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PUBLISHER: Frost & Sullivan | PRODUCT CODE: 1395909

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PUBLISHER: Frost & Sullivan | PRODUCT CODE: 1395909

Emerging eVTOL Technology: Creating Growth Opportunities in the Urban Air Mobility Landscape

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Feasibility Study of Operational Costs for eVTOL Aircraft versus Traditional ICE Aircraft

Urban air mobility (UAM), also known as advanced air mobility (AAM), is among the fastest-growing emerging industries in the mobility landscape. In 2018, approximately 100 electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft concepts were registered with the Vertical Flight Society (VFS), and, as of late 2022, this number was in the region of approximately 700 concepts (about a 120% year-over-year [YoY] average growth). Although an emerging industry with recent explosive growth, there is still uncertainty surrounding the expected operational cost of UAM aircraft as well as MRO structure, certification, and regulation.

The MRO industry is well-established for traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) aircraft, with approximately $80 billion spent globally in 2022. However, due to the fundamental design differences in eVTOL versus ICE aircraft, this is a particular area of major growth opportunities in the emerging UAM space.

This study compares the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) elements of ICE and eVTOL aircraft, assessing the operational cost feasibility of eVTOL aircraft, and concluding with growth opportunities in the emerging eVTOL aircraft space. Owing to limited data on the operational costs of eVTOL aircraft and their composition, this study details the modeling approach to derive operational cost estimates.

Product Code: MH11-56

Table of Contents

Strategic Imperatives

  • Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
  • The Strategic Imperative 8™
  • The Impact of the Top 3 Strategic Imperatives on the UAM Industry
  • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™

Growth Opportunity Analysis

  • Context
  • Research Scope and Overview
  • UAM Key Component 1-Aircraft Types
  • UAM Key Component 2-Infrastructure
  • Key Industry Developments, 2023-Key Contracts, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Partnerships
  • UAM Aircraft Global Competitors
  • UAM and ICE Aircraft MRO Overview
  • ICE Aircraft Selection-Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing
  • UAM Aircraft Selection and Operating Cost Methodology for Analysis
  • MRO Cost-Fixed-wing Light Aircraft
  • Operational Cost Analysis-Fixed-wing Light Aircraft
  • MRO Cost-Rotary Wing (Helicopters)
  • Operational Cost Analysis-Rotary Wing (Helicopters)
  • MRO Cost-UAM Aircraft
  • Operational Cost Analysis-UAM Aircraft
  • Operational Cost Comparison Analysis-ICE and UAM Aircraft
  • Feasibility of UAM Aircraft Operation Assessment
  • Growth Drivers
  • Growth Restraints

Growth Opportunity Universe

  • Growth Opportunity 1: Aircraft MRO Providers Expanding Service Capabilities to Include UAM MRO Operations
  • Growth Opportunity 2: Battery Technology Providers Innovating to Meet Projected Demand for High-density Batteries in UAM
  • Growth Opportunity 3: Aircraft and Subsystem OEMs Developing UAM Parts and Platforms through Transferability
  • List of Exhibits
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