SESAR JU project keeps an ear to the ground about urban air mobility
With the emergence of operations in low-level airspace comes the need to address society’s attitudes, expectation and concerns to this new type of air traffic. To that end, the SESAR JU DACUS project conducted a survey in 2020-21 to gain a better understanding of public perceptions of drone operations and the extent to which concerns could potentially impact unmanned flight operations in urban areas.
The survey results reveal a relatively positive attitude by respondents towards drone operations and a recognition of the benefits in having services provided by drones in everyday life. However, the results also flagged up concerns about noise, safety and privacy considerations. These impressions match similar studies performed at the time of this survey.