AIAA Statement on White House Summit on Advanced Air Mobility Written 3 August 2022


August 3, 2022 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Executive Director Dan Dumbacher made the following statement:

“On behalf of the 30,000 professional and student members of AIAA, we applaud the Biden Administration for holding the White House Advanced Air Mobility Summit (#WHAAMSummit) today. We were pleased to be part of this important event, joining other key stakeholders from the advanced air mobility (AAM) community.

AAM could embody the single greatest transformation for aviation business, science, and policy – and public perceptions – since the emergence of mainstream commercial aviation in the mid-20th century. With clear operational guidelines, regulations, and standards for accommodating and incorporating autonomy, we see a thriving integrated urban and regional airspace in the next decade. The benefits of autonomy will enhance safety for everyone and enable capabilities we are only just imagining.

The Institute is committed to bringing the aerospace technical community together – including industry executives, researchers, academicians, and government officials – to facilitate the needed technology development and to objectively address business and policy issues in AAM. It’s one of our priority Domain topics and our new AAM Task Force is already working on such matters.

AIAA encourages the executive branch to continue its leadership on AAM, working closely with our elected officials, so we all can realize the potential of this emerging industry sector.”

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