Urban Air Mobility Over 5G

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is the way of the future; physical and digital infrastructure built up to enable short and long-distance flights on uncrewed vehicles, for both people and cargo, is ushering in a new era of air transportation.

In their study of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), a subset of AAM focused specifically on novel air transport within urban and suburban environments, Open Generation explores the key requirement for enabling 5G support of this soon-to-be universal technology.

Considering two different scenarios: intra-metro air transfer and ubiquitous air taxi stage, this paper explores the scope, possibilities, limitations, and all future questions that go along with this emerging tech.

From pre-flight plans to vertiport takeoffs, mid-air medical emergencies to in-flight wifi, this paper provides a deep dive into the most pressing (and prescient) questions facing UAM (and subsequently AAM).