The US House of Representatives has passed legislation to accelerate the growth of advanced air mobility (AAM) across the country.

The move was welcomed by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), which said it would “assist in creating new, innovative and sustainable air transportation networks”.


The Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act (AAIM Act), H.R. 6270, authorises funding to plan for and eventually build new AAM infrastructure, incluiding by leveraging existing vertiports and other public transportation facilities to support AAM operations.

The legislation was first introduced last December and has attracted dozens of bi-partisan co-sponsors.

Powered by electric or hybrid propulsion, AAM offers significant potential to improve mobility and complement existing public transportation networks while reducing congestion and carbon and noise emissions.

NBAA advocacy

The House bill results from advocacy efforts led by NBAA with the support of a broad group of aviation stakeholders, driven through the NBAA AAM Roundtable, a group established for high-level sector leaders aiming to integrate AAM technologies into US airspace and infrastructure.

“We applaud the House of Representatives for passing this important legislation, which will support the future of on-demand aviation,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.

“The targeted investments outlined in this legislation will assist in creating new, innovative and sustainable air transportation networks throughout our country that will support hundreds of thousands of green jobs while also ensuring our nation’s global leadership in aviation.

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