CBAA Joins Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Task Group

 - January 23, 2023, 12:30 PM
Hyundai Motor Group’s advanced air mobility subsidiary Supernal displayed its cabin concept at NBAA-BACE 2022. (Photo: David McIntosh/AIN)

The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) has joined the Canadian Drone Advisory Committee (CanaDAC) Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Task Group #2, the association said late last week. CBAA intends to help shape the direction and priorities of AAM development in Canada through the task group, which is a joint initiative between the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium and Transport Canada.

According to CBAA, the task group’s initial objective is to compile an inventory of anticipated AAM use cases, focusing on those closest to commercialization and excluding those that are already operational or where regulatory action is presently underway. The latter include remote pilot air systems in visual line of sight (VLOS) and beyond VLOS operations in remote areas.

“The end deliverable is expected to provide sufficient detail indicating what exactly each would entail, feasibility, and provide realistic timeframes based on the technology readiness,” CBAA said. The association added that it will provide future business aviation-use case perspectives such as expected business markets, barriers for entry, and required regulatory framework adjustments.