In short

PROJECT ID

CORUS-XUAM

PROJECT DURATION

2020-12-01 > 2022-11-30

TOTAL COST

EU CONTR.

EUR 3999389.00

STATUS

Ongoing

Objectives

CORUS-XUAM is a 24-month VLD project that demonstrates how U-space services and solutions could support integrated Urban Air Mobility (UAM) flight operations, allowing eVTOLs/UAS and other airspace users (unmanned and manned) to operate safely, securely, sustainably and efficiently in a controlled and fully integrated airspace, without undue impact on operations currently managed by ATM. The project is proposed by the consortium that delivered the SJU CORUS U-space Concept of Operations (ConOps) in 2019, extended by the addition of UAM expertise.

The activities start with the update of the U-space ConOps, addressing the integration of UAM/UAS operations into the airspace, also identifying new U3/U4 services. The project activities continue with the preparation and execution of six challenging VLD campaigns in six different European locations.

These VLD activities are at the heart of CORUS-XUAM and support integrated operations of UAS/UAM and manned aircraft, and advanced forms of interaction through digital data exchange supported by integrated and advanced U-space services in urban, sub-urban, and inter-city scenarios as well as in and near ATM-controlled airspaces and airports. The VLDs focuses on different types of mission, such as passenger transport, logistic, delivery, emergency response and surveillance, using different U-space deployment architectures and state-of-the-art technologies. They consider coordination between ATC and U-space, including interaction with ATCOs and pilots. The VLDs combines flights by eVTOLs with other traffic and operations in the CTRs of major airports.

Vertiport procedures, separation, and data services are also demonstrated.

The main results are used to further consolidate the ConOps at the end of the project. The project also involves extensive consultation and communication initiatives with reference Authorities, U-space stakeholders and end-users.

Trial in Spain (June 2022)

Participants

  • EUROCONTROL
  • ADP
  • ASLOGIC
  • THE BRITISH LIGHT AVIATION CENTRE LIMITED
  • DFS
  • DLR
  • Droniq
  • DSNA
  • ENAIRE
  • ENAV
  • Hemav Foundation
  • INDRA
  • SWEDISH CIVIL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
  • NATS
  • PIPISTREL VERTICAL SOLUTIONS d.o.o.
  • SkeyDrone
  • UNIFLY
  • UPC
  • Volocopter

This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101017682

European Union