The world of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology is undergoing a remarkable transformation, driven by advancements in robotics, artificial intelligence, and battery technology. These innovations are making drones and AAM systems more efficient, reliable, and versatile, prompting significant investments from both governments and private sectors. The potential to revolutionize various industries is becoming increasingly evident, delivering substantial societal benefits from improved safety to new economic opportunities.

Ohio, long celebrated as the birthplace of aviation due to the pioneering flights of the Wright brothers, is uniquely poised to lead in AAM and UAV technology. The state’s rich aviation legacy is supported by a concentration of institutions, research centers, and industry leaders dedicated to aerial innovation. Northeast Ohio, in particular, emerges as a focal point of aviation and aerospace activity, driving continued innovation and investment in these transformative technologies.