New industry association The Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI) announced its official launch this week. The nonprofit organization’s stated mission is to “support the responsible integration of urban air mobility (UAM) into communities through education, communication and advocacy.” In addition to its mission goals, CAMI says its priorities include outreach, public relations and model policy development.
“New technologies and new aircraft promise to make flight accessible and practical on a daily basis for more people than ever before,” said CAMI Co-Executive Director Anna Dietrich. “With that promise comes the responsibility to integrate those aircraft into our communities safely, responsibly and equitably. We created CAMI as the industry’s commitment to our neighbors and the decision makers who support them to work to ensure that happens.”
According to CAMI, it offers a team of experts in fields such as urban air mobility, electric aircraft, sustainability, infrastructure and operations. Founding members of CAMI include the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Bell, Raytheon, the Unmanned Safety Institute and Vertical Flight Society.