Advanced Air Mobility

A New Era of Transportation

See and experience groundbreaking innovations around Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAS, infrastructure, drone-based services and electric vertical take-off aircraft.
Present your company and your developments during a lecture on the ILA Stage
Showcase your news in the AAM exhibition area on a large joint booth
Network with manufacturers, users, representatives of research institutes and start-ups
Discuss with international specialists and experts


Unmanned Systems: How drones can improve our lives

The vertical take-off industry is taking off, and the future of the third dimension of mobility is becoming a reality: unmanned aerial systems and eVTOLs are revolutionizing air traffic. But where do we stand on the introduction of an airspace for drones? What hurdles still exist on the way to so-called air cabs in European cities? How can abusive drones be effectively detected and averted? And how can the new mobility services be made sustainable? At the ILA Stage "Advanced Air Mobility" (AAM), the who's who of the new air mobility will meet and discuss this new dimension and other questions.

Versatile in use

Drones enable completely new business models. They contribute to more service, comfort and safety in numerous areas of life − and even save lives, for example when they transport blood reserves.




In the "Advanced Air Mobility" exhibition area, ILA Berlin will showcase the entire spectrum of new types of air mobility and the resulting services. Exhibitors from all over the world will be on site − from manufacturers to research institutes, from established system providers to young start-ups.

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.


Drones inspect wind turbines, bridges or dams. They report damage that previously had to be tracked down by industrial climbers at great expense. The use of drones is fast, cost-effective and safe.


Urgent goods such as medicines, spare parts or urgent household mail need to be delivered quickly and flexibly. Especially in metropolitan areas, drones are an important solution, for example to avoid traffic jams. In this way, they contribute to the sustainable mobility mix.


In agriculture, drones are opening up new possibilities under the heading of "precision farming." Agricultural land can be managed more precisely than ever before, and the use of seed and harvesting machinery can be planned more efficiently than ever before.


By 2030, a good 60 percent of all people will live in metropolitan areas. Electrically powered multicopters or airplanes with short take-off capability will revolutionize the way we get around in and between cities as air cabs. Proper operations are expected to take place in Europe as early as 2024. However, important decisions concerning infrastructure, certification and airspace integration still have to be made before then.


There is no doubt that drones are practical, versatile, and perform important tasks in the service of society. But the number of incidents involving misuse is on the rise: Drones are increasingly entering no-fly zones, such as at airports or over crowds at stadiums. Such drones used improperly or even for terrorist purposes pose a serious threat. It is therefore essential to be able to detect them in the airspace and, in the event of imminent danger, to ward them off immediately. The relevant safety authorities and industry must work together to accomplish these tasks. Only in this way can the primacy of aviation "safety first" be comprehensively guaranteed here as well.


Drones 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 low-infrastructure  areas, while in South Africa they are being deployed to detect poachers. And in Germany, too, drones are increasingly being used for surveying and building inspections. Experts also predict that unmanned aircraft will also revolutionize processes in the logistics industry.