The Institute will continually engage with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and citizens throughout the world to provide education and honest assessments regarding the state of AAM in their community. Through the Society for Zero Emission & Equitable Mobility, we are committed to ensuring that AAM is both sustainable & affordable in a way that the benefits of this new ecosystem are shared in accordance with the Net Zero CO2 Emission goal and the spirit of the Justice40 Initiative. We are building a Multi-stakeholder Initiative (MSI) to advocate for fair policies & practices through the Public Trust Initiative (PTI).
The emerging ecosystem of Advanced Air Mobility will have profound impact on people around the world starting in just a few short years. The Public Trust Initiative (PTI) is an MSI to drive international consensus around a ‘code of ethics.' Through the PTI, OEMs commit to upholding human rights throughout the AAM supply chain and operations regardless of what may be otherwise allowed by local host nation laws. Often, in the interest of maximizing profits, multi-national corporations seek to cut costs in each new market so if local law doesn't require a certain practice then that is a tempting solution despite the foreseeable impact to local citizens. Our proactive approach is aimed at mitigating human rights infringement before they occur. In this way, we not only help keep people safe, we can help to protect their rights and provide the foundational arguments to more effectively advocate for themselves.
We only have one planet and regardless of personal opinions on the extent to which society is contributing to climate change, there is scientific consensus that aviation CO2 emissions is not helping. ICAO is spearheading a long-term aspirational goal to not just offset emissions but to collectively reach near zero levels within the next 30 years. Regional Air Mobility utilizing electric batteries, sustainable aviation fuel, or hydrogen fuel can help reduce the impact of inter-city commercial flights and Urban Air Mobility can help reduce the impact of intra-city automobile traffic. Together, the Advanced Air Mobility Institute is eager to promote efforts to achieve this overarching goal.
The White House US national goal to allocate at least 40% of certain investment flow to historically underserved communities, especially those burdened by environmental pollution. Advanced Air Mobility can not only help to reduce harmful air pollution and avoid annoying noise pollution, it can provide an alternative means of transportation to neighborhoods that otherwise do not have access to high paying jobs. Strategically and equitably placed vertiport infrastructure can open up new economic opportunities. Finally, we are committed to champion affordability so that the advantages are not exclusively enjoyed by the wealthy elite.
Through close coordination with eVTOL operators we promote transparency in AAM.
The Society for Zero Emission & Equitable Mobility (SocZEEM) is a collaboration among local governments to share best practices, brainstorm new innovative uses of AAM technology, and maintain accountability to reduce our carbon footprint while also providing equitable transportation options. At the AAM Institute, we believe that Accessibility is a call to build this new ecosystem in a way that contemplates everyone from the outset, including disabled citizens.
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