The Canadian Advanced Air Mobility consortium (CAAM) and the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Aviation, Mobility and Space (CARTAMS) have announced a partnership to support the development of an advanced mobility and space (AMS) ecosystem in Canada.
An important first initiative of the newly formed partnership is a cross-sectoral study to catalogue and better understand the current state of AMS ecosystem in Canada, according to a press release, and provide a foundation for developing a five-year AMS road map. A key component of the study will be to assess how each AMS vertical (aviation/aerospace, mobility, and space) works with each other today, then identify gaps, areas for improvement and opportunities to inform the CAAMS-CARTAMS AMS road map.
According to JR Hammond, Executive Director of CAAM. “Our partnership with CARTAMS allows us to focus even more on helping industry and government chart a course towards safe operations while supporting CARTAMS in the other pieces we aren’t currently set up for.”
Chris Kitzan, Director General of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum – a founding partner of CARTAMS – said, “The CARTAMS and CAAM partnership is exciting because of a clear alignment of our complementary missions and approaches. By working together, we will help Canada build a new AMS ecosystem for Canadians that is powered by Canadians.
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