Champion Your Operations

Champion Your Operations

A champion operator is an organization or individual that excels in their field by demonstrating exceptional performance, innovation, and leadership. They consistently deliver high-quality results, often setting benchmarks for best practices and standards.

As we gear up for the world showcase of champions, the Olympic Games in Paris, there has been strong support to develop regional Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) operations to revolutionize metropolitan transportation and logistics for future Olympic games.

Projects like Innovate28 recognize the Los Angeles 2028 Summer Olympics on the horizon and Skyportz Riverfront Vertiport Concept for  Brisbane 2032 Summer Olympics are paving the way. Cities must plan for the integration of these operations with the goal of establishing the necessary infrastructure, integration of real-time data into an intelligent ecosystem, and safety and security protocols built within. From a weather perspective, next-generation weather providers play a crucial role in delivering real-time precision weather data.

Area Assessment

Laying the foundation for vertiport operations, the process begins with a comprehensive assessment of the operational area. Developing AAM and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) infrastructure with early consideration of wind and weather impacts will lead to a more predictable, reliable, and safer operational environment. When evaluating wind data in urban areas, it's important not to rely solely on Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) data from airports. Urban wind flows and hazards caused by building obstructions and land topography make airport data mostly irrelevant for vertiport placement and airspace routing decisions. The data must be adjusted to account for the impacts of buildings on hyper-local wind flows in and around urban areas.

Closing the Gap - Quality input leads to quality output

By leveraging IoT data sources from existing sensors and expanding the network through the deployment of supplementary weather sensors, stakeholders can enrich the data pool. The innovative approach involves integrating a diverse network of advanced sensors, both on-site and remotely along corridors, that measure microscale conditions, providing more reliable data representative of a business’ immediate environment and timescale. Adopting this approach prioritizes a customer-centric focus, offering a more predictable client experience by ensuring smooth flight operations without delays and reducing uncertainty and stress within the internal operational framework. These benefits hold both quantifiable and qualitative value.

 Real-Time Low-Altitude Data, Modeling, and Analytics

Adding weather and wind sensors will increase real-time measurements of actual weather conditions where none exist today.  The adoption of IoT sensors, processed on the edge, and using advanced analytical and machine learning algorithms will reliably and securely provide a rapid refresh of weather intelligence at scale. Delivering this solution transforms the data into meaningful information relevant for better flight planning and routing, reducing delays and increasing the efficiency of operations.

Implement the Regulatory Framework

The regulatory requirements regarding weather data collection and reporting vary depending on where you are across the globe. Over the past seven years, stakeholders, including TruWeather Solutions, have engaged directly with the FAA to produce the ASTM Weather Standard. This standard can be leveraged as a foundation for vertiport guidance and regulation serving as a model that can be tested, validated, and reproduced as the industry expands globally.

Testing and Validation to Ensure Scalability  

The creation of public-private partnerships is the key to making the AAM initiative successful. Pilot programs will gather feedback from operators, partners, stakeholders, and government agencies. The validation of the data is essential. It will be the responsibility of operators, manufacturers, state and local governments, and other stakeholders to provide continuous monitoring and improvement to enable a smart and secure ecosystem.

A Champion Operator

A "champion operator" in the context of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) refers to an organization that leads and supports the adoption and implementation of innovative aviation technologies and operations. This role involves actively engaging in the development, testing, and scaling of new systems, often collaborating closely with regulatory bodies, technology providers, and other stakeholders.

Through years of preparation and innovation, TruWeather Solutions is ready to support AAM as a champion operator, ensuring that operations are cost effective, reliable and secure.

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