LMI has announced that they will advise NASA on future automation in the air cargo industry by conducting a future-focused research study on the forecasted market, risks, and opportunities associated with the integration of unmanned cargo vehicles into the National Airspace System (NAS) for NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD).
NASA selected LMI to perform the study to help define use cases for future automated air cargo vehicle operations in the NAS, which encompasses military and civilian airspace and adjoining infrastructure. LMI will survey and interview stakeholders such as national and regional air cargo carriers, original equipment manufacturers, and regulatory bodies like the Federal Aviation Administration.
“Commercial industry has developed, tested, and evaluated autonomous transportation applications; this research will help enable its safe and efficient implementation in the public domain,” said Karen Goodson, director of LMI’s Maintenance, Distribution, and Operational Logistics practice. “Our experts are eager to learn more in support of ARMD and to help inform federal regulatory and investment decisions around this exciting and rapidly growing area.”
Learn more in the LMI news item.