Arlington, Va. - Boeing and its joint venture partner Wisk have released a roadmap for transitioning to a future where automated and uncrewed aircraft can safely carry passengers and cargo in urban and suburban areas. The concept of operations lays out the technology, regulatory and social recommendations needed to deploy urban air mobility (UAM) in the United States and integrate it into the national airspace system, AviationPros reports. Continue reading original article.
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21 September 2022 - Boeing and Wisk say that evolutionary and pragmatic methods will be needed to make the vision of UAM a reality. This includes the creation of new infrastructure such as ‘vertiports,’ locations where UAM aircraft can take off and land, load and unload passengers, and receive services. Additionally, while the aircraft will be automated, Boeing and Wisk recommend the creation of ‘fleet operations centers’ where ‘multi-vehicle supervisors’ will monitor flights, implement air traffic control instructions to maintain aircraft separation, and ensure safe operation of the flight.
“The work we’ve done with our partners at Wisk demonstrates how this shared vision can become reality, and we’re excited to share these ConOps with public, government, policy and regulatory stakeholders to engage across industry to shape that future,” said Brian Yutko, Boeing vice president and chief engineer of Sustainability & Future Mobility.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor