EASA launches second release of Innovative Air Mobility Hub

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched the second release of its digital space for the exchange of information on air taxis and drones with a focus on privacy concerns.

The Innovative Air Mobility(IAM) Hub was launched in December 2023 and enables cities, regions, national authorities, operators, and manufacturers that have a role in the introduction of these air taxi and drone services to connect. They can then share and obtain reliable information and data.

The second release contains the following new elements:

  • An entire new section on privacy and how the drone industry can address citizen concerns around privacy in line with EU regulatory material. EASA is going beyond legislation and provides hands-on guidance in the form of a privacy handbook and checklists for operators.
  • An upgrade to the IAM Hub Members Area with new functionalities like the Critical Area Calculator for specific operations risk assessment (SORA) approvals and a pilot test for operational declarations.

The project is funded by the European Commission and the European Parliament. It is Flagship Action Number 7 of the European Commission Drone Strategy 2.0. to enable a smart and sustainable EU drones market.