You are cordially invited to join Wharton Aerospace, Wharton Alumni Angels and Tech Coast Angels for a virtual discussion on The Future of Air Mobility and Smart Cities. This session is a part of a virtual series held by Wharton Aerospace.
The elevated future of mobility is far from assured, but major aircraft manufacturers, investors, and technology startups are taking the prospect of urban air transit seriously. Investors have already put hundreds of millions of dollars to develop over 100 eVTOL aircraft globally, and expect them to be operational within a decade. Some studies forecast the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market will be worth tens of billions of dollars across the value chain. In addition to OEMs, other parts of the UAM value chain will include passenger operations, UAS traffic management, operations and maintenance, infrastructure, insurance, and financing.
And, now, the USAF has jumped in forming an initiative called Agility Prime- and they reportedly have “Airworthiness Acceleration contracts” and are looking to partner in other ways.
Starr Ginn, NASA Langley, UAM Challenge Lead
Brian Schettler, Boeing Horizon X
Trevor Pawl, Chief Mobility Officer, Michigan
Jia Xu, Director, UAM, Honeywell
Kirsten Bartow, Air Finance
Moderator: Morton Lin, Jet Blue Ventures
Other topics in the series are as follows
August 26, 2020 - Maritime Marvels 12 PM PT/2 PM CT
September 30, 2020 - Moon to Mars- Innovations in near space and beyond - 12 PM PT/2 PM CT
October 16, 2020 - Private Capital Markets and Dual-Use Tech; Speed Investment/Tech Scout Rotation - Webinar 12PM PT/2 PM CT; Investment Rotation: 2 hours following.
Wharton Aerospace Club is asking for $5 for each session in order to donate to Feeding America, to support those most in need of our support!