CORUS-XUAM is a two-year very large-scale demonstration (VLD) project that will demonstrate how U-space services and solutions could support integrated Urban Air Mobility (UAM) flight operations. These services should allow electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOL), unmanned aircraft systems (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 a project consortium coordinated by EUROCONTROL Experimental Centre, representing innovative research arms of the ATM, UAS and UAM industries and it is performed within the framework of the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) and Europe’s Horizon 2020 programme. The same consortium delivered the CORUS U-space Concept of Operations in 2019 and has now been extended by the addition of UAM expertise. The activities will start with the update of the U-space Concept of Operations, addressing the integration of UAM/UAS operations into the airspace, also identifying new U3/U4 services followed by the preparation and execution of six challenging demonstration campaigns in Belgium, France, Germany and the UK, Italy, Spain, and Sweden.