AFWERX to discuss efforts to safely field AAM systems at Xponential 2024

AFWERX to discuss efforts to safely field AAM systems at Xponential 2024

12-Apr-2024 Source: Air Force Material Command

AFWERX will spotlight efforts to safely integrate Advanced Air Mobility into the national airspace system during the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International XPONENTIAL 2024 convention April 22-25, 2024, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

AFWERX, the Department of the Air Force’s innovation arm, has worked with other federal agencies to address the technical, policy and regulatory challenges associated with fielding a new category of aircraft while also building the industrial base necessary to support it.

“As the Department of Defense expedites the fielding of autonomous aircraft and systems, it is critical to focus on airspace modernization to scale autonomy safely and securely,” said Lt. Col. John Tekell, Agility Prime branch chief. “We are working with the industrial base, organizations and government agencies on testing and accelerating development of new physical and digital infrastructure needed for airspace integration, management and security.”

AAM is a transportation system that moves people and cargo between places by using aircrafts like electric, hybrid or conventional vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Additional technologies and infrastructure are required to scale towards autonomous operations between controlled and uncontrolled airspace. Some of these technologies include detect and avoid, traffic management systems and advanced cyber security.

AAM-focused panels featuring AFWERX and DAF officials include (times are PDT):

In addition to panel discussions, AFWERX will host a booth and meeting room where its representatives can connect with industry and government stakeholders about AAM topics.

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