NASA collaborates with the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey to plan next-generation flights

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and NASA have agreed to a five-year Space Act agreement to prepare the future of aviation in the Port District’s airspace. The collaboration will look into the usage of electric vertical take-off planes for short-haul flights and cargo transport, among other things. Using lab and flight tests, NASA’s Langley Research Center is investigating ways to securely incorporate Urban Air Mobility (UAM) into urban environments. The Port Authority will act as a liaison and will assist in the selection of scenarios for additional NASA research. PANYNJ is also trying to expand its drone programme to check piers and maintain bridges at the Ports of New York and New Jersey which saw a record 9.5 million TEU throughput in 2022.   

Source of information – Port technology


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  1. This collaboration with NASA will surely help them stay on the bleeding edge of new technology

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