How SMG Consulting is Appraising the AAM Sector

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In this episode, we speak with Sergio Cecutta, Partner at SMG Consulting, about the company’s research into the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry. The consulting firm analyzes the sector’s two main ecosystems – eVTOL OEM manufacturers and companies building AAM infrastructure – and has introduced two major indexes to gauge the likelihood of AAM companies commencing commercial operations.

Main Content

(00:40- 02:30)

Introducing SMG Consulting

(02:30 - 03:40)

SMG Consulting’s AAM Reality Index and AAM Infrastructure Rating Index

(03:40 - 07:10)

OEMs that are most likely to bring eVTOLs enter the market

(07:10 - 08:45)

How SMG handles a large amount of data and tracks emerging companies

(08:45 - 10:00)

Index cut-off point and criteria

(10:00 - 12:54)

The successful ingredients of the top OEMs

(12:54 - 15:33)

United Airlines’ order and payment to Archer Aviation

(15:33 - 20:50)

Parameters of the AAM infrastructure rating index

(20:50 - 25:40)

Defining factors of the top AAM infrastructure companies

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