VFS, CAMI Hold Urban Air Mobility Infrastructure Workshops

 - February 17, 2020, 7:50 AM

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) will hold its second workshop on infrastructure needs for urban air mobility (UAM) on March 17-18 at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. The event is being held in tandem with the Community Air Mobility Initiative’s UAM 101 workshop at the same location on March 16, which is intended to support state and local officials trying to incorporate urban air mobility into their transportation planning.

The agenda for the VFS workshop includes sessions on topics such as UAM-related building, fire and electrical code, as well as weather, acoustics, design criteria for ground infrastructure, municipal planning and land use, and contingency planning. There will be strong participation from FAA leaders work on UAM infrastructure policy, including experts from the nearby FAA Technical Center, which delegates will be able to visit on March 18.

Speakers and moderators will include the following: NASA’s UAM strategic advisor Starr Ginn, Uber’s head of aviation policy Danielle Rinsler, Darshan Divakaran from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and CAMI co-executive director Anna Dietrich and Yolanka Wulff. The conference will also hear from experts from several leading planning, engineering and architecture firms.