The UAM industry continues to thrive, especially when a leading industry player, Honeywell, organises a special “invite-only” Air Mobility Summit. Honeywell is hosting this one-day event in Washington D.C. on September 21st. The company says “It aims to help speed the evolution of aerial transportation in a safe, sustainable and affordable way.” Important policymakers, regulators and technology leaders have been cordially invited to attend.
Speakers at the Summit will include members of Congress, FAA officials and executive leaders from key Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) companies. With this special gathering of people, Honeywell aims to align business interests with those of regulatory bodies including state and local governments.
Featured panels and keynote events at the Summit will focus on Urban Air Mobility, Unmanned Aerial Systems, new kinds of Regional Air Mobility and the regulatory gaps remaining to make these technologies an everyday reality. In particular, a majority of events will focus on how these technologies can maintain U.S competitiveness on a global scale, as well as the economic and societal benefits they can bring.
A Honeywell statement from its website says, “From all-electric air taxis to uncrewed cargo delivery drones, together, we’re helping move transportation from the road to the air with electrically powered vertical take-off and landing aircraft for sustainable, high-speed air mobility.”
The company is well-placed to host this conference, as it has made investments and partnerships within the AAM industry since its inception. The company has formed technology partnerships with notable eVTOL developers like Lilium, Pipistrel, Volocopter and Vertical Aerospace to provide flight controls, propulsion technologies and more.
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