The partners will form a team that combines P3 Tech Consulting‘s expertise in tech law, regulation, policy and plans with Five-Alpha’s industry leadership in infrastructure standards, regulations, and code development – two areas critical to the implementation of urban air mobility (UAM).
As the technology for passenger drones and Automated Aerial Vehicles (AAV) develops, urban air mobility becomes a critical piece of future city planning. There is significant infrastructure and regulatory work to do before UAM can be implemented, however – and there is a “growing worldwide demand for solutions and services in policy development, legal interpretation, risk analysis, strategic planning, and regulatory compliance,” says a press announcement, which the new partnership will address.
P3 Tech Consulting Founder and CEO Dawn Zoldi has rapidly become an internationally recognized subject matter expert in the drone industry. A 25-year U.S. Air Force veteran who helped forge the Department of Defense’s domestic unmanned aircraft system policies, Zoldi has a deep understanding of the unmanned industry and the regulatory environment.
Founder and President of Five-Alpha, Rex Alexander, is a globally recognized pioneer in the development of powered lift infrastructure education, standards, codes, and risk analysis, from the global to the local level.
“This partnership offers us the opportunity to jointly collaborate in the development of industry standardization at all levels, including arguably the most important and soon to be the most challenging – the local level. We’re excited by this strategic partnership with P3 Tech,” Rex Alexander adds.
“As part of their alliance, P3 Tech and Five-Alpha will pursue a jointly designed go-to-market strategy for states, cities, and municipalities interested in embracing the AAM/UAM transportation model and the companies who want to help make smart cities a reality,” says the press announcement. “We see a significant increase in demand for solutions across policy development, urban planning, standardization and optimization,” explains Zoldi. “Planning for smart cities needs to start now.”
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