U.S. Air Force to share data with FAA on advanced air mobility testing

Oct. 31, 2023
The US aviation regulator will use the shared testing data to inform its existing implementation plan and the ongoing development of permanent regulations, Noah Bovenizer writes for Airport Technology.

WASHINGTON - The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has signed an agreement with the US Air Force (USAF) to share flight test data and expertise to inform the integration of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aircraft into the National Airspace System, Noah Bovenizer writes for Airport TechnologyContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

31 October 2023 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says in its AAM implementation plan, Innovate28, that it "is leveraging existing programs and research conducted by other government agencies to integrate AAM more rapidly into the NAS, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Defense, and others. For example, through the FAA’s extensive AAM-focused partnership with NASA’s AAM Program and the National Campaign and collaboration with the U.S. Air Force AFWERX Prime programs, the FAA is able to leverage the research, data, and testing experience in the shared mission to safely integrate AAM aircraft."

FAA technology development director John Maffei said: “A new era of aviation is taking off and safe and efficient operations require collaboration. This data will help inform FAA certification efforts, policies, standards and future airspace integration requirements.”

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