Your questions, our answers

Find below answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

Fundamentally, AAM aircraft will provide three main pillars of services:
● Movement of people
● Movement of goods
● Air services for various sectors
Additionally, some of the use cases currently being studied by CAAM are as follows:
● Regional Air Mobility Including Trans-Border Services
● Emergency Services, Including Medevac and Critical Supply or Equipment Delivery
● Medevac
● Transportation of Time-Critical Supplies: Radioisotopes
● AAM Services for Underserved Northern Communities
● Airport Shuttle Services
● Air Metro Services
● Corporate and Business Aviation
● Tourism and Sight Seeing
● Personal Transportation
● Wildlife Tracking and Monitoring
● Coastline Monitoring and Conservation

Some of the main applications of AAM include airline style micro haul routes, air metro transit routes, on demand “air taxi” operations, airport shuttle services, and emergency services. As the technology matures and is deployed, new operational styles and applications will likely emerge, but based on the above, communities can expect to see multiple benefits from responsibly-integrated AAM:
● Reduced need for vehicle traffic within urban core
● Reduced emergency response times
● Increased range of access to the urban core
● Additional transportation demand management options
● Urgency-trip pairing with commuter transit
● Workforce development and economic opportunities
● Stronger connection of rural areas to urban opportunities
● Increased utility of General Aviation (GA) airport infrastructure
● Additional disaster response capabilities
● Increased decarbonization of transportation for lower in situ emissions
● Elimination of transportation deserts

CAAM will work with local municipalities and transportation providers to ensure that AAM demand and supply models are understood and studied to ensure ‘congestion shifting’ doesn’t occur with AAM. The experts in the transportation planning sector are providing insight on key routes that would replace conventional single passenger travel or routes that are currently uneconomical to serve with conventional ground transportation.

Through the economic research completed to date, there is a strong business case for AAM initiatives to be funded primarily via private capital. CAAM supports the P3 partnerships (Private-Public-Partnerships), which showcases the collaborative efforts between governments and private companies.

Transport Canada will be the sole regulator responsible for the requirements and regulations within the AAM sector in Canada. CAAM is working hand in hand with Transport Canada in expanding the existing regulations to ensure AAM operations maintain the high degree of safety and regulations. Currently, CAAM Is identifying how to build upon the Transport Canada base for flying remotely piloted aircraft systems up to 25 kilograms in Canada. For more information please visit: https://tc.canada.ca/en/aviation/drone-safety/flying-your-drone-safely-legally

As Advanced Air Mobility is emerging, it brings with it an opportunity to center equity and justice right from the beginning – co-writing the new transportation narrative of the future.

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Teara Fraser
Founder & CEO, Iskwew Air