Quick Response: Successful Community Integration of Advanced Air Mobility

Advanced air mobility (AAM) includes the use of highly automated aircraft to transport passengers and cargo at lower altitudes.  Activities will likely include commercial inter-city travel, cargo delivery, public services, and private/recreational use. The initial ecosystem will utilize existing facilities (airports or heliports) but, in the future, new, dedicated facilities will likely be developed. ACRP and others are conducting research to help airports and communities understand the potential benefits, challenges, facility needs, and impacts of AAM activity. ACRP Project 03-50: An Airport-Centric Study of the Urban Air Mobility Market will assess potential impacts of AAM 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, regulators, and communities.   The objective of this research is to conduct a quick response effort to summarize the current state of the practice with regard to community, airport, and agency coordination relative to AAM activity and to recommend steps stakeholders can take to successfully integrate and benefit from AAM activity in their communities.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • 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:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Start Date: 20210818
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • 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 16 2021 3:16PM