What is AAM?
AAM describes the future of aviation
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is the evolution of air transportation created by an ecosystem of new technologies allowing people, goods, and services to move within urban and regional areas safely.
Aviation fuels today consume significant amounts of carbon. AAM aircraft are being powered with electricity or hydrogen, lowering the carbon footprint of taking your next flight.
Flights today have a pilot on board the aircraft to ensure everyone is safe, although much of the flight control is done by a computer. With lots of testing, pilots can ensure the same level of safety from the ground as they can today in the aircraft.
Airports today are key places for international travel, but require lots of space to land and shorter trips are expensive. AAM vehicles use new technologies that make it easier to take off and land in smaller spaces, at a lower cost. These changes are unlocking new ways for moving people and cargo between points, and airports are adapting already.
Controlling many aircraft in the sky safely is incredibly complex. Our communications networks are improving in speed, consistency, and security every day, allowing air traffic controllers to consider how safety can be maintained as more aircraft take to the skies.
Building aircraft takes a lot of time, people, and resources to ensure safety in all conditions. New designs and processes for building vehicles of all types are allowing aircraft to be built with the same safety standards faster, with new materials and designs, at lower costs.
We’re working towards an industy that is.…
Above all else, for all people involved.
Travel more easily at a fraction of the cost
Using quieter, zero emission aircraft
Connecting people underserved by transportation
Unlock new routes between communities
Micro Air Mobility
Range: 25 km
Small aircraft are already beginning to help today. Uses include emergency search and rescue or blood delivery, to middle or last mile courier services, and even safety assessments of large structures such as bridges and roads.
InDro Robotics Wayfinder
The Wayfinder is designed by InDro Robotics and is built for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) cargo shipping. Throughout 2020, it was transporting medical supplies to Penelakut Island, working closely with the First Nations Health Authority to provide COVID test kits for remote communities.
Drone / Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)
AAM and 5G: Can AAM help 5G progress and vice-versa?
November 1, 2022
Yes, Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) can help 5G progress while 5G helps AAM progress. And that can happen in more ways than one—mainly by creating a greener, more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future. AAM and 5G: How can they help progress each other? Even though there’s still no definitive answer on how AAM and 5 G’s relationship will pan out, there are indications that they can integrate to make a better tomorrow infrastructurally. And that’s because of their relation with Regional Air Mobility (RAM). […] in many parts of the world, mobile service has outstripped existing electricity grid infrastructure. In […]
AAM use cases: Ambulance
October 25, 2022
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is extremely important to air ambulances because AAM aircraft come in all shapes and sizes. Today, air ambulances, especially in urban centres, are restricted to helicopters—those big, noisy, pollutants aircraft. AAM aims to change that. And with time, AAM will unequivocally change that. Helijet and BC Emergency Health Services’ Air Ambulance Helijet is one of the largest providers of air medical services in Western Canada. British Columbia Emergency Health Services’ Air Ambulance contracted Helijet in 1998. Since then, the company has provided air ambulance services using its Sikorsky S76 helicopter. Helijet’s commitment to air medical transport […]
AAM use cases: Regional Connectivity
October 18, 2022
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) still has a long way to go, especially when talking about Urban Air Mobility (UAM). The aircraft utilizing the cities’ air space to fly demands many new regulations and safety procedures, and adding the uncrewed—Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)—VTOLs and STOLs only complicate the situation. But, there’s a way of fast-tracking the future: Regional Air Mobility (RAM) and retrofitting. Harbour Air and Retrofitting The reasons why retrofitting can fast-track the future of AAM are mainly two: proof-of-concept and simplification. Starting with the latter, undoubtedly, one of the biggest challenges AAM faces is the necessary new regulations. […]
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