D3 Technologies and Walle Mobility have agreed to collaborate in exploring opportunities for Urban Air Mobility in the Italian market. The two companies will create a state-of-the-art recognized concept of operations with D3 technologies focusing on the air traffic management part and Walle Mobility providing the air taxi service.
D3 Technologies develops a unique solution for highly automated and safe commercial passenger transport in urban air spaces whereas Walle Mobility focuses on green, safe, and fast air taxi transportation in urban areas.
Achim Kostron, CCO D3 Technologies: „The future advanced air mobility system will be based on interoperability and requires to be handled with highest standards of safety. Walle Mobility shares our vision of highly safe and automated Advanced Air Mobility. We are happy to move forward together as this partnership is the first to demonstrate this kind of operations in Italy.”
Due to local specialties Italy is seen as a potential early adopter for Advanced Air Mobility with high potential for busines, leisure and sightseeing flights: “There are two large towns (Milan and Rome), more than 800 islands, a third of the surface is made up by mountains, nearby big cities are often 100-200 kms away from each other. There’s a huge potential also for leisure and sightseeing flights, for example Florence, Naples, Venice, and others. All embedded in an ecosystem of districts which are familiar with aerospace and automotive facilities and expertise”, explains Kostron.
Since being founded in 2018, D3 Technologies with CEO Corvin Huber has already entered several relevant partnerships to significantly develop the market as a UAM mastermind for ATM, including Varon Vehicles, Manta Aircraft and Flynow Aviation. In May 2021 D3 also became a member of the Canadian Advanced Air Mobilitly Consortium for Urban Air Traffic Control definition and implementation in Canada.
“This Traffic Management Systems will be the central brains of our operations as it is there that our traffic or aircraft will be orchestrated in a safe and reliable manner without burdening air traffic control or any other traditional aviation assets”, says Felipe Varon, CEO and Founder. “We are delighted to be collaborating with D3 Technologies as they bring serious capabilities to an integrated solution providing highest aviation safety considering weather management, off nominal situation management, airspace integration architecture airspace design and real time aircraft monitoring capabilities, which are crucial for our TMS requirements.”
“Flying is possible for everyone! Wherever. Whenever. Turning this vision into reality, the urban air mobility of the future needs a reliable and effective traffic guidance system. Our work and research has made it apparent to us that a future AAM ecosystem will be hinged on an interoperable cooperative infrastructure system with a guiding central instance.” says Achim Kostron, Chief Commercial Officer of D3 Technologies. “So, we are delighted to collaborate with Varon Vehicles and their approach of infrastructure networks paving the way to Urban Air Mobility with concrete use-cases and drive to implementation.”
D3 Technologies is planning to build the first Low Threshold Flight Test Area in Germany in the Munich area to develop an interoperable air traffic management platform and to offer all UAM ecosystem partners a platform for collaborative system-integration and testing.
D3 Technologies is member of the CAAM (Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium) and a responsible RTM partner in the Canadian AAM Masterplan.
About Walle Mobility
Walle Mobility is on a mission to boost the adoption of Advanced Air Mobility in Italy, with a simple goal “organize the most reliable, secure and affordable air-shuttle service”. Walle won’t manufacture aircrafts but will operate a fleet of eVTOLs through a net of proprietary vertiports. In the current phase, the Company is designing potential routes, identifying prospect locations for vertiports, assessing local social acceptance, and optimizing vertiport operations for the best future customer experience.
Walle is targeting the 2026 Olympic Winter Games to launch the first passenger air-shuttle service, anticipated by a cargo service that will connect corporates‘ logistic warehouses spread all over Italy.
About D3 Technologies
D3 Technologies is developing a digital, fail-safe Air Management System that enables Advanced Air Mobility to scale. This system organises air traffic over metropolitan areas and connecting corridors for air taxis and heavy cargo drones.