EmbraerX, Atech and Harris Corporation collaborate to envision a new paradigm of air traffic management for urban air mobility

EmbraerX, Atech and Harris Corporation collaborate to envision a new paradigm of air traffic management for urban air mobility

São José dos Campos, Brazil, May 28, 2019 – EmbraerX is championing the development of a truly collaborative ecosystem which enables people to imagine a world where electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOL) will be part of our daily lives. In partnership with dozens of air traffic controllers, academics, pilots and industry experts, Embraer’s disruptive business subsidiary published “FlightPlan 2030,” a white paper which proposes a procedures-based vision for a new paradigm of air traffic management for the future urban air mobility industry.

“Urban air mobility will evolve to become a significant mode of transportation in the next decade and will require a truly collaborative ecosystem,” said Antonio Campello, President & CEO of EmbraerX. “Our Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) concept ensures equitable and safe access to urban airspace for a broad spectrum of aircraft, including conventional helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and eVTOLs. FlightPlan 2030 presents what we believe are the necessary first steps towards autonomous capabilities.”

This vision is based on existing technology from Atech, an Embraer company that develops the air traffic control systems used in multiples countries around the world. This project also involved the collaboration of Harris Corporation, a leading ATM technology innovator for the FAA and a global provider of ATM systems that meet the demands of the next generation of air travel around the world.

“As a systems integrator and technology provider for multiple Brazilian defense agencies and other countries, we have been able to envision a dynamic ecosystem of technologies with a focus on maintaining the safety, security, and dependability on which we all rely,” said Edson Mallaco, CEO of Atech. “The foundations for this disruptive service are already available in many of the modern airspace systems currently being implemented around the world. However, all solutions must be tailored to local community needs, and our collaborative vision has been developed to ensure broad stakeholder input.”

“Harris is leading the development and integration of next generation communications, surveillance and information management for ATM systems around the globe,” said Kelle Wendling, vice president and general manager, Harris Mission Networks. “As we look toward the introduction of urban air mobility, projects like the EmbraerX opportunity allow us to define and promote the safe and reliable integration of these vehicles into airspace systems around the world.”

The UATM concept is designed to examine the ways in which a dedicated air traffic control solution for the urban air mobility industry can interact and coordinate with conventional Air Traffic Control (ATC) agencies and Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) for drones. It proposes a new approach for managing high volumes of aircraft in a system that can safely and efficiently operate in dense, low-altitude urban airspace.

The combination of eVTOL development and this UATM proposition creates a unique position for EmbraerX to responsibly lead the growth of the new urban air mobility ecosystem, empowering people and communities along the way. EmbraerX is part of the Uber Elevate Network, which believes that on-demand air transport has the potential to radically transform urban mobility, improving quality of life for millions of people around the world.

FlightPlan 2030 is available at FlightPlan2030.com

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About Embraer

A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer celebrates its 50th anniversary with businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after-sales.

Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.

Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

About EmbraerX

EmbraerX (www.embraerx.com) is the disruptive innovation subsidiary of the Embraer Group. We are a market accelerator committed to developing solutions that transform life’s experiences. Our global team of innovators, creators, thought-leaders, and designers combines human-centered design thinking with business-building and engineering expertise to tackle some of the biggest problems facing humanity today.

About Atech

Recognized as a Brazilian “System House,” Atech has always being guided by nnovation in order to transform technology into solutions for mission-critical systems both in civilian and military applications. With its unique expertise in system engineering and technologies for situational awareness and decision-making support, Atech develops innovative solutions in the Command and Control systems, Air Traffic Management, Instrumentation and Control systems, Embedded systems, Simulators, Asset Management, Cyber security, Smart Connections and Logistics segments. The company is also responsible for the development and update of the entire Brazilian airspace system.

About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems. Learn more at harris.com.