Advanced Air Mobility

The aviation maintenance industry is key to supporting the emerging market for next-generation aircraft.

What is Advanced Air Mobility?

Advanced Air Mobility, or AAM, is a concept that introduces new and innovative ways to move people and cargo within and between places underserved by aviation.

AAM aims to integrate emerging aircraft technology like eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) and other remotely piloted vehicles with existing flight operations.

In the U.S., AAM is championed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the aerospace industry.

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is a subset of AAM and focuses on lower altitude operations within urban and suburban areas.

AAM encompasses the evolution and safety of aircraft systems, flight operations, airspace, infrastructure, and community engagement.

AAM Opportunities For The Aviation Maintenance Industry

The repair stations in our Service Center Network already have many of the core skills and ability to work on new next-generation vehicle types like passenger eVTOLs.

These aircraft will be certified to fly within the current regulatory and operational environment, so the same high standards for safety and continued airworthiness will apply.

The maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) industry will continue to play a mission-critical role in the safety and reliability of all aircraft operating in the national airspace system.

AAM and Robotic Skies

Regulated MRO activity will be required for the vehicles as well as the landing, docking, and passenger handling infrastructure, or vertiports.

Vertiports will consist of existing airport locations, heliports and pads, car parking structures, and new construction to enable safe and efficient air taxi and cargo drone operations.

Support for these facilities will be an extension of Robotic Skies maintenance programs. 

Our vision is to make it as easy as possible for the MROs in our network to incorporate these opportunities into their existing business.

We partner with companies like Skyports who are designing and building vertiports. Image courtesy Skyports.

Partner with Robotic Skies

We are always seeking new partnerships related to the AAM and UAM initiative. We’d love to learn how we can help with your aviation maintenance needs.