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NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) have formed an equity partnership in UAM Geomatics, Inc., whose purpose is to promote the development and utilization of eVTOL aircraft, including accelerated investment into related supply chains.
A key asset of UAM Geomatics is the study Urban Air Mobility–Economics and Global Markets 2020-2040. Updated quarterly, the study provides forecasts for 75 metropolitan areas including costs for vehicles, infrastructure, and urban air mobility (UAM) air traffic management, and cumulative revenue by market: airport shuttles, emergency services, on demand air taxi, business aviation, and more. The interactive online databases offer ArcGIS maps of each city including thousands of geocoded data features (e.g. heliports, hospitals, the power grid, corporate head offices, etc.) and their characteristics. VFS assisted the research for this study in order to support acceleration of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) for UAM and advanced air mobility (AAM) missions.
“More than 300 different types of eVTOL aircraft have been proposed and are catalogued in our World eVTOL Aircraft Directory. We estimate that a billion dollars a year is currently being invested in this sector. The toolsets provided through UAM Geomatics can greatly accelerate the realization of profitable eVTOL operations in metropolitan areas,” said Mike Hirschberg, VFS executive director.