Farnborough International and Royal Aeronautical Society China agree to drive collaboration


Farnborough International and Royal Aeronautical Society’s China Representative Office (RAeS China) have signed a memorandum of understanding.

The agreement will see the two organisations “drive collaboration” between the European and Chinese AAM sectors and share insight at both Farnborough International’s Global Urban & Advanced Air Summit (GUAAS) Asia  and RAeS China’s AAM International Conference (AAMIC).

Julian MacCormac, honorary president of RAeS China, said: “This exciting new area of aerial mobility has the potential to transform the way we move around cities and urban clusters. Sharing progress and aligning regulation across regions is essential to enabling this. The collaboration between GUAAS Asia and AAMIC 2023 will help create more opportunities to bring together academia, industry and regulators to support development in this field.”

GUAAS said it is recognised as one of the leading AAM and eVTOL business events and its Asia instalment has been developed to connect the GUAAS community with new audiences in the APAC region. As part of the strategy, GUAAS will be hosting a webinar session at the upcoming AAMIC 2023, an annual event organised by the RAeS China.

Gareth Rogers, CEO of Farnborough International, said: “Asia has the capability and drive to be at the forefront of the global AAM market, but there needs to be more cooperation between industry leaders and regulators to make this a reality. We are proud to be partnering with RAeS China on GUAAS Asia and AAMIC 2023 to ensure that we provide high-level international thought leadership and promotion to both platforms, acting as a catalyst for collaboration for the APAC region.”