Over the past decade, significant step forwards have been made in technologies applicable to the aviation and automotive industries, enabling the development of advanced vehicles and aircrafts based on hybrid and electric propulsion systems. This has led several players and start-ups to develop drones and new type of vehicles capable of conducting complex operations in the air and in different environments (e.g. urban and rural). The number of these possible applications is continuously growing thanks to the companies and start-ups developing them and all together are creating a new sector commonly known as Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).
With Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) we identify the large family of applications based on manned or unmanned drones and eVTOLs (electrical/ hybrid vertical take-off and landing aircraft) that will offer innovative services for passengers and goods transportation, data and images collection and aerial works. This new sector is continuously growing thanks to the great interest coming from both industrial and public entities that recognize the great potential that these applications may have, disrupting the landscape of our cities and revolutionizing the way we move, bringing urban and intra-urban mobility to the third dimension.
These new services will potentially disrupt the way people move around cities, impacting significantly the urban mobility plans, therefore, there is the need to create solid national ecosystem that are capable of preparing their full scale introduction integrating the regional and local mobility plans, identifying new sets of regulations and requirements to ensure the safety of all citizens and developing required technologies in terms of vehicles, systems and infrastructures. To achieve this objective, coordinating a broad range of interested stakeholders, it is required the definition of a roadmap, a programmatic document that identifies clear steps, activities, responsibilities and targets to be reached over a set period of time. We have successfully supported international clients in their journey to reach such objectives through consolidated steps. These endeavors have resulted in identifying clear lessons learned that are key to the successful definition and implementation of a roadmap for the acceleration of a national ecosystem of Advanced Air Mobility.
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