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About the AAM IWG

In October 2022, President Biden signed into law the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act (Public Law No: 117-203) and directed the Secretary of Transportation to establish the AAM IWG. Tasked with fostering innovation, ensuring safety, and promoting a cohesive regulatory framework, the AAM IWG is mandated to facilitate a unified, cross-agency effort to shape the future of aerial transportation in the United States.

Mission

The mission of the AAM IWG is to foster leadership and interagency collaboration in the adoption and deployment of AAM, a transportation system that will move people and property by air using highly automated aircraft with advanced technologies in controlled and uncontrolled airspace within the U.S.

Additionally, the AAM IWG was established to plan and coordinate efforts related to safety, operations, infrastructure, physical security and cybersecurity, and Federal investment necessary for maturation of the national AAM ecosystem, particularly passenger carrying aircraft.

Leadership

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Carlos Monje
Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, Office of the Secretary

carlos.monje@dot.gov

Carlos Monje Jr. serves as Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy in the Office of the Secretary. Monje managed the agency review process for domestic agencies for the Biden-Harris Transition. Monje previously served as Acting Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation where he oversaw implementation of surface transportation programs, the discretionary grant programs, and efforts to promote equity and economic development. Monje is the first in his family born in the United States. His family is from Argentina.

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Carol A. (Annie) Petsonk
Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs

carol.petsonk@dot.gov

Annie Petsonk serves as the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs. A recognized expert on international aviation and climate change, she previously served in the U.S. government, including the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President, and the Department of Justice; in the United Nations; as international counsel for the Environmental Defense Fund; in the private bar; and as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School.

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Peter D. Irvine
Deputy Director, Office of Aviation Analysis
Executive Lead for Aviation Policy

peter.irvine@dot.gov

Peter D. Irvine serves as SES Deputy Director for the Office of Aviation Analysis, directing daily operations across six program areas to promote economic competitiveness in the U.S. aviation industry. He is also the Executive Lead for Aviation Policy, leading the staff-level implementation of the Advanced Air Mobility Leadership & Coordination Act. Irvine is an Adjunct Professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. He received a Juris Doctor from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Members

The AAM IWG is comprised of 19 Federal departments and agencies who meet regularly:

  • Council of Economic Advisors
  • Department of Agriculture 
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of State
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration
  • National Security Council
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Office of the National Cyber Director
  • Office of Science and Technology Policy
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The AAM IWG remains committed to leading the vision for the safe and responsible integration of AAM aircraft into the national airspace system. Five AAM IWG subgroups are developing recommendations for AAM safety, scalability, and sustainability to grow new transportation options, amplify economic activity and jobs, advance environmental sustainability and new technologies, and support emergency preparedness and competitiveness.

 

 

Contact Us

Laura Remo
laura.remo@dot.gov

 

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