Mosaic ATM recently announced a collaboration with GE Aviation and SmartSky Networks 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.
“Working with SmartSky and GE Aviation allows our development of next-generation technologies and procedures for traffic management systems to be fully utilized both on the ground and in the air,” said Todd Kilbourne, senior program manager at Mosaic ATM. “Having dependable, high-speed, secure and interoperable connectivity enables the cloud-based FMS to further enhance National Airspace System (NAS) safety and improve capacity to the benefit of all users.”
The conceptualized cloud-based FMS will allow air traffic controllers better real-time trajectory and airspace management planning by expanding and optimizing available data inputs and processing capabilities across a greater number of relevant sources. In addition, enabling traffic flow management will minimize delays and improve efficiencies required by environmental, social, and governance requirements, aiding sustainability planning initiatives. Greater accuracy of onboard FMS outputs will also be achieved through increased processing power and external inputs.
Mosaic is proud to be a part of this groundbreaking project, which will further enhance National Airspace System (NAS) safety and improve capacity to the benefit of all users.