Urban Air Mobility

A Legal and Regulatory Assessment for the Potential of Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

Jacqueline Serrao, Sarah Nilsson, and Shawn Kimmel

This assessment identifies the legal and regulatory requirements (existing and anticipated) that must be met for three focus UAM markets - Air Taxi, Ambulance, and Airport Shuttle. This assessment also captures variations in requirements observed at the state and local level, international developments, certification issues, and existing opportunities to address legal barriers and gaps. 

An Assessment of the Potential Weather Barriers of Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

Colleen Reiche, PhD, Frank Brody, Christian McGillen, Joel Siegel, and Adam Cohen

Weather constraints represent a critical and complex component of characterizing the UAM market. Weather can influence many components of UAM, including operations, service supply, passenger comfort, community acceptance, infrastructure, and traffic management. In this study, our goal was to provide an initial assessment of underlying historical weather conditions, or a climatology, which could impact UAM, with a focus on operations.

Urban Air Mobility Market Study

Colleeen Reiche, PhD, Rohit Goyal, Adam Cohen, Jacqueline Serrao, Shawn Kimmel, PhD, Chris Fernando, Susan Shaheen, PhD

The Booz Allen Team explored market size and potential barriers to Urban Air Mobility (UAM) by focusing on three potential markets – Airport Shuttle, Air Taxi, and Air Ambulance. We found that the Airport Shuttle and Air Taxi markets are viable, with a significant total available market value in the U.S. of $500 billion, for a fully unconstrained scenario.

The Potential Societal Barriers of Urban Air Mobility (UAM)

Susan Shaheen, PhD, Adam Cohen, and Emily Farrar

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is an emerging concept ofair transportation where small package delivery drones to passenger-carrying air taxis operate over populated areas, from small towns to the largest cities are being considered.

Reimagining the Future of Transportation with Personal Flight: Preparing and Planning for Urban Air Mobility

Adam Cohen, Justin Guan, Matthew Beamer, Ryan Dittoe, Seyedmirsajad Mokhtarimousavi

On January 12, 2020, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies hosted a workshop titled “Reimagining the Future of Transportation with Personal Flight: Preparing and Planning for Urban Air Mobility” at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington, D.C. The workshop facilitated a dialogue among over 130 participants from public-sector organizations, private companies, non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions.