2022 6th Workshop on AAM Infrastructure

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6th Workshop on AAM Infrastructure
Sept. 20-22, 2022
Marriott at the University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio

Vertiport image courtesy of PS&SVFS is hosting its 6th Workshop on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Infrastructure on Sept. 20-22 in Dayton, Ohio. This two-day meeting is the sixth in a series of solution-focused workshops. 

This year's workshop will be based on the recent collaborative work conducted by the NASA AAM Ecosystem Community Integration Working Group on “Vertiport Location Considerations.” This effort identified some 445 considerations which will be presented in a white paper, “Advanced Air Mobility Vertiport Considerations: A List and Overview,” at this year's AIAA Aviation Forum in Chicago. To download a copy of the initial listing of the identified vertiport considerations click here. The final white paper has been released, and can be viewed here.

Pricing

In order to maximize the educational opportunity and the diversity of attendees, we have set the registration rates low. 

6th Workshop on AAM Infrastructure Member by 8/26 Member after 8/26 Non-member
Regular Attendee (in-person or virtual) $300 $350 $450
Speaker / Session Chair / Govt / Military Presenting author or session chair; any national gov’t./ military personnel (in-person or virtual) $200 $200 $300
Student / Retired Must be a full-time student with ID / Fully-retired and over 60 (in-person or virtual) $100 $100 (must be/become a member first)

NOTE: Virtual attendees and will receive an email communication prior to the meeting with link and instructions to access the live virtual sessions.
Since this is a working meeting, members of the press are welcome to attend, but attributions made by FAA employees must be reviewed by the FAA Communications team.

Book your hotel room: The meeting will be held at the Marriott at the University of Dayton at 1414 South Patterson Blvd, Dayton, Ohio, USA, 45409. A discounted room rate has been negotiated, so please book your room by Friday, Sept. 2 within the hotel block to support the meeting — use this link only. Booking through the official link provides discounted parking, free wifi, a fully refundable reservation (through Sept. 2) and the lowest price at the hotel. 

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6th Workshop on AAM Infrastructure
September 20-22, 2022 | Dayton, OH, USA
All times are in EDT (UTC-5)
September 20, 2022
0800 - 0830 Welcome and Introductions
Rex Alexander, 5-alpha and VFS
Review of Congressional AAM Bills
0830 - 1000 Site Selection exercise (part 1)

 

Moderator: Nancy Mendonca, Deputy AAM Mission Integration Office, NASA
Rex Alexander, President, 5-alpha
Clint Harper, Fellow, Urban Movement Labs
1000 - 1030 Short Break
1030 - 1200 Site Selection exercise (part 2)

 

Moderator: Nancy Mendonca, Deputy AAM Mission Integration Office, NASA
Rex Alexander, President, 5-alpha
Clint Harper, Fellow, Urban Movement Labs
1200 - 1300

Lunch Break

1300 - 1400

Breakout Sessions:

(in-person only)

 

Topic #1 - Cybersecurity:
Discussion on Cybersecurity issues and identification of standards and scope of guidelines that need to be developed in support of Vertiport Site Selection process. Make recommendations on steps to be taken to develop cyber standards and/or tailor existing standards to Vertiport needs.
Facilitator: Carl Fagerholm, Sikorsky

Topic #2 - Equity Considerations: Facilitator: Dr. Amber Woodburn McNair, Ohio State University
1400 - 1430 Short Break
1430 - 1530

Breakout Sessions:

(in-person only)

 

Topic #3 - Vertiport Configuations: Facilitator: Thomas Mackie, Woolpert
Topic #4 - SMS for Vertiports: Facilitator: Rex Alexander, President, 5-alpha
1530 - 1600 Short Break
1600 - 1700

Breakout Sessions:

(in-person only)

 

Topic #5 - Vertiport A&E Programing: Facilitators: Ted Osborne, PS&S
Charles Clauser, PS&S
Topic #6 - Audience Driven: Facilitator: Nancy Mendonca, NASA
1700 - 1830 Reception
September 21, 2022
0800 - 0830 Welcome and Introductions
Rex Alexander, 5-alpha
Overview of Standards in Process
0830 - 1000

Battery Charging and Infrastructures

 

Moderator: Matilde D'Arpino, Ohio State University
Rob Scholl, Textron eAviation
Theodore Bohn, Argonne National Lab
Andrew Bartosh, Heliox Energy
1000 - 1030 Short Break
1030 - 1200

Local Perspective

 

Moderator: Clint Harper, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Thea Ewing, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Chris Zarzar, TruWeather Solutions

Thomas Mackie, Woolpert

Scott Swanson, Parallax

1200 - 1300 Lunch Break
1300 - 1400 Breakout Session Report Outs

 

Carl Fagerholm, Sikorsky
Dr. Amber Woodburn McNair, Ohio State University
Ted Osborne, PS&S
Thomas Mackie, Woolpert
Nancy Mendonca, NASA
Rex Alexander, 5-alpha
1400 - 1430 Short Break
1430 - 1530

An International Perspective on Vertiports
The Location of Vertiports is one of the key steps leading to a safe and efficient AAM deployment. A dynamic assessment of different elements is needed to identify where to locate each Vertiport. Based on our experiences in some countries (mainly in UAE, Brazil, India, Switzerland, Quebec (Canada) and in the US), patterns emerge. This session aims to share key findings on how to locate vertiports. Attendees will be able to identify some key steps as takeaways that would help them quickly setting up strategies to identify the location of key Vertiports in different countries.

