NASA has selected a research centre in Springfield, Ohio to host the next stage of trials looking at new aircraft, airspace management and aviation services as part of its Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign.
Unmanned traffic management (UTM) company Anra Technologies is to provide the systems and services that will be used during the testing campaign and to share information with eVTOL operators and other UTM stakeholders, including vertiport operators.
Amit Ganjoo, founder and CEO of Anra said, “We are honored to be part of the winning FlyOhio team and look forward to helping NASA advance the entire advanced air mobility ecosystem through operational testing and demonstration approach, robust technology research and evaluation activities, and collaboration with community organizations and stakeholders.”
Members of the FlyOhio team will work with NASA on multi-modal transportation planning, modeling, and simulations of the AAM portion of a transportation system, public acceptance such as noise issues, community engagement, infrastructure planning, contingency planning for opportunities to demonstrate AAM operations in various scenarios.
“Advanced Air Mobility technology is revolutionizing the transportation industry and Ohio is well-positioned to lead market adoption as these solutions scale. We are committed to developing and deploying connected, automated, shared, and electric vehicles and infrastructure on the ground and in the air. This program is a manifestation of that ethos, and we are excited to increase the advanced aviation investment in Ohio’s economy,” said Howard Wood, executive director at smart mobility intiative DriveOhio.