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Boeing and Wisk Unveil AAM Roadmap

Boeing and Wisk Unveil AAM Roadmap

Boeing and its partner Wisk released a document that lays out transitioning approach from crewed to uncrewed Urban Air Mobility (UAM) flight, as well as the regulatory and social recommendations to make it happen.

The “Concept of Operations for Uncrewed Urban Air Mobility” seeks to integrate UAM, also called advanced air mobility (AAM), into the United States National System to give everyone equal access to this method of transport by the end of the decade.

“We’re working to enable a future of aerospace that is safe, sustainable and at scale. Uncrewed operations will be fundamental to realizing that vision, and we have to exceed the current safety standards for the air transportation system,” said Brian Yutko, Vice President and Chief Engineer of Sustainability & Future Mobility, Boeing.

Under the collaboration between Boeing, Wisk, the FAA, NASA and key industry stakeholders, the Concept of Operations offers a blueprint and mid-term flight solution rules in the advancement of UAM.

“The important work we’re sharing today provides a stepping stone in the advancement of UAM in the U.S. and the world,” said Gary Gysin, CEO, Wisk.

Boeing and Wisk said evolutionary and pragmatic methods will be needed, as listed in the document, including the construction of vertiports and fleet operations centers as well as third-party service providers.

Vertiports are locations where UAM aircraft can take off and land, load and unload passengers, and receive services. Fleet operations centers provide services such as flight monitoring and air traffic control.