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Abu Dhabi signs MoU with Groupe ADP to Further AAM

Abu Dhabi signs MoU with Groupe ADP to Further AAM

Abu Dhabi Airports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French engineering and operations company Groupe ADP to explore and further the potential of advanced air mobility (AAM) in Abu Dhabi. 

The partnership will see both parties engage in the joint planning, design, development and operation of ground infrastructure for AAM in Abu Dhabi.

The MoU was signed at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo, which took place between 1 and 3 November, and saw Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, and Philippe Martinet, Managing Director of Groupe ADP Airport Services, seal the deal. 

“We are excited to partner with industry-leading Groupe ADP to explore the potential of introducing AAM to Abu Dhabi. This new system integrates flight technologies with transformational aircraft designs which utilize electric power to hover, take off, and land vertically, enabling sustainability in air transport for both passengers and cargo,” said Al Dhaheri. “This agreement is a testament to our commitment to lead Advanced Air Mobility by collaborating with partners to deliver innovation and technology that drives efficiency, convenience and most importantly, sustainability.”

“We are proud to enter this partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports to collaborate on building the AAM roadmap and accelerating the development of the necessary infrastructure in Abu Dhabi,” added Martinet. “With our hands-on experience in the Paris region today, and our deep understanding of the industry, its infrastructure and operational challenges, we will be supporting Abu Dhabi Airports in laying the ground for AAM service implementation.”