We are delighted to introduce you to the MAIA project, short for “Multimodal Access for Intelligent Airports.” As we unveiled our website, we invite you to embark on a journey into the future of aviation and airport access. MAIA envisions a transformative landscape where Connected and Autonomous Mobility (CCAM) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) services seamlessly integrate with airport infrastructure and various access modes. Through the power of AI tools and digital twins, we are shaping an era where evidence-based decisions drive passenger experience enhancement, increased capacity, and sustainability in European aviation.

About the MAIA Project:

MAIA’s primary mission is to develop a comprehensive set of data analytics and modeling tools that will support the design and implementation of multimodal airport access solutions. These solutions are centred around two groundbreaking passenger mobility innovations: shared autonomous vehicle fleets and unmanned aerial vehicle fleets. MAIA’s toolkit will continuously monitor and predict passenger behaviour shifts resulting from these innovations, optimize vehicle dispatching during multimodal disruptions, and recommend strategic vertiport locations. By doing so, we aim to maximize the contributions of these mobility innovations to the European aviation sector’s competitiveness and sustainability.

MAIA’s Specific Objectives:

Identifying Opportunities and Risks: We will explore the opportunities and risks associated with passenger mobility innovations within the context of multimodal airport access.

MAIA-Engine: Our toolset for passenger-centric design and implementation of innovative multimodal airport access services will be developed, complete with new methods and tools for predicting passenger behavior.

MAIA-CCAM: This vehicle dispatching tool will support the operation of Shared Autonomous Vehicle (SAV) fleets in airport access, mitigating the impacts of multimodal disruptions.

MAIA-UAM: We will create a vertiport site selection framework to facilitate the implementation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services in airport access. This framework will balance passenger experience, capacity, and environmental sustainability.

Join Us at Upcoming Events:

As we embark on this exciting journey, we invite you to meet the MAIA project team at two upcoming events:

Tomorrow Mobility World Congress (7-9 November 2023 – Barcelona): Join us at this prestigious event where industry executives, government leaders, and global experts converge to address transportation challenges. MAIA will be present, offering a unique opportunity to learn about our innovative approaches.

SESAR Innovation Days 2023 (27-30 November 2023 – Seville): Hosted by the University of Seville at the Faculty of Engineering, this event is a hub for aviation and air traffic management innovation. MAIA will actively participate, sharing insights into our research and innovation.


Project Coordinator – Ines Peirats ines.peirats@nommon.es

Dissemination Manager – Manon Coyne mcoyne@polisnetwork.eu