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Future Flight for Local Authorities
June 21, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm| Free
Join this event for this webinar where we’ll be exploring the role of Local Authorities within Future Flight, the importance of community engagement, and hear from Coventry City Council on their experience with the Challenge.
As the world progresses towards a net zero future there is a need to consider alternative solutions and innovations to our everyday activities. Transport is considered to be one of the most challenging sectors to decarbonise and whilst making aviation cleaner and greener will improve our environment, it also has the potential to improve the lives of millions of people.
The Future Flight Challenge is a £300 million programme, jointly funded by the UK government and industry, to position the UK as a world leader in the third aviation revolution. Future Flight will transform how we connect people, transport goods, and deliver services in a sustainable way providing socioeconomic benefits using new classes of air vehicles with novel technologies. The four-year programme is creating the future aviation system and will demonstrate the safe integration and operation of drones, advanced air mobility, and regional aircraft by 2024.
Local Authorities are a key enabler to the success of this Challenge, playing a pivotal role in the integration and licensing of both drones and advanced air mobility vehicles, supporting infrastructure development, and unlocking local airspace challenges.
In this discussion, we will explore the role of Local Authorities within Future Flight, the importance of community engagement, and hear from Coventry City Council on their experience within the Challenge.