The US House of Representatives has passed the Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization (AAIM) Act which will, when it becomes law provide USD 25 million in grants for planning and building AAM infrastructure.
The Congress website reports that the bill “establishes a pilot grant program to support advanced air mobility (AAM) infrastructure. AAM infrastructure refers to an air transportation system that transports individuals and property between points in the United States in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace using certain aircraft, including remotely piloted, autonomous, or vertical take-off and landing aircraft.”
The bill has been advocated strongly by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) whose president and CEO Ed Bolen said in a press release “We applaud the House of Representatives for passing this important legislation, which will support the future of on-demand aviation. The targeted investments outlined in this legislation will assist in creating new, innovative and sustainable air transportation networks throughout our country that will support hundreds of thousands of green jobs while also ensuring our nation’s global leadership in aviation.”
Similar legislation has been introduced to the Senate.
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