Media Advisory: Evaluating Potential Benefits and Challenges of Advanced Aerial Mobility – New Report Feb. 19

The increasing use and technological development of electric and hybrid aircraft for urban, suburban, and rural operations — commonly referred to as advanced aerial mobility — are transforming the nation’s airspace and regulation of this evolving area of air traffic. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine evaluates the potential benefits and challenges to regulating this new industry.

Advancing Aerial Mobility—A National Blueprint focuses on the potential effects increased traffic will have on aspects of society and multiple industries, including transportation and emergency response.

Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at noon EST Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Reporters who wish to obtain copies should contact the Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.

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