Call It K-UAM

By Dave Clarke | April 7, 2024

Incheon’s mayor, Jeong-bok Yoo, is spearheading an initiative to prepare, adapt, and integrate urban air mobility into the fabric of this metropolis of roughly 3 million people. The city has published the Advanced Air Mobility Concept of Operations for Incheon Metropolitan City. The 46-page pamphlet lays out the city’s vision to bring UAM online by…

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The Right Stuff: Manufacturing a UAV Sandwich

By Dave Clarke | April 3, 2024

“… composite materials were optimal to build a lightweght, low-altitude endurance (LALE) hybrid VTOL UAV.”

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UTM for UAM: Avoiding an eVTOL carmaggedon in the sky

By Dave Clarke | March 31, 2024

When our eVTOLs, crewed or uncrewed, take to the urban skies in our eVTOLs, it won’t be Tinkerbell our instruments will be looking to avoid hitting. NASA’s February 2024 report, “Computing Proximity to Threat Along Uncertain Trajectory to Support Urban Air Mobility,” identifies the complex, challenging environment that aircraft operators, urban traffic management (UTM) system…

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6 Things the State of Illinois Needs to Do to Advance AAM

By Dave Clarke | March 24, 2024

Home to nearly 9,000,000 people, metropolitan Chicago is, theoretically, an urban air mobility (UAM) air taxi operator’s dream. Or at least it would be, were it not for Chicago’s brutally cold winters. Winter temperatures average at, or just above, freezing during the day and -5°C (about 20-25°F) at night. And, then there’s the wind. In…

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6 Things the State of Illinois Needs to Do to Advance AAM

By Dave Clarke | March 24, 2024 | Comments Off on 6 Things the State of Illinois Needs to Do to Advance AAM

Home to nearly 9,000,000 people, metropolitan Chicago is, theoretically, an urban air mobility (UAM) air taxi operator’s dream. Or at least it would be, were it not for Chicago’s brutally cold winters. Winter temperatures average at, or just above, freezing during the day and -5°C (about 20-25°F) at night. And, then there’s the wind. In…

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