Your AAM Vehicle Is Waiting at The Vertiport. Should You Board?

By Kilgore Bass | July 14, 2024

Vertiports will soon be as commonplace in the traveling public’s vernacular as airports are today.

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Climbing Aboard: What Will It Take for the Public to Trust and Accept AAM?

By Dave Clarke | July 7, 2024

Researchers conducted an online survey of 573 people who were presented with 13 hypotheses regarding trust and customer-perceived value. The study revealed that functional value – what an offer does – proved to be the best indicator of whether or not AAM will find acceptance. Other values – emotional and social – also affected people’s trust in technology overall.

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Power Zone: Vertiports Will Need to Amp Up Their Electric Grids

By Dave Clarke | June 16, 2024

For advanced air mobility (AAM) to advance rapidly, these facilities will need the ability to provide electricity, perhaps in the form of microgrids, to facilitate rapid, easily accessible charging.

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Gaming the System: Rolling the Dice on AAM Infrastructure Investments —Public-Private Partnerships or State-Funded

By Dave Clarke | June 12, 2024

When we think of commercial aviation today, we see a public-private business model that has evolved over the past 100 or so years. The public sector provides and operates the airports and air traffic management systems and private enterprise pay fees to use that infrastructure to provide air travel and cargo services to the public.…

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Urban Planners: Consider This Urban Air Mobility Geospatial Decision-Support Tool to Help Decide Where Advanced Air Mobility Operators and Regulators Should Build Drone Ports

By Dave Clarke | June 23, 2024 | Comments Off on Urban Planners: Consider This Urban Air Mobility Geospatial Decision-Support Tool to Help Decide Where Advanced Air Mobility Operators and Regulators Should Build Drone Ports

Earlier in 2024, a team of scientists from Aalto University and the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute conducted a study which, they hoped, might bring some clarity and guidance regarding where best to locate drone ports. They limited their study to uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) whose diameter was less than 3 meters. The team, Miloš N.…

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