12:30, 25 minutes
Delivering a sustainable future
A convergence of social dynamics, business models, sustainability goals, and technology are enabling a new chapter in aerospace with the prospect of establishing safe and affordable, everyday flight for everyone. This concept of operations for urban air mobility (UAM) is the culmination of studies by experts across Boeing, Wisk, Aurora Flight Sciences, SkyGrid, and other industry affiliates. It specifically addresses a critical element to safely scaling up the tempo of UAM flight operations—enhanced automation and a shift in how we define the role of pilots. This presentation describes an approach to the transition from crewed to uncrewed flight that applies technical and operational innovations that are at once both evolutionary and pragmatic.