ABSTRACT

Transforming Aviation: Stakeholders Identified Issues to Address for 'Advanced Air Mobility', Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "Proponents of AAM [Advanced Air Mobility] have said that services using small electrically powered aircraft that can take off and land vertically could reduce urban congestion, speed cargo delivery, and provide lifesaving medical transportation. AAM would do so by using aircraft that are intended to be simpler to design and construct, easier to fly, quieter, and less expensive to operate than traditional aircraft. However, industry stakeholders and Members of Congress have raised questions about realizing AAM's implementation, particularly in an aerospace sector that already struggles to attract and retain personnel. The explanatory statement to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to examine the AAM industry's workforce needs. This report describes stakeholders' views on: (1) issues in implementing widespread AAM operations; (2) challenges in developing a skilled AAM industry workforce, and (3) projected timeframes for development of the AAM industry."

Report Number:
GAO-22-105020
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Date:
2022-05
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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