A comprehensive study on Urban Air Mobility conducted on behalf of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has concluded that air taxis could be a viable alternative form of transport for European citizens. The study identified a number of regulatory, technological, and operational challenges that must be addressed in order for air taxis to become a viable form of transport.
The study found that the introduction of air taxis would require the development of a new regulatory framework, as well as new technologies and operational procedures. It also highlighted the need for the development of a safety management system and the implementation of safety-enhancing measures. In addition, the study identified the need for a clear framework for the certification of air taxis, as well as the need for the development of a suitable infrastructure to support their operation.
Overall, the study concluded that air taxis could be a viable alternative form of transport for European citizens, provided that the necessary regulatory, technological, and operational challenges are addressed. The introduction of air taxis could help to reduce congestion in urban areas, as well as provide an efficient and cost-effective way of travelling between cities.