UAE and Chinese companies have partnered together to innovate transportation systems in UAE and Africa. Monarch Holding and Ehang Holdings are up to developing eco-friendly air transport for passengers and cargo in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This eco-friendly air transportation includes electric-powered drones and air crafts known as Air Taxis Dubai in the region.
Aims of this Collaboration
There are different aims of this UAE and Chinese collaboration to bring Air Taxis Dubai. The goals are as follows:
- Manufacturing of electric and eco-friendly planes and drones.
- Regulating Command-and-Control centre to manage air transportation.
- Infrastructure of vertiports
- Management of air Service facilities
- Providing training and qualification
- Innovation of infrastructure and economic system of UAE.
Benefits of Air Taxis Dubai
Dubai is continuously growing and attracting a large number of people from around the world. It is creating difficulty in the transportation system in Dubai where heavy traffic on roads, traffic fines and paying for parking is a problems.
Not only will Air Taxis Dubai provide an effecient transportation system to the individuals, but it will also improve the economy of the UAE. By using this modern aviation system in UAE, businesses can promote their products to diverse markets. They can move the goods to several sales outlets, ports, and airports to enhance local as well as foreign trade.
This collaboration will expand to other local organizations to build a modernised infrastructure for vertiports and AI-supported autonomous flight management systems. It will help Dubai to innovate its AI-powered eco-friendly aviation system. This programme is initiated in Abu Dhabi first. Then, it will proceed to other states in UAE.
Words from Officials
The Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) talked about advancement in UAE. He said, “Abu Dhabi is focusing on knowledge-based, innovation-driven economic sectors. The industrial strategy is a major factor in achieving our objectives as its programmes aim to enhance and adopt methods and technologies of industry 4.0, circular economy, talent development, ecosystem enablement, homegrown supply chain, and value chain development.”
While talking about this UAE and China partnership to introduce air taxis in Dubai, he said, “This partnership reflects the high level of our infrastructure for advanced and smart industries and developed legislative and regulatory frameworks in the emirate, which provides an attractive environment for innovations and investments in advanced industries and technological transformation.
Hussain Ali Alomaeirah, Founder and Chairman of Monarch Holding (one of the partners of Air Taxis Dubai), said, “This venture will support the future of the transportation sector in Abu Dhabi in line with the government vision to enhance the fundamentals of the smart city. It provides a new cargo and passenger transportation concept, utilising advanced technologies, artificial intelligence, and sustainable energy with zero carbon emissions.”
He further added, “Monarch is establishing partnerships with the world’s best manufacturer of electric aircraft, and a designer and consulting company for urban air mobility, which develops and operates the most advanced UAM systems in the world.”
As a result of this collaboration to bring a modern aviation system, UAE will become the smartest country in the world. It will help passengers and goods to be transported via vertiports, electric-powered air drones and aircraft. Moreover, this partnership is going to be eco-friendly by reducing the use of fuel-powered transportation.