Posts by Dave Clarke

A man standing with arms crossed in front of an XWing aircraft.

AI Has Come for Your Aircraft

You may have noticed that our lives — our digital lives and, by extension, practically every aspect of our offline lives — are about to undergo a radical transformation not seen since the advent of the internet.  That transformation is being powered by artificial intelligence (AI). AI is computers supercomputing and processing data faster and…

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An illustration showing an AAM simulation environment.

An Advanced Simulation for Implementation of Advanced Air Mobility

Working together to hasten the safe introduction and integration of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) into the national airspaces of countries around the globe, a group of researchers from Cranfield University, Boeing Research and Technology—Europe, ANRA Technologies, Airbus-Unmanned Traffic Management, Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre, Ineco, and NTT Data, published an article, “The Development of an Advanced…

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Illustration of a red city bus at the base of a vertiport with an air taxi on top of it.

Vertiport, Vertiport, Wherefore Shall I Integrate You?

Much of the discussion surrounding the integration of urban/advanced air mobility (UAM/AAM) has focused on how best to accommodate this new transportation mode into the National Air Space (NAS) of any given nation-state (such as the United States) or a supranational union of states (such as the European Union). But, to date, little consideration has…

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black and yellow evtols parked on top a veriport

eVTOL Batteries: Advanced Machine Learning for AAM

If you use your mobile phone frequently, when the remaining battery life reaches 20%, the battery indicator icon in the upper right of the screen turns red. But if you’re operating your eVTOL the way many passenger-carrying operators expect to – lots of takeoffs and landings throughout the day, ferrying passengers from airports to downtown…

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Tiny flying bot suspended by tweezers next to penny.

Sub-gram Helicopters

Scientists are developing helicopters smaller than some gnats to aid in future rescue missions and more.

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Illustration of a person holding a globe labeled AI.

Urban Air Mobility + Artificial Intelligence

Take a minute to watch the opening scene from the 1952 Superman TV series. Writing in Cyient, Ajay Lohany, formerly with the Indian Air Force, outlines how those superhuman abilities Superman possessed (“faster than a speeding bullet,” “more powerful than a locomotive”) can align to improve aviation as urban air mobility (UAM) and artificial intelligence (AI) join…

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