on component, the urban air mobility market has been segmented into infrastructure and platform for the report. The platform segment is projected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period owing to increasing investments from various eVTOL manufacturers for commercial applications, such as air taxi, personal air travel, cargo transportation, and air ambulance.
In the research, based on operation, the urban air mobility market has been segmented into piloted and autonomous. The autonomous segment is estimated to lead the market during the forecast period, as autonomous eVTOLs are better suited for passenger and cargo transportation and are expected to be increasingly used for intercity transportation. These autonomous eVTOLs can operate in urban areas as they are equipped with high-quality sensors and proven technology for human-free operations. Presently, the market for fully-autonomous aerial vehicles is smaller than that of the piloted aerial vehicles. However, the autonomous segment is projected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period.
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