EmbraerX, Atech and Harris Corporation to collaborate on urban air traffic management concept

EmbraerX is championing the development of a truly collaborative ecosystem which enables people to imagine a world where electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOL) will be part of our daily lives. In partnership with dozens of air traffic controllers, academics, pilots and industry experts, Embraer’s disruptive business subsidiary published “FlightPlan 2030,” a white paper which proposes a procedures-based vision for a new paradigm of air traffic management for the future urban air mobility industry. 

“Urban air mobility will evolve to become a significant mode of transportation in the next decade and will require a truly collaborative ecosystem,” said Antonio Campello, President & CEO of EmbraerX. “Our Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) concept ensures equitable and safe access to urban airspace for a broad spectrum of aircraft, including conventional helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and eVTOLs. FlightPlan 2030 presents what we believe are the necessary first steps towards autonomous capabilities.”

This vision is based on existing technology from Atech, an Embraer company that develops the air traffic control systems used in multiples countries around the world. This project also involved the collaboration of Harris Corporation, a leading ATM technology innovator for the FAA and a global provider of ATM systems that meet the demands of the next generation of air travel around the world.

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