Urban Transportation of Passengers by e-VTOL

Conference proceedings « Urban Transportation of Passengers by e-VTOL » – 21 & 22 September 2022 – DGAC – Paris (in duplex with ENAC – Toulouse).

Wednesday 21 September (morning)

08:45 – Practical information

Alain CASSIER, programme committee chairman Biography Presentation

08:50 – Presentation 

Michel WACHENHEIM, president of Air & Space Academy (AAE) Biography

08:55 – Opening speech

Henrik HOLOLEI, European Commission, Director-General for Mobility and Transport Biography Présentation

09:05 – Introduction

Patrick KY, EASA Executive Director Biography Presentation

09:25 – Introduction : Paris Region perspective on Advanced Air Mobility : sustainable transportation and industrial development

Lionel GROTTO, CEO, Choose Paris Region Biography Presentation

Session 1 – Market, specifications and requirements for operating in cities

Moderator : Alain GARCIA Biography

09:40 – 09:40 – Experience and lessons learned from helicopter air taxi operations in South America 

Marcelo RAJCHMAN, Corporate CEO, Ecocopter Biography/Abstract Presentation

09:50 – Global market study and specifications UAM, Roland Berger

Kolin SCHUNCK, Senior Consulting specialist, Roland Berger Biography/Abstract Presentation

10:10 – McKinsey UAM market success conditions study

Philipp SCHARTAU, Associate partner, McKINSEY Biography/Abstract

10:30 – Sustainable development of UAM : manufacturers’ views

Vassilis AGOURIDAS, chairman of the UAM Committee ASD Europe Biography/Abstract  Presentation

10:50 – Questions

11:30 – UE initiative Cities Community (UIC2): how to prepare UAM introduction into cities and regions

Led by Vassilis AGOURIDAS, UIC2 leader / Airbus Urban Mobility, with:


Keeyoung CHOI, Vice President, Inha University, Incheon Biography

Jeffrey DECARLO, Ed.D., PMP, ATP Administrator MassDOT Aeronautics Division Biography

Andreas RICHTER, Head of Department “Innovation and Cluster”, Ministry of Economy and Innovation, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Biography

Karlotta VICTOR, Legal Research UTM-Project, Ministry of Economy and Innovation, City of Hamburg

12:00 – Paris 2024 VTOL project

Alban NÉGRET, Head of Innovation & Corporate Venture, groupe ADP Biography/Abstract  Presentation

12:20 – Questions

 Wednesday 21 September (afternoon)

Session 2 – UAM aircraft technical solutions, propulsion system performance

Moderator : André BORD Biography

13 :45 – UAM technical solutions


Arnaud COVILLE, CTO, Volocopter Biography/Abstract Presentation

Juliana KIRALY, Head of Business Development Europe, EVE Urban Air Mobility Biography/Abstract Presentation

Joerg P. MUELLER, Head of Urban Air Mobility, Airbus Biography/Abstract Présentation

Andreas PEROTTI, CMO Europe, eHang Aviation Biography Presentation

Yves YEMSI, COO, Luigi RICCI MORETTI, Chief Engineer, Lilium Biographys/Abstract Presentation

15:35 – Battery performance

Thierry PRIEM, Head of Energy Smart Mobility, CEA Biography/Abstract Presentation

15:55 – Electrical motors technology

Florent NIERLICH, CTO Safran Electrical & Power Biography/Abstract

16:15 – Questions

Session 3 – Vertiports in urban and airport environments-battery charging

Moderator : Raymond ROSSO Biography

17:00 – Vertiport integration in urban environment

Damian KYSELY, Head of EMEA Skyports Biography/Abstract Presentation

17:20 – Vertiports Integration of in airports environment 

Kevin COX, CEO, Ferrovial Vertiports Biography/Abstract Presentation

17:40 – Application to NICE City

Franck GOLDNADEL, President of Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Biography/Abstract Presentation

18:00 – Battery charging systems

Stefan BREUNIG, Head of Strategy,, Rolls-Royce Electrical Biography/Abstract Presentation

18:20 – Questions

Thursday 22 September (morning)

Session 4 – Noise targets level and solutions to achieve them

Moderator : Bertrand RONTANI Biography

09:00 – NUAM noise targets

Jean Claude GUILPIN, Head of the Environmental Performance Office, DGAC Biography/Abstract Presentation

09:20 – Characterization of urban air mobility vehicle operational noise and community noise impact

Dr Stephen RIZZI, Senior Researcher for Aeroacoustics, NASA Biography/Abstract Presentation

09:40 – Solutions to limit eVTOL noise

Julien CAILLET, Airbus Helicopters et Arnaud LE PAPE, Rotorcraft Program Director, ONERA Biographys/Abstract

10:20 – Questions

Session 5 – Certification, security, management and automation of operations

Moderator : Bernard FOUQUES Biography

11:00 – eVTOL vehicles certification

Kirsten RIENSEMA, Advanced Air Mobility Challenge Lead, Innovation Futures Hub, CAA Biography/Abstract Presentation

11:20 – Simplified Vehicle Operation

Kyle MARTIN, Vice-President European Affairs, GAMA Biography/Abstract  Presentation

11:40 – Roadmaps towards certification of automated operations

Michel GAUBERT, Expert EUROSAE Biography/Abstract Presentation

12 :00 – Traffic and route management

Patrick AMAR, future Head of the UAS/UAM programme, Eurocontrol Biography/Abstract Presentation

12 :20 – Aviation security issues related to the use of VTOLs

Dominique GRASS, Head of the Risk Assessment Unit, DGAC/DTA/SRD Biography/Abstract Presentation

Gal Étienne FAURY,  Commander of the Air Brigade of the Permanent Aviation Security Posture of the CDAOA Biography/Abstract Presentation

12:40 – Questions

Thursday 22 September (afternoon)

Session 6 – Material, social and economic aspects of UAM implementation

Moderator : Pablo PEREZ-ILLANA Biography

14:15 – Scaling Constraints for UAM Operations on Air Traffic Control, Ground Infrastructure, and Noise.

Parker D. VASCIK, MIT Biography/Abstract Presentation

14:35 – Components of UAM transportation cost

Claude LE TALLEC, 3AF Biography/Abstract Presentation

14:55 – UAM potential in Ile-de-France: preliminary results on sensitivity to price and travel time

Jacques FERRIERE, R&D Project manager (RATP Group) Biography/Abstract Presentation

15:15 – Financing research, innovation and infrastructure development

Pablo PEREZ-ILLANA, Deputy Head of Unit, EC-CINEA Biography/Abstract Presentation

15:35 – Questions

16:30 – Round Table

Moderator : Thierry DUBOIS (France Bureau Chief, European Technology Editor, Aviation Week & Space Technology) Biography

Marc DUVAL-DESTIN, Director of Strategy, Product and Innovation, Thales Flight Avionics  Biography

Bill GOODWIN, deputy general counsel, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Joby Aviation Biography

Susan A. GORTON, Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology Project leader, NASA Biography

Christophe LAPIERRE, Chief Strategy Officer, President Business Aviation Support Services, Luxaviation group Biography

Andreas PEROTTI, CMO Europe, eHang Aviation Biography

Kirsten RIENSEMA, Advanced Air Mobility Challenge Lead, Innovation Futures Hub, CAA Biography

Maxime MEIJERS, Head of Predesign, Airbus Helicopters Biography

17:30 – Closing speech

Damien CAZÉ, Director General of Civil Aviation France (DGAC)  Biography

Thanks to the conference partners

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