NASA AAM team prepares flight tech using Joby’s air taxi simulator
Aviation experts at NASA are preparing the tools that will be needed for safe and easy navigation of future air taxis and drone services, and to facilitate that work they’ve teamed up with advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft developer Joby.
Pilots and flight engineers with NASA’s AAM National Campaign have been using Joby’s air taxi flight simulator to gather data that will be integrated into a wide range of tech aiming to facilitate future operations and integrate passenger craft and autonomous drones into the nation’s airspace. The span of planned capabilities covers complex systems aiding traffic management to those allowing next generation craft to navigate pre-assigned flight routes as if following instructions on a smartphone app.
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