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EmbraerX, Atech, Harris Corp To Develop Air Traffic Control Tech for Electric Urban Vertical Take Off Vehicles

EmbraerX, Atech and Harris Corporation are developing Urban Air Traffic Management (UATM) concept to control electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOL) in an urban setting.

“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," said Antonio Campello, President & CEO of EmbraerX.

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 company said in a statement Tuesday.

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