26-Jan-2023 Source: Skyroads
Skyroads has started to set up the first fully automated Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) flight test area at Augsburg Airport.
This is a major step towards the implementation of AAM and its integration into current aviation. The Skyroads system will enable fleet operators, ground infrastructure and vertiport operators as well as aircraft manufacturers to test their vehicles and infrastructure at an early stage of development – while guaranteeing full safety.
The test field is meant for accumulating experience with innovative aviation technologies so that the Skyroads open and interoperable flight control automation system can be operated safely even in metropolitan areas. After all, only full automation will make Advanced Air Mobility safe as well as economically feasible.
Once suitability testing is completed, the test site will serve Skyroads and other project partners as a large-scale real-life laboratory for further industrial and academic research.
In upcoming posts we will introduce some of our partners, including Supernal as the AAM division of the Korean Hyundai Group, Flix, the Technische Universität München with several chairs, Hybrid-Airplane Technologies GmbH, FlyNow Aviation, HORYZN, blueflite, Amazilia Aerospace and MANTA Aircraft from Italy.