German UAM Startup D3 Technologies partners with National Canadian Initiative on Advanced Air Mobility
May 6, 2021
Munich / Vancouver May 6th, 2021 – The German UAM startup D3 Technologies AG joined the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM) as a mastermind for Urban Air Traffic Control (ATC) definition and implementation in Canada. D3 is pioneering ATC automation with safety-critical data communications in the first Vancouver-based airspace modernization use case aimed at emergency medical transport. D3 develops a safe, automated deep-tech system, that creates digital roads (and road signs) in real time. The goal is to provide scalable air traffic control to enable automated flight. This will empower metro regions to open their airspace while safeguarding public interest and benefit.
Achim Kostron, CCO D3 Technologies AG: “We highly value the opportunity to incorporate Air Traffic Control best practices and the forward thinking of Advanced Air Mobility in a current, revenue generating project that will demonstrate proof of concept to regulators such as Nav Canada and unlock future use cases. The interdisciplinary partner models put together by CAAM will accelerate AAM worldwide! We are excited to be part of this progress and to enable regulators to evaluate the options of future urban air traffic control.”
Initiated and launched by Canadian Air Mobility and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), more than twenty partners are currently involved in the national effort. The CAAM stakeholders from government, industry, academia, and the investment community are developing a centralized AAM strategy for Canada which is based on a regional implementation model. CAAM’s goal is a zero-emission AAM transportation system in urban and rural communities for people, goods, and services.
JR Hammond, Executive Director of the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium (CAAM): “A scalable air traffic control solution will be essential for governments to benefit from AAM. We are looking for the air traffic control solution that has the highest probability of applying to an effective national framework. D3’s automated approach with high safety standards is a great opportunity for Canada. We are happy to have their capabilities and expertise onboard the Canadian AAM Master Plan Project as we strategize the first 20 years of AAM in Canada. D3 and CAAM are aligned on our thinking concerning approach and timeline.”
CAAM aims to reach complete zero emissions in BC operations by 2040.
About CAAM / Nav Canada:
Canadian Advanced Air Mobility (CAAM) is a Federal Not For Profit organization that acts as the catalyst for the new Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry. CAAM has partnered with over 50 organizations including industry, academia, private capital and all three levels of Canadian government to launch projects aimed at getting the AAM industry off the ground. Our goal is to create a national AAM strategy for Canada while implementing regionally relevant business use cases. CAAM was founded in partnership with Canada’s leading federal research and development organization, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). Together, CAAM and the NRC collaborate with canadian regulators Transport Canada and NAV Canada to create the clearest path for connecting Canada and the world through the future of flight.
About D3 Technologies AG:
D3 Technologies AG was founded in 2019 by CEO Corvin Huber in Munich, Germany. The deep tech startup is developing the only integrated traffic management system for urban aviation to date. The hardware/software solution with deterministic route planning and redundant safety levels assures the highest safety standards. It offers regions the success critical option to manage their skies in a socially acceptable manner. In addition to wellknown business angels such as Roby Stancel, investors in the startup include Vector Venture Capital, SEK Ventures (Flixbus), EIT KIC Urban Mobility (an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology) and Mutschler Ventures.