Advance Air Mobility has a new advocate – the NBAA
Imagine that you have to attend a high-level meeting across the city in 30 minutes. The traffic is extremely congested and barely making any forward progress, which means you are not going to make it to that meeting…..until you call an eVTOL.
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is a new concept of air transportation that utilizes eVTOLs - electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - that move people and cargo between places not easily served by existing surface transportation. The highly automated, unpiloted eVTOLs will help alleviate congestion in cities and suburbs.
“On-demand air mobility offers tremendous opportunities, especially for business aviation,” said National Business Aviation Association President and CEO Ed Bolen. The NBAA has recently announced its initiative to create a new AAM Roundtable. This forum will offer high-level policy planning with AAM leaders and lay the ground work for integrating AAM technologies into the U.S. airspace and infrastructure.
In a statement released by the NBAA on May 3, 2021, “The NBAA AAM Roundtable will provide a voice for original equipment manufacturers developing eVTOL vehicles and other systems, with regard to airport access, airspace management, local community engagement and other critical priorities.”
AAM Roundtable meetings are planned throughout the year, and companies interested in participating are encouraged to contact NBAA Senior Vice President, Government Affairs Christa Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org.