US Air Force and FAA to work together on AAM aircraft integration
Responding to political criticism and even some concern within the next generation aviation sector, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said it will team up with the US Air Force to study the operation and effective integration of advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft into the nation’s airspace.
The FAA announced it had signed initial agreements with the US Air Force’s AFWERX division to cooperate with the agency’s efforts to prepare for the arrival of swiftly advancing AAM aircraft by commercial developers. AFWERX is the non-traditional, multi-pole unit of top Air Force geeks who work with outside technology developers to examine military application of promising innovations, and accelerate their development and deployment.
The link-up with the Air Force comes against broader, virtually constant criticism from political detractors of the FAA’s work. Recently added to those are claims the agency is moving far too slow to…