Urban Air Mobility (UAM), or its generalized version, Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), is an emerging aerial transportation approach that involves the operation of highly automated aircraft for a safe and efficient system to transport passengers or cargo at lower altitudes of airspace within urban, suburban, and exurban areas. UAM initiatives are advancing in many communities and will likely bring many societal changes.
The TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program's ACRP Research Report 243: Urban Air Mobility: An Airport Perspective provides a comprehensive examination of the emerging UAM industry, with a particular focus on its impacts and opportunities for airports.
Supplemental to the report are an Airport AAM Preparation Checklist and a UAM Airport Assessment Toolkit.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Urban Air Mobility: An Airport Perspective. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26899.
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||4-6|
|Chapter 2 - Market Assessment||7-21|
|Chapter 3 - Use Cases and Applications for Urban Air Mobility||22-27|
|Chapter 4 - Business Case and Implications for Airports||28-42|
|Chapter 5 - Impact Assessment and Opportunities for Urban Air Mobility||43-58|
|Chapter 6 - Planning Strategies for Integrating Urban Air Mobility into Airports||59-87|
|Chapter 7 - Airport Assessment Toolkit||88-95|
|Chapter 8 - Key Study Findings and Recommendations for Further Research||96-97|
|List of Acronyms and Abbreviations||98-99|
|Appendix - Federal Definitions||105-108|
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