Quick Response for Special Needs. Task 43. Successful Community Inclusion in Advanced Air Mobility

Advanced air mobility (AAM) includes the use of new aircraft types to transport passengers and cargo at lower altitudes. Activities will likely include commercial regional and urban air mobility (UAM) travel, cargo delivery, public services, and private/recreational use. The initial ecosystem will utilize new and existing facilities (airports or heliports and existing applicable routes). In the future, new, dedicated facilities and routes will likely be developed. ACRP and other entities are conducting research to help airports and communities understand the potential benefits, challenges, facility needs, and impacts of AAM-related activity. ACRP Project 03-50, "An Airport-Centric Study of the Urban Air Mobility Market" will assess potential impacts of UAM at airports and help them understand potential opportunities and planning considerations. ACRP will also be hosting an Insight Event in early 2022 that will cover on-demand aviation services for passengers and goods. Yet the very nature of AAM and the high degree of uncertainty relative to its adoption require robust coordination and planning among airports, agencies, and communities. It is recognized that community inclusion will be critical in the successful implementation and integration of AAM. The objective of this research is to develop a primer for coordination of community, airport, and applicable agencies relative to AAM activity and to recommend steps to successfully integrate AAM activity in their communities.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-02, Task 43

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Navarette, Joseph

  • Performing Organizations:

    Mead & Hunt, Incorporated

    Lansing, MI  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Thompson, Maranda

  • Start Date: 20220330
  • Expected Completion Date: 20231031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01779207
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-02, Task 43
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 18 2021 9:24AM