The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is requesting help from industry and other associated organisations to:
- Communicate the current and future state of the advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystem and align on terminology, challenges, barriers, and solutions.
- Provide a forum to forge collaborative opportunities to advance the state of the art AAM, including establishing new industry partnerships.
- Increase awareness of NASA’s research and planned transition paths.
- Develop a NASA-curated “Book of Requirements” for AAM technology, systems, and operations.
- Support discussions of regulatory and standards development activities at the federal, state, and local level.
- Inform the community on the current state of the industry to identify research gaps and areas of highest industry need.
- Engage the public on AAM, including stakeholders from state and local governments.
NASA is seeking public, private, and academic organizations to collaborate with NASA in Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) ecosystem working groups, focused on enabling the AAM ecosystem. The realization of the AAM vision will be possible only through the input and contributions of multiple stakeholders, each possessing the necessary authority, expertise, and/or resources to fulfill a critical role in AAM’s development, approval, and implementation. The applicable participants will become integral to the working groups, which will provide a forum for those stakeholders to comment, collaborate and impact the overall ecosystem.
The primary purpose of the AAM ecosystem working groups is to share input, information and opinions that may help to accelerate the development of safe, high-volume AAM flight operations in the existing and anticipated future national airspace system. A broad participation from many organizations will enable NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the AAM community to supplement the existing efforts in the industry, focusing on understanding the viewpoints of a diverse group of stakeholders and an understanding of the ecosystem as a whole.
The AAM ecosystem working groups, in coordination with the National Campaign (NC) series, industry developments and other ARMD efforts, will contribute to the enablement of AAM markets.
The working group participants will be asked to share their diverse expertise, information and opinions on these topics. The working groups will be a forum to communicate industry demonstrations, research and development (R&D) priorities, and share concepts that may enable AAM. Participants will help identify the critical parameters and standards that may impact the future framework development and approach for safety, certification, airspace, aircraft concepts, technologies, and architectures.
Tender number: Advanced_Air_Mobility_Ecosystem_Working_Groups__RFI
Deadline: 29 January 2025
Responsible organization: NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER
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