Government/Regulators

Droneports: Will Society Develop a NIMBY Approach?

EU Researchers propose a plan to ease the planning and development of landing and launch sites

Researchers in Finland, funded by the EU, are proposing a multi-stakeholder approach to smoothly integrate UAVs and their launch and liftoff sites into the Baltic region.

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Map of Liverpool, UK proposing where to position drones for optimal crime prevention.

Drones: Split Personalities with the Power to Good or Evil

Agencies, educators, and private enterprise are leading way to bring a ‘positive spin’ to the work rotor-driven drones do.

Stay tuned, we are changing our name to AAM Today (AAM.Today) in the coming weeks.   There is a drone coming to a location near you soon – if, in fact, one hasn’t already done so. In 2021, U.S. retail behemoth, Walmart, in partnership with Zipline, under a special exemption granted by the U.S. Federal…

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Call It K-UAM

Incheon, South Korea plans to integrate UAM

Incheon’s mayor, Jeong-bok Yoo, is spearheading an initiative to prepare, adapt, and integrate urban air mobility into the fabric of this metropolis of roughly 3 million people. The city has published the Advanced Air Mobility Concept of Operations for Incheon Metropolitan City. The 46-page pamphlet lays out the city’s vision to bring UAM online by…

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The urban skies will require robust urban traffic management (UTM)

UTM for UAM: Avoiding an eVTOL carmaggedon in the sky

Stay tuned: We are changing our name to AAM Today (aam.today) in the weeks ahead.

When our eVTOLs, crewed or uncrewed, take to the urban skies in our eVTOLs, it won’t be Tinkerbell our instruments will be looking to avoid hitting. NASA’s February 2024 report, “Computing Proximity to Threat Along Uncertain Trajectory to Support Urban Air Mobility,” identifies the complex, challenging environment that aircraft operators, urban traffic management (UTM) system…

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6 Things the State of Illinois Needs to Do to Advance AAM

The ‘Land of Lincoln’ charts a course toward Advanced Air Mobility

Home to nearly 9,000,000 people, metropolitan Chicago is, theoretically, an urban air mobility (UAM) air taxi operator’s dream. Or at least it would be, were it not for Chicago’s brutally cold winters. Winter temperatures average at, or just above, freezing during the day and -5°C (about 20-25°F) at night. And, then there’s the wind. In…

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Eyes wide shut -- bad eVTOL pilot. Bad pilot.

Urban Air Mobility Will Stretch Pilot Fatigue Management in New Ways

Short-haul, multiple takeoffs and landings per day, and revolutionary, new eVTOL technologies will test pilot’s resilience in radically new ways.

Imagine yourself a taxi driver in New York City, London, Berlin, or Tokyo; dozens, maybe hundreds of trips in an 8-, 10-, maybe even 12-hour day. You’re doing what you can, as the movie Cabaret song said, to “earn a mark, a yen, a buck, or a pound.” Now, flash-forward to 2027 or 2030 and…

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