Forum 360: Future Airspace Operations 1 July 2022 0930 - 1100

The density and diversity of airspace operations is likely to change significantly with developments related to drones, eVTOLs, sTOLs, advanced air mobility, supersonics, and commercial space transportation. NASA, the FAA, and industry are keen on ensuring that future airspace operations will continue to scale to accommodate the diversity and density in the same manner. The panel will discuss the lessons learned from current air traffic operations and unmanned aircraft system traffic management and identify various capabilities that need to be developed to prepare for the future in a safe manner.

  • Lisa-Ellman-2022 Lisa Ellman
    Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance, and Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Ella-Atkins-2022 Ella Atkins
    Professor of Aerospace Engineering; Director, Autonomous Aerospace Systems (A2SYS) Lab; Associate Director of the Robotics Institute, University of Michigan
  • Steve-Bradford-FAA Steve Bradford
    Chief Scientist, NextGen, FAA
  • Todd-Briscoe-2022 Todd Briscoe
    Director of Commercial Advanced Product Development, Core Engineering and Materials and Process Engineering, Spirit AeroSystems
  • Robert-N-Ellithorpe Bob Ellithorpe
    Vice President, Program Management, Archer
  • Placeholder-Male Jeffrey Richards
    ATM Operations Expert, Thales Digital Aviation Solutions
  • Akbar-Sultan Akbar Sultan
    Director, Airspace Operations and Safety Program, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate