The Emergence of Urban Air Mobility

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    • Thursday October 31, 2019
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Montgomery Knight Building, Room 317
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Summary Sentence: A talk by Prof. Brian German, director of the Georgia Tech Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility

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The Georgia Tech Chapter of the

Vertical Flight Society

invites you to hear

The Emergence of Urban Air Mobility

a talk by

Prof. Brian German

Director of the Georgia Tech Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility (CURAM)

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Over the past two years, the term "urban air mobility (UAM)" has entered the vernacular of the aerospace industry. Silicon Valley unicorns, individual billionaires, startup companies, automotive firms, and traditional aerospace manufacturers worldwide are investing in the development of over 200 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to serve the UAM market. Often called "flying cars" or "air taxis," these aircraft designs are novel, incorporating many new technologies. We are entering only the early days of UAM, an era of great uncertainty. No one understands whether and how the market will emerge. No one understands how eVTOL aircraft will be certified. No one understands how to manage the airspace in cities when filled with air taxis. No one understands how cities will regulate "vertiports" where aircraft will land to embark and disembark passengers. No one understands which aircraft designs will "win" and how the best design varies city to city. In this era of uncertainty, there is great opportunity, and there is great risk. This talk will provide an introduction to the current landscape of urban air mobility

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