NASA Select New Participant for Advanced Air Mobility Flight Trials

By Phoebe Grinter / 06 Aug 2021

Reliable Robotics has been selected as a vehicle flight partner for NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility’s (AAM) National Campaign, which is aimed at integrating electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) air taxis, cargo delivery aircraft, and other new aerial vehicles into the U.S. national airspace system.

Reliable Robotics will conduct flight tests during this first phase of the National Campaign, slated for 2022. The tests serve to demonstrate how the company’s automation system can be integrated into an experimental ecosystem that connects airspace providers, infrastructure services and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles.

Reliable Robotics intends to advance several key areas, including trajectory planning, integrated flight operations, contingency management, air-to-air conflict management and constrained conflict management.

“Our team is honored to collaborate with NASA to further demonstrate Advanced Air Mobility capabilities through remote operation of our aircraft,” said Robert Rose, Co-founder and CEO of Reliable Robotics. “It’s exciting to participate in a program with industry partners at the forefront of expanding our future airspace systems.”

NASA aims to create safe, sustainable, accessible, and affordable aviation for several uses at local and regional levels, with expanding access to places previously not served or underserved by aviation being at the core of the mission. 

To facilitate community-wide advancement of technology that supports these operations, NASA selected thirteen companies and one university across three categories — vehicle developers, airspace and infrastructure entities — to participate in the AAM National Campaign.

“We look forward to working with all of our partners as we progress with our National Campaign itinerary,” said Starr Ginn, AAM National Campaign lead. “Reliable Robotics brings an aircraft-agnostic automation system to the group, which will add to our varied testing portfolio.”

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