With an eye toward the future, the Institute promotes educational, financial, and operational security. We will rally decision makers to invest in youth STEM education and encourage OEMs to implement proactive cybersecurity measures well before the dawn of cryptographically-relevant quantum computers. AAM is designed to more quickly transport people and goods but a failure to allocate resources to Security will jeopardize reliability and eliminate time savings. In fact, we are the catalyst behind necessary amendments to the UN treaties on Aircraft Hijacking. Finally, to better understand the monetary impact of AAM, we are launching the Center for AAM Financial Security & Economic Research (CAFSER).
The STEM Collaboratory brings together key resources and partners together who are committed to inspiring the youth of today to build the technologies of tomorrow. Advanced Air Mobility needs bright thinkers who are masters of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This new aviation ecosystem will push the known boundaries of Cybersecurity, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Aerospace Engineering. Prior to AAM, some experts were already projecting a 60,000 pilot shortage and a 10,000 engineer shortage by 2030. In the beginning, eVTOL flights will require new pilots on board, which will exacerbate this shortage. Eventually, those flights will be remotely piloted and one day even fully autonomous. However, the need for strong STEM skills remains throughout.
Beyond pilots for eVTOLs and UAS drones, the industry needs brilliant cybersecurity experts to protect the aviation & navigation systems; creative computer programmers to develop the AI that runs efficient individual flights but also orchestrates safe traffic management in the aggregate; diligent aviation mechanics to mitigate failures before they occur; and exceptional engineers to create systems for seamless integration into our daily lives. Knowledge is power and Advanced Air Mobility needs you.
At the AAM Institute, we're developing key relationships to spread the word and help Generation Z and Generation Jetson navigate from learning resources to employment opportunities.
The Center for AAM Financial Security & Economic Research (CAFSER) is a collaboration among OEMs to share best practices, brainstorm new innovative uses of AAM technology, and maintain accountability to ensure equal opportunity employment while also creating abundant economic wealth to the communities where they operate. Deliberate workforce development is essential to making advanced air mobility a viable form of transportation and, when executed properly, can be a phenomenal growth engine. Moreover, the demand for robust cybersecurity skills will increase significantly due to AAM operations.
To protect critical infrastructure and avoid extortion, we must invest in Counter-UAS programs as well. Interestingly, there has been a recent resurgence in Falconry as a resilient means of Counter-UAS because hackers and EMPs cannot degrade the capabilities of a highly-trained falcon.
Please reach out on our Contact page to explore opportunities to work together!
Virginia, United States AAM by NEXA 2023 (pdf)Download
Brisbane, Australia AAM by NEXA 2023 (pdf)Download
Toronto, Canada AMM by NEXA 2021 (pdf)Download
Arkansas, United States AAM by NEXA 2021 (pdf)Download
Ohio, United States AAM by NEXA 2021 (pdf)Download
Vancouver, Canada AAM by NEXA 2020 (pdf)Download
State Parties must commit to punish all forms of hijacking of advanced air mobility passenger-carrying aircraft, to include remote cyber-attack or physical coercion of the RPIC, especially considering the increasing frequency of remotely piloted flight operations as well as increasing levels of automation. Society needs to come together to thwart hacker terrorism.
Companies must take responsibility to pursue all reasonable means to protect the general public from cyber-attack during their services to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable operations. We are leading an industry-wide goal of Quantum Resilience by 2028. To foster accountability, we are developing objective criteria to evaluate OEM security programs and policies through the AAM Institute Security Index (AISI).