This August, the White House hosted a summit about ways to move air mobility forward. Topics at this summit included electric vertical-take-off, landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and drones. As well, topics such as unscrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM).
Electric vertical-take-off uses electric power to hover, take off, and land the plane. This makes the plane become more flexible and perform many more operations.
The landing (eVTOL) aircraft is battery-powered and utilizes autonomous technology. The technology behind this aircraft allows it to move in any direction and to function similarly to a drone.
As well, drones do not use human pilots, or have a crew or passengers on board. They utilize a ground-based controller and can be used for tasks such as collecting images.
Unscrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) include the fixed wing, balloon systems, and rotor craft in the aircraft. Mission planning and controlled hardware and software are required for the UAS to function.
Furthermore, advanced air mobility utilizes electric vertical takeoff and eVTOL aircraft. It allows the aircraft to serve in places that are not easily accessed by current aviation modes.
In essence, emphasis on responsible adoption and safety is at the basis of these new technologies, along with innovation and sustainability. Furthermore, the future of aviation looks bright with these new technologies.
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