Enaire, the Spanish Agency for Air Navigation, announced plans in November 2020 to start air-taxi flight trials in Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela in 2022.
Enaire indicates to pursue the project under the two initiatives already supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 fund – the SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) Joint Undertaking on U-Space and Urban Air Mobility.
CORUS-XUAM is the first project is run by Eurocontrol, which oversees SESAR. The second, called AMU-LED, is being run by data management company Everis.
U-Space refers to a set of new “services and specific procedures” that SESAR intends to be used to support the integration of unmanned aircraft in controlled airspace.