So stellen sich NASA-Planer den zukünftigen Luftverkehr über den Metropolen vor. Flugzeuge mit Piloten sind mit einem gelben Kreis markiert, autonome Fluggeräte mit einem roten. Illustration: NASA

Commuting by small plane? Or get on an air taxi in Blankenese to quickly get to Fuhlsbüttel Airport? That could be the future of air traffic above the Elbe metropolis. Scientists at the Institute for Air Transport Systems of Hamburg Technical University (TUHH)  and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have recently presented a concept for urban air mobility over the Hanseatic city. The researchers led by Professor Volker Gollnick not only looked at the urban area itself, their study entailed the entire metropolitan region of Hamburg. This extends as far north as Dithmarschen and in the south as far as Lüchow-Dannenberg.

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