Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is defined by NASA as “an air transportation system that moves people and cargo between places previously not served or underserved by aviation – local, regional, intraregional, urban – using revolutionary new aircraft that are only just now becoming possible.” It is aerospace newest market and, in the last years, the one that has sparked the majority of innovation in aerospace, being at the convergence of three developing trends: electrification, distributed propulsion and autonomy.
SMG Consulting has been an active industry participant in the AAM market since 2017, when Uber introduced the Elevate white paper. We have developed an extensive network of contacts in the industry, including all the major OEMs, Tier 1 and Aftermarket Suppliers. We work with all the leading organizations in the industry, such as the Vertical Flight Society, GAMA, NASA, US Air Force, FAA and EASA. We collaborate with Aviation Week on their Advanced Air Mobility Report, a data-rich resource covering the entire AAM ecosystem, providing information from the AAM Reality Index and our industry knowledge and expertise.
We are industry thought leaders, publishing detailed studies, notes and posts on the market, as well as developing market-specific tools, like the AAM Reality Index. We make it our business to know everything that happens in the industry. We have helped several clients understand the market, build business cases around it and enter it successfully by developing product portfolios that meet the market needs.
While we are based in the US, we are expanding our presence in Europe and Australia through on-site experts and local partners.
With so many entrants in the industry, how can companies and investors easily understand who the leaders will be?
SMG Consulting introduces the AAM Reality Index, a rating tool that describes the likelihood of an OEM to certify their aircraft, enter service and produce it in thousand of units per year.