Orlando to develop advanced air mobility transportation plan in partnership with VHB and NASA

The city of Orlando has partnered with drone operator VHB to create an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Transportation Plan in cooperation with regional transportation stakeholders to prepare for new mobility options, including emerging electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) technologies. The AAM Transportation Plan will evaluate anticipated transportation, economic, environmental and community impacts associated with AAM through a regional connectivity plan.

As part of this effort, beginning in September 2021 and lasting for several months, the city is convening transportation agencies, local governments and private stakeholders to discuss regional transportation and environmental challenges and opportunities.

The development of the AAM Transportation Plan aligns with Orlando’s vision to become America’s premier Future-Ready City.

The City of Orlando is one of five government entities (and the only municipality) selected to participate in NASA’s new AAM aero-research partnership, an initiative that allows NASA’s aeronautical innovators to work with participating governments to define what it means to be a sustainable, resilient community with AAM as a significant new mode of public transportation. The NASA partnership will continue with a series of workshops through summer of 2022.

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