“…SmartSky Networks, an air-to-ground inflight connectivity provider, announced a collaboration with GE Aviation and Mosaic ATM to enhance Flight Management Systems (FMS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).
The combined work effort, conducted under a NASA Innovation Award, uniquely connects the airborne and cloud-based FMS to optimize airspace management while maintaining critical flight safety controls and serves as a key enabler for AAM, which promises to bring thousands more aircraft into the airspace in the coming years.
David Claassen, Chief Technology Officer, SmartSky Networks, says:
“Fast access to data is central to ensuring the Advanced Air Mobility sector can safely further its operations protocols. Our work with GE Aviation and Mosaic ATM brings numerous benefits to the domain by addressing regulatory challenges, maintaining critical safety standards, and providing a force multiplier for airspace management.”
Gary Goz, Navigation Systems Product Director, GE Aviation, noted:
“Advanced Air Mobility FMS presents unique space, power, and processing requirements but GE Aviation, Mosaic ATM and SmartSky Networks working together have identified ways to address these challenges. By combining both airborne and cloud-based FMS systems – coupled with a reliable, low latency network, we can address processing needs and still meet critical safety standards for flight control…”