UAM

  • NASA Crown NEXA UAM market study

    NASA Releases Two UAM Consultant Reports

    In 2017, NASA hired two teams of consultants to study the viability of different urban air mobility (UAM) use cases.

    On November 6, 2018, NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) released highlights of the two in-depth UAM reports to the public, with more content scheduled for release in late November.

    Both reports explore many of the complex opportunities and challenges that NASA expects to address with industry, government and academic partners in its Urban Air...

  • NASA Urban Air Mobility vision

    NASA Launches Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge

    On Nov. 1-2, more than 240 representatives from government, industry and academia gathered in Seattle, Washington, to attend an industry day marking the launch of NASA’s Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge plan.

    Over the next few years, NASA will host a series of operational demonstration programs that will address known UAM challenges that will allow participants to learn from each other and collectively “raise the water level” together, explained Dr. Jaiwon Shin, NASA Associate...

  • NASA Supports eCTOL and eVTOL UAM

    NASA is broadening its support to Urban Air Mobility through several initiatives, as outlined in a May 7, 2018 NASA news story:
    The goal, known as Urban Air Mobility (UAM), is a safe and efficient air transportation system where everything from small package delivery drones to passenger-carrying air taxis operate over populated areas, from small towns to the largest cities....

    Another area where NASA’s strengths already are assisting UAM air vehicle development is with its electric...