 

Moderator: Fethi Chebil, Vports
Michael Dyment, NEXA Advisors
Sergio Cecutta, SMG Consulting
1530 - 1600 Short Break
1600 - 1700

H2 at Airports and Vertiports

 

Moderator: Arturo García-Alonso, AVports
Gaël Le Bris, WSP
Michael Dyment, NEXA Capital
Sean Jones, Airbus
September 22, 2022
0800 - 0815 Buses leave for Springfield-Beckley Airport
Rex Alexander, 5-alpha
0900 - 1400

Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport Tour

BETA Technologies Vertiport
BETA Technologies Simulator
FlyOhio Community Vertiport Challenge
Ohio UAS Center
Agility Prime Program Display
Moog SureFly Vehicle
Springfield-Beckley Airport Future Development Plans
1400 - 1430

Buses leave to return to the Marriott

Rex Alexander, 5-alpha

There are sponsorship opportunities available.

  • Gold Sponsorship (5 max): $2,500 — includes logos/signage, flyer, two complimentary registrations and a 20-minute speaking slot. (Subject to approval and availability.)
  • Silver Sponsorship (5 max): $1,500 — includes logos/signage, flyer, one complimentary registration and a 10-minute speaking slot. (Subject to approval and availability.)
  • Advertiser (10 max): $500 — includes logos/signage. (Subject to approval and availability.)

More details can be found in the Sponsorship Application. Questions? Please contact Nicolas Zart for more information.

 

Objectives

  • Provide an open forum to stakeholders and interested parties from industry and applicable government and regulatory bodies to discuss Operations & Safety requirements and expectations as they relate to AAM technology and infrastructure.
  • Conduct facilitated discussions regarding key Operational & Safety questions pertaining to AAM infrastructure to better understand potential eVTOL aircraft limitations and aerodynamic deficiencies that must be considered in future infrastructure development.
  • Identify collaborative research and development opportunities necessary for creating safe infrastructure design standards based on aircraft performance criteria.

Deliverables

  • Build upon existing safety data to identify pre-competitive areas where proactive industry collaboration would be valuable in accelerating adoption.
  • Identify collaborative opportunities between industry and government agencies that will benefit the UAM industry.
  • Draft consensus-based strategies to advance infrastructure Operations and Safety at key Federal, State and Local levels.

Organizers

  • Rex Alexander, 5-Alpha
  • Cliff Johnson, FAA Tech Center
  • Nancy Mendonca, NASA
  • Clint Harper, Urban Movement Labs
  • Dr. Amber Woodburn McNair, Ohio State University
  • Doug Sweet, Architecture Technology Corp.
  • Matilde D'Arpino, Ohio State University
  • Dr. Fethi Chebil, Vports
  • Arturo Garcia-Alonso, AVports

Background

The Vertical Flight Society, founded in 1943 as the American Helicopter Society, is the world's leading professional organization working to advance vertical flight. VFS has been a leading advocate and supporter of what we call "The Electric VTOL Revolution." We held the world's eVTOL technical meeting in 2014; we now have 200+ hours of informative and educational videos on electric VTOL. A summary of the work that VFS and its partners have done, along with information on previous events and activities, can be found on this webpage

In the 1st workshop in Sept. 2019, industry representatives and regulators focused on the "defining challenges" of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, identifying key stakeholders and strategies for moving forward. 

The 2nd Workshop on eVTOL Infrastructure, held virtually (due to COVID-19) in a series on sponsored webinars in April and May 2020, covered foundational elements needed to support the development of safe, functional and economically viable infrastructure to support UAM applications. 

The 3rd Workshop on eVTOL Infrastructure, held virtually (due to COVID-19) in a series was held in September 2020, covered foundational elements needed to support the development of safe, functional and economically viable infrastructure to support UAM applications. A virtual tour of the FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City was also part of the program.  The output of the workshop was captured via audience inputs and used to set the content for the 4th workshop.

The 4th Workshop on eVTOL Infrastructureheld virtually in March 2021, addressed policy changes needed to support the development of safe, functional and economically viable infrastructure to support UAM applications.

The 5th Workshop on eVTOL Infrastructure, also held virtually in September 2021, focusd on infrastructure operations and safety as they relate to eVTOL aircraft capabilities and performance.  

Questions?

Please contact Rex Alexander for more information. 


Updated Aug. 23, 2022