NASA Noise Prediction Tool Supports Users in Air Taxi Industry – NASA

NASA Noise Prediction Tool Supports Users in Air Taxi Industry – NASA

Several air taxi companies are using a NASA-developed computer software tool to predict aircraft noise and aerodynamic performance. This tool allows manufacturers working in fields related to NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility mission to see early in the aircraft development process how design elements like propellors or wings would perform. This saves the industry time and … Read more

NASA Advanced Air Mobility Partnerships

NASA Advanced Air Mobility Partnerships

NASA is partnered with other government agencies, industry, and academia to conduct Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) research to benefit a future transportation system with routine flight of air taxis and drones. See the current partnerships below and in the map above. AerostarSioux Falls, South DakotaNASA and Aerostar are conducting collaborative evaluation of a NASA prototype … Read more

NASA Autonomous Flight Software Successfully Used in Air Taxi Stand-Ins – NASA

NASA Autonomous Flight Software Successfully Used in Air Taxi Stand-Ins – NASA

In late October, two research helicopters from the manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, made a dozen test flights over Long Island Sound, Connecticut taking care to avoid other aircraft in the area around them. Except the ordinary-looking helicopters were flying autonomously – guided by NASA-designed software – and those other aircraft were virtual, part … Read more

NASA Flies Drones Autonomously for Air Taxi Research – NASA

NASA Flies Drones Autonomously for Air Taxi Research – NASA

Researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia recently flew multiple drones beyond visual line of sight with no visual observer. The drones successfully flew around obstacles and each other during takeoff, along a planned route, and upon landing, all autonomously without a pilot controlling the flight. Researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center in … Read more

NASA, Joby Pave the Way for Air Taxis in Busy Airports – NASA

NASA, Joby Pave the Way for Air Taxis in Busy Airports – NASA

Researchers are one step closer to integrating air taxis and other electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles into the country’s busiest airports, thanks to a new air traffic simulation developed by NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley and Joby Aviation. These zero-operating-emission aircraft use electric power to take off, cruise, and land, … Read more