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ICAO’s Global AAM Academic Paper Competition

ICAO has announced The Global Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Academic Paper Competition which will culminate at AAM2024, ICAO’s “first Advanced Air Mobility Symposium.”  ICAO says the competition offers a platform for university students from around the world to showcase their groundbreaking ideas, research, and insights within the realm of AAM. This competition seeks to engage students in exploring various aspects of AAM, including, but not limited to, technology, safety, regulation, urban planning, legal considerations, and sustainability.

According to the ICAO website key details are as follows:

“Competition details:

  • “Objective: The competition aims to stimulate innovative concepts for new AAM solutions and services.
  • “Eligibility: Open to university students enrolled in a Master’s, or a PhD program. Students enrolled in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree may also participate.
  • “Submission guidelines: See competition timeline below.
  • “Recognition: Winners will have the exclusive opportunity to present their work during the prestigious AAM 2024 event.

Competition timeline:

  • “Announcement of competition opening: 6 October 2023
  • “Initial title/abstract/bio submission deadline: 30 November 2023
  • “Notification of acceptance: 30 January 2024
  • “Closure of paper submissions: 15 May 2024
  • “Winner notification: by 30 June 2024

Potential focus areas:

  • “Optimizing AAM infrastructure: design, implementation, and integration
  • “Electric propulsion and sustainable power systems for AAM
  • “AAM traffic management: overcoming challenges in urban airspace
  • “Human-centred design for AAM aircraft: ensuring safety and user experience
  • “Urban planning for AAM integration: envisioning the city of the future
  • “AAM aircraft autonomy and AI: enhancing navigation and decision-making
  • “Regulatory framework for AAM: balancing innovation and safety
  • “AAM cybersecurity: safeguarding data and communication in urban airspace
  • “AAM and emergency services: enhancing disaster response and medical transport
  • “Societal acceptance of AAM: addressing public perception and community engagement.”

For more information and applications


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