Farnborough International, organisers of Global Urban & Advanced Air Summit (GUAAS) Asia, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Royal Aeronautical Society’s China Representative Office (RAeS China). The MoU will drive collaboration between the Europe and China advance air mobility (AAM) sector and share global insight at both GUAAS Asia and RAeS China’s Advanced Air Mobility International Conference (AAMIC).

The two organisations and events will share knowledge and opportunities from across the region and bring the global AAM community access and insight into this pioneering market. Topics covered at the events will include the latest certification and regulator information, supply chain opportunities of the global manufacturing hubs, the drive required for the future workforce and the regional AAM initiatives already underway.

Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International, commented, “Asia has the capability and drive to be at the forefront of the global AAM market, but there needs to be more cooperation between industry leaders and regulators to make this a reality. We are proud to be partnering with RAeS China on GUAAS Asia and AAMIC 2023 to ensure that we provide high-level international thought leadership and promotion to both platforms, acting as a catalyst for collaboration for the APAC region.”

As part of the partnership strategy, GUAAS will be hosting a webinar session at the upcoming AAMIC 2023, an annual event organized by the RAeS China, which was the first professional conference primarily focused on the AAM sector with a global outreach in the APAC region.

Julian MacCormac, Honorary President of the RAeS China, said, “This exciting new area of aerial mobility has the potential to transform the way we move around cities and urban clusters. Sharing progress and aligning regulation across regions is essential to enabling this. The collaboration between GUAAS Asia and AAMIC 2023 will help create more opportunities to bring together academia, industry and regulators to support development in this field.

AAMIC 2023 is taking place 28-29 August at Nanyuan Universe Hotel in Ningbo China and GUAAS Asia will follow on 27-28 September 2023 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
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