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ATM-X UAM Leadership Briefs NATCA on UML-3 Airspace OIA
November 1, 2022

On October 20, 2022, the Air Traffic Management Exploration (ATM-X) Project’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Airspace Management Subproject Manager, Kevin Witzberger and UAM Principal Engineer, Dr. Ian Levitt, met with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) and National Air Traffic Control Association (NATCA) personnel to share information on the UAM Maturity Level 3 (UML-3) Operational Integration Assessment (OIA).
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ATM-X UAM Visits Blade Urban Air Mobility
October 25, 2022

Group photo at Blade with the Hudson River in the Background

On October 13, 2022, members of NASA’s Air Traffic Management Exploration (ATM-X) Project’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Airspace Subproject visited the Blade Urban Air Mobility Headquarters in New York City.
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ATM-X UAM Team Members Visit the Helo Holdings, Inc. Heliport
October 25, 2022

Group photo with the UAM team and HHI Heliport CEO, Jeff Hyman. In the background is a helicopter and a bridge.
NASA UAM team members with HHI Heliport CEO, Jeff Hyman.

On October 15, 2022, five members of the ATM-X Project’s UAM Subproject visited the Helo Holdings, Inc. Heliport (HHI Heliport) in Kearny, NJ.
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AAM/NC North Texas Conducts Cohort Flight Test
October 18, 2022

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On October 11, 2022, National Campaign (NC) researchers within the AAM Project took a step towards next generation UAM air travel with a successful live flight test of emerging technologies.
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ATM-X xTM ETM Team Meets with Industry, the FAA, and OGAs
October 18, 2022

On October 13, 2022, the Air Traffic Management Exploration (ATM-X) Project’s Extensible Traffic Management (xTM) Subproject Upper Class E Traffic Management (ETM) team met with representatives from industry, the FAA, the Department of Defense (DoD), the US Forest Service (USFS), and other NASA organizations.
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ATM-X UAM Team Visits the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center
October 18, 2022

Photo of the UAM team meeting with FAA representatives at the William J. Hughes Tech Center.

On October 12, 2022, members of NASA’s ATM-X Project’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Airspace Subproject visited the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center (WJHTC) near the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in New Jersey.
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AAM/NC Conducts Tabletops with Industry Partners to Explore Airspace Automation Functional Allocations
October 18, 2022

Over the past several months, the National Campaign’s Wisk partner demo team completed a series of ten tabletop exercises with a variety of industry partners to explore functional allocations required for airspace automation in the AAM ecosystem.
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Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 (ATD-2) integrates arrival, departure, and surface (IADS) concepts and technologies to demonstrate the benefits of an IADS traffic management system for Metroplex environments.
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ATM Test Bed
The Air Traffic Management (ATM) Test Bed is an inter-connected air traffic simulation test capability being developed by NASA to help accelerate the introduction of advanced technologies in the National Airspace System (NAS).
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NextGen is here.

NASA's ATM Research
NASA is conducting air traffic managment (ATM) research and development to help achieve the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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Sherlock Data Warehouse
Sherlock is a data warehouse for all types of air traffic management-related research and development. It has many terabytes of air traffic flight, weather, and traffic flow-related data products. Sherlock also provides an infrastructure for big data analytics and machine learning.
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NextGen Technologies
Here are a few of the NextGen tools in development by the Aviation Systems Division:
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