On Feb. 2 - 4, 2021, TACP and NARI produced the first ever integrated Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program (TACP) Showcase that highlighted technical contributions to the aeronautics community, the importance of partnerships and collaboration (3,100 total views over the three days). View Recordings at 2021 TACP Showcase

The UAS Traffic Management (UTM) Project Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) will provide an opportunity to share insights on the research conducted and the lessons learned during the last 6 years of the UTM Project. In addition, we will discuss next steps toward the future of UTM.  + To Register & Learn More

The NASA Aeronautics Research Institute in support of ARMD’s AAM Project is collaborating with Agility Prime to launch the AAM Supply Chain Working Group. The overall goal of this working group is to ensure that the aerospace supply chain will meet the demands of vehicles with regards to resiliency, production targets, and competitiveness. +Register!

The Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Ecosystem Working Groups are bringing together the broad community dedicated to accelerating safe, high-volume AAM flight operations. + Future Meetings and Additional Information


Upcoming Events

Transformative Vertical Flight Group #3 Every Tuesday 11:00-12:00pm PT Join by clicking here
AAM Ecosystem Working Groups  Various Dates & Times For more details, click here


NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) operates at the nexus of industry, government and academia with an outward-facing approach to monitor trends and aviation needs. NARI’s goal is to develop partnerships that maximize impact to meet future aviation demands and opportunities consistent with Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate strategic thrusts.

University Leadership Initiative (ULI)

This initiative allows universities and university-led partnerships to provide strategic leadership that advances ARMD’s research objectives and promotes education of the next generation of engineers.


International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR)

IFAR is the world's only aviation research establishment network. Our team is working with IFAR to create capabilities and events to support IFAR virtual events to enhance international collaboration in aeronautics research and connect the future leaders of the aviation industry.


IATA - Up in the Air Blog

The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) in collaboration with NARI has started an Air Traffic Management blog called Up In The Air. It is looking at the COVID-19 disruption and how to restart and build a more resilient and efficient aviation industry.

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Ecosystem Working Groups

The working groups aim to accelerate the development of safe, high-volume AAM flight operations by bringing together the broad community involved in developing this new capability. We commenced the AAM ecosystem working groups in March 2020 in a virtual forum. Moving forward, there will be continued virtual gatherings to facilitate community engagement and input. Participation offers the opportunity to closely collaborate with NASA and other government organizations towards developing the standards, policies, and operationalization of AAM. 

NASA Ames Hangar One

Past Events

February 26, 2020: UAM Guided Discussion

Version 1 of NextGen Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Concept of Operations was developed through a series of collaborative activities and enagagement in partnership with FAA, NASA, and industry stakeholders. It describes the envisioned operational environment that supports the expected evolution of UAM operations and provides the foundational information incorporate UAM operations into existing Air Traffic Management (ATM) environment. Future collaboration with stakeholders will further mature and modify this document.

December 12, 2019: Upper E Traffic Management (ETM) tabletop on development of the ETM concept and associated operational requirements with focus on operations that occur above and below FL600 and techniques for cooperative traffic management - Documents now available

August 6-7, 2019: Enabling Autonomous Flight and Operations in the NAS workshop 2 with emphasis on autonomous small unmanned aircraft systems and increasingly autonomous medium-size urban air mobility vehicles - Presentations now available

April 23-24, 2019: Enabling Autonomous Flight Operations in the NAS 1 with emphasis on enabling medium-size cargo/freighters and reduced crew transport category aircraft operating in all classes of airspace - Reports now available 







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