Governance & finance

Create a sustainable UTM ecosystem

Implement a long-term UTM solution with sustainable governance and finance models

Understand the value of a U-space ecosystem and understand the underlying governance and finance models. Our experts and partners can help you to set up governance and finance models for the implementation of U-space.

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1. Governance models

To establish U-space airspace as a competent authority, you need to have a thorough understanding of mandatory and optional services that can be delivered within the airspace, the various architectures that can be set up and the decisions that need to be made on the possible governance and finance models. AirHub Consultancy can help to set up the basis for the governance of U-space. 

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2. Finance models

Developing finance models for U-space is of paramount importance, especially in the context of CAAs and ANSPs. These models provide a structured and sustainable approach to budgeting and resource allocation for the implementation and ongoing operation of U-space services. CAAs play a pivotal role in overseeing and regulating U-space activities, ensuring safety, and coordinating various stakeholders. This, in turn, ensures the reliable funding of U-space projects, promotes transparency, and helps CAAs fulfill their crucial role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of U-space operations while also supporting the development of the U-space ecosystem.

Together with our partners, we can help you to ensure a (financially) sustainable U-space implementation together with governance models. 

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3. Policy development

At AirHub, in collaboration with partners like PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), we guide policymakers through every stage of the process. We understand the intricate balance between fostering innovation and addressing concerns regarding privacy, noise pollution, and airspace congestion. Our comprehensive approach takes into account the unique requirements of your region and industry, tailoring policies that facilitate growth, minimize risks, and provide confidence.

Besides policy development, we offer ongoing support to policymakers, including training workshops, stakeholder engagement, and continuous monitoring and evaluation of implemented policies. 


Use cases

LVNL is currently looking at their role in the unmanned aviation industry. While today's operations in controlled airspace are limited by...
LVNL is currently examining their role in the unmanned aviation industry, particularly for U-space. With the European U-space legislation...
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As demo leader for Rotterdam, AirHub worked closely with the Port of Rotterdam Authority in order to successfully perform...

Webinar: Preparing for U-Space

Drones have the potential to greatly benefit the European and global economies. The recent implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/664 on a regulatory framework for U-space is expected to encourage the development of drone-based services that can contribute to this potential.

From designation and establishment to oversight and enforcement

Supporting governments and ANSPs in Unmanned Traffic Management!

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Consultancy support

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Our regulatory and operational experts can help you prepare and implement U-space airspace.