NASA is now pursuing urban air mobility as a subset to the overall AAM mission, which has defined two categories of operations: local (flights with a radius of around 50 miles) and intraregional. NASA Image

NASA Advanced Air Mobility

According to NASA officials, both “advanced air mobility” and “national campaign” better reflect the goals of the undertaking.

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The MOBi-One eVTOL concept from ASX, which aims to combine automotive mass production techniques with the reliability of traditional aerospace. Firms from both domains are invited to respond to a new RFI on AAM supply chain development. ASX Image

NASA, Agility Prime team up on eVTOL supply chain development

As a first step, NASA’s Aviation Research Institute and the Air Force Agility Prime have requested information seeking input from suppliers and manufacturers of all types of parts, subsystems and systems of AAM vehicles – a term that includes a number of new eVTOL aircraft, including urban air mobility.

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Police in Shenzhen test out drones by Shenzhen Smart Drone UAV for the purposes of transporting medical resources and patrolling. Photo: Handout

China adapts surveying, mapping, delivery drones to enforce world’s biggest quarantine and contain coronavirus outbreak

China’s government, in enforcing the world’s largest quarantine to contain the coronavirus outbreak, has adapted and co-opted industrial drones to help ensure that an estimated 50 million residents are kept at home and indoors across a dozen cities.

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