Advancing Air Mobility in Illinois

Advanced air mobility (AAM) aims at transferring passengers and goods between urban, local, regional, and intraregional areas using groundbreaking aircraft technology. The objective of this project is to provide Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and policymakers with a clear picture of the potential for AAM service in Illinois, and the opportunities it might provide for mobility and economic development in the State. This includes identifying and quantifying likely technological developments, with detailed assessment of application domains and use cases with significance to Illinois, along with potential impacts and deployment challenges of AAM. This assessment will provide the basis for policy recommendations aimed at advancing the development and deployment of AAM, encouraging and directing its future development, while identifying areas where regulatory intervention might be needed. The ultimate goal is to help Illinois to leverage existing public and private resources so as to play a leading role in the future development of AAM and benefit from its likely economic development benefits. The scope of work will include a review of the current state of development of AAM, analyses of the capabilities, business models, demand and broader impacts of AAM, and a final report including findings and recommendations for IDOT.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $462500
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Mahmassani, Hani

    • Start Date: 20210901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240131
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01780906
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-241
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 31 2021 11:12AM