Advanced Air Mobility: A New Era of Transportation

Unmanned aviation has unleashed a revolution in aviation. The question is: How can the private sector really benefit from drones? When will we be able to hail an air taxi? How can these be safely integrated in the airspace? And how can these new forms of mobility be integrated sustainably? In the ILA exhibition area “UAS Innovation Hub” the key players in unmanned aviation will discuss these questions – and many more.

  • See path-breaking innovations in the world of UAS, infrastructure and drone-based services


  • Present your company and its products in a talk during the forum


  • Show your innovations at a large joint stand in the UAS Innovation Hub


  • Network with manufacturers, operators, research institutes and start-ups


  • Discuss with international professionals and experts



Entirely new business models are now possible thanks to drones. They can boost service, comfort and safety in a variety of situations, and even save lives for example by transporting blood supplies.


Drones can inspect wind power stations, bridges or dams. They can detect problems that previously could only be laboriously found by industrial climbers. Drones can be deployed in a fast, safe and inexpensive manner.


Critical goods like medicine require fast, flexible delivery. Drones are an important solution especially in densely populated urban areas because they offer a way to bypass traffic.


Drones open a world of new possibilities in the agricultural sector with precision farming. Fields can be worked more precisely, sowing and harvesting machinery can be implemented as efficiently as never before.


It is expected that about 60 percent of the world’s population will live in metropolitan areas by 2030. In a few years, UAVs are likely to help improve mobility for millions of these city dwellers.


Drones have multiple and highly practical applications, already completing important tasks in service to society. But the number of incidents is growing: drones are increasingly permeating no-fly-zones such as those around airports or at stadium events. Misappropriated use, or even a terrorist act using drones pose a serious threat. The ability to detect drones in the air and to repel them in case of emergency are duties shared by national security agencies and industry, in order to uphold the existing high security standards in aerospace.

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At ILA Berlin, the exhibition area "UAS Innovation Hub" will be dedicated to the entire spectrum of unmanned aviation. Exhibitors will be there from around the world– ranging from manufacturers to research institutes, from established system suppliers to young startups.

Unmanned aviation will also be a main theme during ILA’s prestigious conference program and during the forum. Experts from industry, research and government will engage in focused, friendly dialogue – on issues like future UAS regulations.

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Drones already offer a wide range of potential applications. For example, the charity Doctors without Borders are conducting tests to determine how drones could improve access to medical supplies in isolated areas, while in South Africa they are being deployed to detect poachers. Experts also predict that unmanned aircraft will revolutionize processes in the logistics industry. These five sectors are expected to see the most important applications by 2020: