Multi-governance of UAM

Date & time:

9 July, 2024 at 0900 EST




ICAO hosted a first discussion on multi-level governance of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in August 2023 (recording available here). As a follow-up, this webinar aims to highlight the different levels of governance needed for the integration of eVTOLs in urban environments and reflect on the advancements made so far. Speakers are invited to discuss the cooperation between UAM actors for decision-making and more inclusive governance models in support of safe and sustainable urban air mobility.




Ms. Franziska Biermann, Head of Division “Cluster Policy” – City of Hamburg


Franziska Biermann is a senior economist and Head of the Division “Cluster Policy” at the Hamburg Ministry of Economy and Innovation (BWI). Before, she was a researcher at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).









Ms. Reem Al Saffar, Senior Manager of the Aerodromes Section – United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority


​Reem Al Saffar is a seasoned aviation professional currently serving as Senior Manager of the Aerodromes Section at the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority. In this pivotal role, she oversees the safety oversight and certification of international and domestic airports, heliports, helidecks, and vertiports. Additionally, she manages Rescue & Fire-Fighting services, airport emergency plans, airport development projects, and handles the formulation, and implementation of national aerodrome regulations. Notably, she also spearheaded the publication of the first national regulation on vertiports, demonstrating a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of safety and operational excellence in the aviation sector.




Mr. Matthew Land, Government Relations and Public Policy – Eve Air Mobility


Matthew Land leads Government Relations and Public Policy for Eve Air Mobility focused on issues at the federal, state, and local level throughout the United States while providing strategic political support globally. Eve is an independent company that recently spun off from Embraer and dedicated to accelerating the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem through an advanced electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (eVTOL) project, a comprehensive global services and support network, and a unique air traffic management solution. He has worked in various capacities in politics for more than fifteen years including working on campaigns and as a lobbyist before municipalities throughout Florida and before the Florida Legislature.



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