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.
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.
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.
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.
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