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 Suppliers, Aftermarket Suppliers and Infrastructure Providers. 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, AIR 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 or the AIR 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 have expanded our presence in Europe, Asia 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.
With the first vehicles only a few years away from cert, is the AAM infrastructure ready for the upcoming commercial service?
SMG Consulting introduces the AIR Index, a rating tool that describes the readiness of an infrastructure company to deploy multiple vertiport networks all over the world in commercial operation.
You can also find the Advanced Air Mobility Reality Index and the Advanced Air Mobility Infrastructure Readiness Index featured in Aviation Week's Advanced Air Mobility Report.