Concept for airport integration of urban air mobility solutions - funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy

Duration: January 2022 - December 2024

The Air Mobility Initiative (AMI) Bayern is a close cooperation between industry, business and science to develop a holistic, manufacturer-neutral solution for the planning, development and operation of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) at airports. In this project, the necessary requirements, procedures and digital solutions for the integration of air cabs - electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), often also called Urban Air Mobility (UAM) - into the infrastructure at conventional commercial airports are analyzed and evaluated. The Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering specifically undertakes the investigation of the following aspects:

  • Investigating and quantifying the potential of Urban Air Mobility (air cabs) in the context of transport mode choices to and from Munich Airport
  • Carrying out transport simulations to predict potential UAM demand to and from Munich Airport
  • Presenting the basis of comparison of ground-based transport for noise and emissions analyses

The project is a consortium within the framework of the Bavarian Aviation Research Program, consisting of a total of ten partners from the fields of science, business, and public sector.

For information about the project:

Selected previous work

For this purpose, a lot of preliminary work has already been done at the chair, for example in the context of a completed project OBUAM, through which the tools and experience for the acquisition of transport mode choice (Stated Preference) and its quantification (e.g. Apollo for the statistical programming language R) and for transport simulations with UAM (e.g. MATSim-UAM) are available. Diverse sources for these backgrounds can be found, for example, in theses such as:

Project illustrations

Key publications

  • Tao Guo, Hao Wu, Constantinos Antoniou: Assessment of the Economic Impact of UAM Siting through Enhancements in Travel Time Efficiency and Accessibility. The 2024 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, 2023

Contact person:

Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE)

Prof. Dr. Constantinos Antoniou, M.Sc. Hao Wu, M.Sc. Filippos Adamidis

(edited) 01.10.2022 by Hao Wu