National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The FAA has named Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) as one of five airports selected to host comprehensive assessments of technology designed to detect and diminish risks posed by drones.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has partnered with the FAA and the NARTP to collaborate on advancing drone technology, electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft operating in low-altitude airspace in urban environments as part of their Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) initiative.

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is a is a generic term that refers to the development and testing of new and innovative technologies and systems to move people and cargo. It aims to integrate emerging aircraft technology like eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) and other remotely piloted vehicles with existing flight operations.

Smart Airport Aviation Partnership (SAAP)

The purpose of the SAAP program is to transform Southern New Jersey’s innovation ecosystem by incubating, accelerating, and attracting new businesses into a high-tech cluster. Companies in the cluster will leverage “smart” infrastructure and Internet-of-Things technologies for airport and aviation applications in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and airports in both Atlantic County and Cape May County.

SAAP backs research projects that will foster regional aviation-related economic growth, and we’re hoping this exercise additionally helps forward the shaping of communication protocols for drone use in the immediate wake of emergencies. 

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