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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.
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.
a. Must have continuously worked in the greater UAS / AAM industry full-time since at least December 31, 2017.
b. Open to all genders.
c. Open to business support departments such as administrative, finance, accounting, legal, or regulatory roles.
B) Fresh Face – Awarded to a more junior individual who exemplifies bold enthusiasm to accelerate access to emerging aviation technology for broad public benefit. The intent with this award is to acknowledge the importance of youthful advocacy.
a. Must have continuously worked in the greater UAS / AAM industry full-time since at least August 20, 2022 but not have started working in the any earlier than January 1, 2018.
b. Open to all genders.
c. Focused on identifying those engaged in advocacy of STEM education, environmental sustainability, or human rights.
d. Seeking nominations for teachers, journalists, and activists.
C) Bright Idea – Awarded to an inventor who developed and successfully secured protection of a novel idea as Intellectual Property (IP) that shows promise as a widely adopted element of emerging aviation technology.
a. Must cite valid IP within the greater UAS / AAM industry that was secured on or after January 1, 2018.
b. Not limited to strictly aerospace engineering patents.
c. Open to all genders but preference for female inventors.
d. Seeking nominations for IP that increases public confidence in the ongoing safety or security of operating systems.
D) Grassroots – Awarded to a Team who is a known driving force behind increased public awareness and ultimately, public trust. Through original marketing and strategic communications, this Team is making new believers in emerging aviation technology.
a. Must not have started working in the greater UAS / AAM industry full-time any earlier than January 1, 2018.
b. Intent is to highlight the efforts of diverse Teams that include members from underrepresented communities, females, and military veterans.
c. Focused on identifying those engaged in advocacy of first responder / public safety use cases.
d. Seeking nominations for schools, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
NOTE: Individual candidates and a single representative for the Grassroots Team category who are selected for recognition will receive one (1) complimentary ticket ($295 value) to the Awards Dinner in Washington DC. Travel arrangements and lodging expenses are the responsibility of all in attendance. Honorees who are not able to attend the awards ceremony in person may coordinate for their trophy to be shipped to their office or home address at a later date.
Self-nominations are permitted. Number of nominations will not be considered as a factor for selection, only the eligibility and quality of candidates. Please explain how your nominee meets all listed criteria and why they should win that specific award by submitting to the following email: email@example.com.
Late submissions will not be accepted. Honorees will be notified promptly upon selection. Questions may be directed to our VP of Communications, Jeenho Hahm: firstname.lastname@example.org