Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S03-17. Airport Centric Advanced Air Mobility Market Study

Advanced air mobility (AAM) is a broad concept enabling consumers’ access to on-demand air mobility, cargo and package delivery, healthcare applications, and emergency services through an integrated and connected multimodal transportation network. However, a number of challenges may impact AAM's growth potential, such as the public acceptance of autonomous flight, the availability of departure and arrival stations, electric/hydrogen infrastructure, integration into airspace and with other modes of transportation, and competition with shared automated vehicles (SAVs) and other emerging transportation technologies. Several market studies have forecasted the demand and growth potential of various AAM submarkets (e.g., air taxi, airport shuttle, etc.), use cases (e.g., passenger mobility, goods delivery, emergency services, etc.), and geographies (e.g., urban, rural, etc.). Legacy or existing airports have unique opportunities and challenges when it comes to AAM and a key role to play. A synthesis is needed for existing airports that summarizes, compares, and contrasts existing AAM market studies. The objective of this research is to summarize, compare, and contrast existing AAM market studies, and analyze and identify research gaps for information that airports need. The audience for this report are airports, transportation planners, state and local governments, policy makers, and other key stakeholders.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S03-17

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

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

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Performing Organizations:

    RSG, Incorporated

  • Principal Investigators:

    Fowler, Mark

  • Start Date: 20220412
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01830025
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S03-17
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Dec 14 2021 2:20PM