The Urban Air Planning Forum, based at the Urban-Air Port city-centre vertiport in Coventry, UK, has been redesigned as a global, virtual event. The Planning Forum will be available to watch on-line, free of charge and will be held over two days, 10 and 11 May between 1400 hrs and 1600 hrs BST, with the same line-up of expert speakers, interspersed with video content and interviews. It brings together representatives of the local authority hosting the world’s first city-centre vertiport with security, industry and government urban air mobility experts from around the world. Interactive discussions will range from the strategic issues of integrating urban air mobility into long-term transport planning for local authorities to day-to-day operational issues. The new event will feature video presentations of the passenger experience of using a vertiport and current unknown challenges facing industry in areas such as eVTOL charging and parking, airspace integration and security procedures.

Date

May 10 - 11 2022
Expired!

Time

2:00 pm

Location

Zoom

Speakers

If you have any questions please email us – [email protected]

Hourly Schedule

Tuesday 10 May

14:00 - 14:05
Introduction
An introduction to the Urban-Air Port and Coventry
Speakers:
2. Professor Martin Reeves
14:05 - 14:10
Video One Strategic issues: local authority responsibilities for UAM
urban transport planning, local authority responsibilities, licensing etc. Interviews with Coventry City Council and Urban-Air Port.
14:10 - 15:00
Panel discussion
Speakers:
1. Councillor Jim O'Boyle, 3. Gary Cutts, 4. Sunil Budhdeo, 5. Ricky Sandhu
15:00 - 15:05
Video Two Operational issues local authority responsibility for UAM
airspace management, working with first responders, health and safety, public liaison etc. Interviews with Coventry City Council and Urban-Air Port.
15:05 - 16:00
Panel discussion
Speakers:
1. Councillor Jim O'Boyle, 3. Gary Cutts, 4. Sunil Budhdeo, 5. Ricky Sandhu

Wednesday 11 May

14:00 - 14:05
Introduction
Speakers:
Andrew Charlton - Moderator
14:05 - 14:10
Video three: The public experience – travelling as passengers
Walk-through of the vertiport.
14:10 - 14:20
Interview discussion with Rick Sandhu on the passenger experience and check-in, security, operational issues etc
Speakers:
5. Ricky Sandhu
14:20 - 15:00
UAM in action discussion
Speakers:
7. Yolanka Wulff, 8. Mariya Tarabanovska
15:00 - 15:05
Video four: vertiport operations and commercial activities from an industry viewpoint
Walk-through of the vertiport.
Speakers:
9. Kerry Blakeman
15:05 - 16:00
The legal and operational lessons of Coventry
Speakers:
6. Darrell Swanson, 7. Yolanka Wulff, 8. Mariya Tarabanovska, 9. Kerry Blakeman, Richard Ryan
2. Professor Martin Reeves
2. Professor Martin Reeves
CEO, Coventry City Council
1. Councillor Jim O'Boyle
1. Councillor Jim O'Boyle
Cabinet Member for Jobs and Regeneration and Climate Change
3. Gary Cutts
3. Gary Cutts
Challenge Director, Future Flight - UK Research & Innovation
4. Sunil Budhdeo
4. Sunil Budhdeo
Transport Innovation Manager, Coventry City Council
5. Ricky Sandhu
5. Ricky Sandhu
Founder, Urban-Air Port
Andrew Charlton - Moderator
Andrew Charlton - Moderator
Director General, CIVATAglobal
7. Yolanka Wulff
7. Yolanka Wulff
Executive Director, Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI, US)
8. Mariya Tarabanovska
8. Mariya Tarabanovska
Co-Founder, Flight Crowd
9. Kerry Blakeman
9. Kerry Blakeman
West Midlands Police
6. Darrell Swanson
6. Darrell Swanson
Electric Aviation Strategic Advisor - NASA, Swanson Aviation Consultancy
Richard Ryan
DJB

The event is finished.