Adding another organizational layer to its aerial mobility efforts, CAAM, the Canadian Air Mobility Consortium, has now added the Canadian Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Aviation (CARTAMS) to its partner list.

CAAM was first launched in October of 2020, in order to bring together stakeholders in the future of aerial mobility in Canada including eVTOL developers, infrastructure developers, governmental organizations, and more. In all, the organization has brought in over 70 partners, all with the aim of creating collaborations that will help launch the future of aerial mobility in Canadian cities. According to its mission statement, CAAM’s goal is to ‘create a national AAM (Advanced Aerial Mobility) strategy for Canada while implementing regional revenue generating use cases.”

The Canadian Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Aviation (CARTAMS), meanwhile, focuses on fostering the digital side of aviation advances in Canada, providing vast resources and organizational structures for promoting the use of super computing and machine learning in aviation and new kinds of aerial mobility. CARTAMS seeks to ‘drive innovation, education, and training across the country through data creation, visualization, application, and knowledge translation.’ CARTAMS also seeks to raise awareness on the potential impact of these new technologies in conjunction with aerial mobility across industries. Its partners already include Air Canada, Solway, and more.

Now, the two organizations will partner to create an even more powerful hub for aerial mobility innovation and development in Canada. Together, they intend to ‘build an evolutionary, made-in-Canada aviation, mobility and space (AMS) ecosystem to ensure future growth and address the needs of Canadians for decades to come’, in order to maintain Canada’s top 7 global ranking in aviation and aerospace design and production.

Visualization of an aerial mobility aerial mobility aircraft above Vancouver

“CAAM has been working hard to organize dozens of groups from industry, academia, and government
around regional revenue generating use cases which are supported by a national strategy to rapidly unlock
the safe development of this industry.” said JR Hammond, Executive Director of CAAM. “We’ve always known
that our structure and goals would make it difficult to play a large role in coordinating the research and
talent development needed for the industry to grow safely alongside other global leaders. Our partnership
with CARTAMS allows us to focus even more on helping industry and government chart a course towards
safe operations while supporting CARTAMS in the other pieces we aren’t currently set up for.”

Why it’s important: Canada is currently one of the top 7 countries in the world for aviation and aerospace design and production, which brings in over 25 billion CAD to the country’s GDP and supports over 200,000 jobs. In order to stay on top of trends in the industry, Canada has launched organizations like CAAM and CARTAAMS in order to drive innovation and development in new aerial mobility with technologies like eVTOL, drones, and distributed electric propulsion aircraft. With this partnership announcement, Canada shows that it is continuing to stay focused on the future of aerial mobility, ensuring that it has the organizational resources to match and encourage the growth of these new industries.

Source // CAAM – CARTAMS Press Release


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