Illustration of a soon-to-built vertiport by Skyportz Australia

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

A systemic risk analysis seeks to discover the potential dangers passengers will face when their vertiport is integrated within an airport setting and proposes a plan to mitigate them.

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

Read More
The word "Trust" in skywriting

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

Show me the value!

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.

Read More

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….

Read More

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

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.

Read More
Public Private Partnership written on a clear see-thru board

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

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….

Read More

Size Matters: Optimizing Your Advanced Air Mobility Air Taxi Fleet to Meet Scheduling and Traffic Demands

Dresden Researchers Show How to Optimize AAM Fleet Management

A Dozen (Trips) a Day x Optimal Travel Routes = Profitability for AAM Operators

Read More