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A presentation from SMG Consulting, published on November 30, 2023, focuses on the feasibility of 2024 and 2025 as entry-into-service (EIS) dates for leaders in Advanced Air Mobility, specifically for companies developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The year 2024 is highlighted as pivotal for eVTOL Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) as they work toward rolling out air taxi services.

The presentation includes an analysis that builds a program schedule for the 2023-2025 timeframe for each eVTOL OEM based on announced milestones and SMG Consulting’s projections. It also examines the duration of selected critical program phases that are crucial for certification and could potentially cause costly delays. A comparison of these OEMs’ program durations is made, alongside a best-case flight test scenario, to identify risks to each OEM’s schedule. This risk assessment helps to refine the probability of making the EIS dates, which is also related to data found on the AAM Reality Index Entry Into Service infographic.

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