13:00, 30 minutes
Delivering a sustainable future
The vision to revolutionize mobility within metropolitan areas is a new frontier in aviation. A new and emerging role of many stakeholders is to support accessible air transport systems for legacy aircraft and to work with the UAM community to identify and address the opportunities and key challenges for full integration into the airspace. Our research identified the impact of UAM operations on the National Airspace System concerning air traffic control, infrastructure, and operations. We used the simulated ATCT at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to assess the impact of UAM in NAS, specifically at Daytona Beach Airport. We solicited user input to develop routes and procedures to mitigate start up issues with this new emerging technology. We found the operations are scalable, based on technology. The research provides a starting point in current operations to accept UAM operations in busy, Class C airspace, with a wide variety of airport users.