Thursday, June 20, 2024
Urban Air Mobility

City of Amsterdam to open urban drone test center

On the first day of Amsterdam Drone Week Hybrid 1 December, the Amsterdam Drone Lab initiative will be launched. Joshua Serrao, Strategy and Innovation manager at City of Amsterdam and Thijs Meijer, Deputy Director at Marineterrein Amsterdam will share their plans for this inner-city playground for urban air mobility.

Thijs Meijer, Director Marineterrein Amsterdam: “Step by step, we work together with our great partners and active community to be executing VLOS/BVLOS flights here to set the agenda for and solve urban challenges. We welcome all interested parties to take part in our future field lab for VLOS and BVLOS urban air mobility flights.”

Marineterrein Amsterdam is unique as a testing location for urban air mobility operations within a dense metropolis that has it all: quays, buildings, meadows and trees, harbor, workers, recreational facilities and logistics.

The unique characteristics of Marineterrein Amsterdam will allow UAV operations such as structure and site inspections and medical transports under credible circumstances. The premises feature a take off and land plateau, workshop areas and short stay facilities.

Wiebe de Jager

Wiebe de Jager is the founder of Dronewatch (available in Dutch and English). Wiebe is an experienced drone pilot (EASA Specific category certified) and has published a number of bestselling books about drone photography and cinematography.

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