New US law supporting AAM welcomed by #NBAA
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has welcomed the new Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Coordination and Leadership Act.
The law, signed by President Biden this week, will support the integration of AAM into America’s transportation infrastructure.
Ed Bolen, NBAA President and CEO, said: “We thank President Biden and the sponsors of the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act — Sens. Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Reps. Garret Graves (R-6-LA) and Sharice Davids (D-3-KS) — for this important law. AAM will enhance on-demand air mobility and help make the United States a leader in this exciting space.”
The law will see the Department of Transportation setup an AAM interagency working group to coordinate efforts.
The legislation calls AAM “a key area of sustainable transportation and economic growth for the US” and recognises that “it is imperative that the federal government foster leadership and interagency collaboration in the adoption and deployment of this technology.”
NBAA worked to get the bill passed through Congress as part of a larger effort to promote AAM, including working with federal agencies to draft guidance on vertiports.
NBAA is also supporting the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization (AAIM) Act, which directs the US Secretary of Transportation to create a pilot programme to offer planning and construction grants to support the development of AAM infrastructure. The AAIM act was introduced last December by House Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (D-2-WA) and House Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-6-LA).