At the AAM Institute, we believe one of the most important ways to achieve public trust is to start with public awareness. The vast majority of people still do not know what Advanced Air Mobility is, let alone the component parts of eVTOL aircraft and vertiport landing infrastructure. If you're an AAM enthusiast, consider picking up one of these hats to wear around your neighborhood, invite questions, and help spread the good word about this exciting new field of aviation!
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A neighborhood place for vertical takeoff. These are the necessary infrastructure required for eVTOL flights. Vertiport is the baseline size while Vertistop is the condensed version and Vertihub is the expanded version that includes Maintenance.
An acronym standing for electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing. Essentially, they are scaled-up drones, now large enough for human passengers.
To be clear, eVTOLs are very different from helicopters because they have zero operational emissions, do not contribute to noise pollution as much, and are safer through redundancy.
An acronym standing for Beyond Visual Line Of Sight. Today, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) require either direct pilot eyes-on or support by a Visual Observer (VO) but to maximize efficiency we need to achieve safe BVLOS operations.
LOS, the root acronym, is the foundation for the aviation principle of 'see & avoid' for safe deconfliction.
This emerging industry was originally referred to as Urban Air Mobility (UAM) but soon it was evident that this nomenclature was limited to intra-city use cases so it represents that subset of advanced air mobility (AAM).
Regional Air Mobility (RAM) aims to transport people and goods between more distant communities that are otherwise too inconvenient to drive or impractical to fly commercially. RAM can contribute most to zero emission goals.
Alternative expression for Advanced Air Mobility, first coined in Europe.
While UAM and RAM are subsets of AAM based on the scope of operations, IAM doesn't appear to have a distinct use.
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It essentially means a new kind of computer that can defeat modern encryption.
No, real estate property rights do not extend indefinitely into the airspace above. Still, overflight may still constitute trespass, harassment, or invasion of privacy so speak up about such concerns to local authorities.
First, at single occupancy, EVs are comparable to traditional Internal Combustion Engine cars at full occupancy so carpooling is still very important if your goal is to minimize carbon footprint. Next, comparing single occupancy across eVTOL and EV it's easier to compare directly with specific models of eVTOL at 50 mile range, for example. EVs average around around 400 Wh / passenger mile.
A) KH Heaviside was actually on track to be twice as efficient as the average EV but that program is no longer active.
B) Joby 5-seater: 800 Wh / passenger mile
C) Archer Maker: 900 Wh / passenger mile
D) Beta Alia-250: 1200 Wh / passenger mile
E) Lilium Jet: 2400 Wh / passenger mile (note that for trips exceeding 150 miles, efficiency should reach around 1300 Wh / passenger mile overall).
The trade-off for supporting adoption of eVTOLs alongside EVs (which are approximately 2-6 times more efficient than eVTOLs for trips around 50 miles distance) is that eVTOLs can reach time-sensitive destinations more reliably than EVs because they are not constrained by heavy traffic delays, road closures, trains or natural disasters like floods or storms that block streets. The air ambulance use case is particularly compelling. The golden hour to reach a victim and get them back to a hospital is plainly harder to achieve if we rely exclusively on ground based ambulances.
And eVTOL as Air Medical Service programs as compared to conventional helicopter air ambulance aka MedEvac will be approximately 6x cheaper so hospitals should phased out their conventional helicopter fleet and purchase 6 eVTOL air ambulances for every new helicopter that they would have acquired otherwise. Think about how many more lives we could save with 6x as many air ambulances available at a hospital for immediate dispatch.
Original Author Credit: Venkat Viswanathan
For Full Article: https://venkvis.medium.com/energy-efficiency-of-flying-cars-662bcf2662a
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A) Unsung Hero – Awarded to a more senior individual who exemplifies selfless dedication to the advancement of emerging aviation technology. Please think carefully about ongoing contributions that do not make headlines but are critical to the mission.
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