Innovation Project- a feasibility study for the northern Frisia


AIRCONNECT-NF 


Overall Goal of the feasibility study

The former military airfield Leck extends over a total of 322 hectares over three neighbouring communities (Leck, Tinningstedt and Klixbüll). The test site in Leck offers a value-adding and meaningful re-use for the rural area in the north of Germany. The motivation for the project results from the protected coastal region rich in energy and offering a variety of energy resources. These are to be used useful and ecologically in the northern region, opened and used by new markets. Due to these large quantities of renewable energies, especially wind power, various projects have been launched in the region to deal with the use and storage of electricity. Electromobility on the road is a crucial component.

Now the competence is to be extended to the field of civil aviation expecting enormous value creation potentials for the region of northern of Germany. In addition, completely new ecosystems can develop around the individual but also the public air mobility in rural areas with Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)/Air taxis.

17 Goals for a Better World and a Sustainable North Frisia

 

The feasibility study pursues the Agenda 2030 - 17 goals for sustainable development. You can find more information at:

 

https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html

Our 11 goals


What is being researched?

The project and the feasibility study offers above all contributions and initial insights into new approaches to use and application potentials of UAS/air taxis as an innovative aviation concept for sustainable, ecological E-mobility in the northern German airspace over the sea. Furthermore, the potential for cooperation with the neighbouring country Denmark for a common basis for a cross-border deployment of UAS/air taxis is to be worked out. 

In addition, the study is to describe the use of air taxis for medical purposes and for the emergency supply or transport of medicine and doctors in the offshore area, on the islands and Halligen (small offshore islands). For example, insights into the protection and safety of offshore personnel with the use of a flying taxi at sea or in the case of an accident or sea rescue are to be presented. The use of UAS and air taxis is also intended to create equal living conditions for the people living in the countryside. A local and comprehensive medical care with a functioning and efficient hospital, including emergency and rescue services, is not available in the immediate vicinity for people living on the Halligen and islands in the northern Germany. 


The Area of operations in Schleswig-holstein

On the map you can see the district of North Frisia with Leck and the surrounding municipalities as a possible area of operation for electric taxis in blue flight routes and UAS with red markings. Due to its proximity to the coast, the islands and Halligen as well as neighbouring Denmark, there is a great need for flights. Currently, the ranges for the flight chart are determined and worked out. 


Overview of the work packages


Economic Utilization planning:

The results of this project should contribute to the creation of framework conditions for E-aviation in the coastal region of North Frisia. The future implementation of E-aviation and E-mobility opens new opportunities for the region and can thereby increase the region's economic efficiency and create quality jobs in the future. The region offers great potential for acting as a model region and should serve as a model example for other municipalities. Cross-border cooperation with Danish partners is intended to offer added developmental value in this project in order to exchange mutual competences and jointly develop them further.