Air mobility is the future of transportation and has the potential to revolutionize the way we live and move. In sparsely populated areas, air mobility can provide quick and efficient transportation to remote locations that are difficult to reach by traditional means. This could improve access to medical care, emergency services, and facilitate economic growth by connecting isolated communities.

In urban environments, air mobility can help alleviate traffic congestion and reduce commute times. With increasing urbanization, air mobility offers a solution to the growing problem of overcrowding on our roads and highways. It also has the potential to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable transportation.

The benefits of air mobility are clear, and as technology continues to advance, it will become more accessible and affordable for everyone. Whether you live in a remote area or a bustling city, air mobility is the solution to faster, safer, and more convenient transportation. So, let’s embrace the future of mobility and take to the skies

About Air Mobility

Currently, there are intensive global efforts to develop efficient air transportation. It is important for Sweden to keep pace with this transformation.

One of the initiatives, among other initiatives, aimed at solving the transformation challenge is the Testbed Air Mobility project. It is a part of the Program for Advanced Digitalization financed by Vinnova,

The project aims to achieve this transformation in collaboration with various partners, using European standards and regulations to further develop air traffic and airport infrastructure. This will be accomplished through an open digital and physical testbed, facilitating environmentally friendly, integrated transportation in lower airspace, thereby creating value for society. This unique project holds significant value for national and international competitiveness and attractiveness, and is a long-term business.

During the initial phase of the project, a digital core was established for a U-Space Service Provider (USSP) and drone operator, which will be expanded with additional complex functions to create an open, cloud-based core for research. Custom 5G networks will be used to improve Unmanned and Air Traffic Management (UTM and ATM) development, enabling subsequent industrialization in the unmanned aviation field, integrated with manned aviation.

The upcoming project phase will span three years and contribute to an open digital infrastructure for a cloud-based UTM/ATM system, mobile network services, and physical testbeds for research, development, testing, demonstration, and as a meeting place. These advancements will contribute to advanced digitization in the aviation industry.

The project will also focus on new innovative functionality for the operators new environment with combined manned and unmanned air traffic.

Project components

UTM Solution

  • The UTM core system are based on the following components:

  • CISP - Single trustworthy scource of information supporting the exchange of information and coordination between USSP and ATC

  • USSP – U-Space Service Provider. Services and information provider to drone operators.

  • Drone operators – Digital solution for Drone Operators

  • UTM-City – Simulation and Visualization tool for R&D and test of UTM Scenarious.

  • Interfaces – Interfaces to the ATM system, Blue light authorities etc

Navigation, Positioning, Communication

  • The UTM solution consists of functionallity for navigation, positioniong, identification and communication via 5G / 3GPP connectivity.

ATM / UTM integration

Development of functions and intefaces for interaction between the UTM solution and ATM systems. Digital tools for the ATCO.

Human AI & Simulations

Development of Con-Ops and R&D for AI and autonomy for tools as digital assistance tools for the ATCO.

Collision Avoidance

Integration and adaptation of Detect & Avoid solutions for cooperative objects  (eg. other Drones) and non-cooperative objects based on onboard sensors (eg. Radar, Lidar, IR, ADS-B)