Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is positioned to quickly transform transportation and service delivery, leveraging an array of technologies—including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, automation, big data, and advanced communications systems—to support efficient and sustainable aerial mobility. Whether you are an airport, government agency, or private developer, it is critical to prepare for AAM’s integration into transportation networks and communities.

Taking Advanced Air Mobility to the Skies

Plan for Airport Integration

The first commercial AAM operations are expected to traverse the skies in 2025. Airport sponsors must prepare for vast infrastructure needs to integrate this technology—especially since initial AAM operations will use existing airports and helipads. AAM will impact your airport’s operations, necessitate vertiport and infrastructure siting, require upgraded electrical systems to accommodate eVTOL charging and aircraft electrification, and evolve the overall customer experience.

Prepare Communities

As AAM matures, aviation impacts will extend beyond traditional airport environments and surrounding land uses, and frequent, low-altitude air transportation will affect urban and suburban areas. Government agencies must proactively consider infrastructure needs, transportation and land use planning, airspace management, safety and security, and stakeholder engagement.

Future-Proof Your Air Mobility Network

Kimley-Horn helps you stay ahead of the fast-evolving transportation landscape. Our aviation, transportation, and energy experts offer comprehensive AAM consulting services to prepare you for the future. With our subject matter expertise, multidisciplinary suite of services, and large network of industry relationships, our professionals can support you with:

  • Vertiport site selection and integration
  • Demand modeling and network analytics
  • eVTOL corridor planning
  • Airspace integration and modeling
  • Stakeholder identification and coordination
  • Community outreach and education
  • Sustainability and equity
  • Zoning and land use considerations
  • Investment and funding strategies
  • Policy frameworks and implementation strategies
  • Industry and market assessments
  • Airport business and strategy planning
  • Connected mobility and application development
  • Aerial photogrammetry and airspace obstruction evaluations

AAM Modeling Solutions

Integrating AAM operations into the existing airspace system will present many challenges in ensuring safe and expedient mobility. State-of-the-art modeling and simulation techniques are key to understanding AAM design requirements and performance expectations. Planners, engineers, and other stakeholders—from the FAA to state, regional, and local policymakers—can then leverage modeling results to support decision making throughout the AAM planning and implementation process.

Kimley-Horn offers fast-time simulation modeling to quickly analyze what-if scenarios and account for the complexity of AAM integration into the National Airspace System. Airports and government agencies can test use cases, identify capacity bottlenecks, evaluate land use compatibility, explore infrastructure location feasibility, and assess weather-resilient system capacity for cost-benefit analyses.