Canadian Air Mobility and the National Research Council of Canada have founded the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium to accelerate the implementation of electic and hydrogen powered vertical take-off and landing aircraft in Canada. The goal of the organization is to streamline advanced air mobility research, and to bring Canadian and international regulators, manufacturers, operators and other stakeholders together in an innovation hub to benefit development and commercial operations. Among its objectives are to help small and medium-sized enterprises grow their technology from a low technology readiness level to certification and commercialization. Currently, the consortium has more than 20 partners, including TransLink, Helijet International, British Columbia Institute of Technology, the University of British Columbia, Bell Textron and Iskwew Air.
We’ve established an outstanding group of strategic members to support the design, integration, and implementation of Advanced Air Mobility in Canada. We look forward to demonstrating the economic viability, environmental benefits and social inclusivity factors of this technology and making Canada a world leader in AAM. To that end, we welcome additional members who share our vision that AAM provides the path toward a safer, healthier, and more efficient mode of transportation.
– JR Hammond, Founder & CEO, Canadian Air Mobility and Executive Director of CAAM
The organization believes AAM (Advanced Air Mobility) aircraft will provide transportation, emergency and supply chain services to urban and rural communities. The aircraft will be zero-emission using electric or hydrogen fuel cells, will produce less noise and thanks to their VTOL capabilities will require less ground infrastructure. CAAM believes the Greater Vancouver area makes for a promising AAM market because of the strong aviation infrastructure base already present in the area, existing heliports in Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo, science and transportation research facilities and the Province of British Columbia and City of Vancouver’s commitment to the decarbonization of transportation. The traffic between Vancouver, Seattle and Portland is also one of the busiest routes for the movement of goods and people between Canada and the USA.