AUVSI Panel at BAM – Agility Prime Accelerates eVTOL Development
The Agility Prime Panel is joined by Lt. Col Thomas Meagher (“WCMD” Division Chief AFWERX Prime), Dash (Senior Operations Research Analyst AFWERX), Major John Tekell “Wasp” (Agility Prime Lead, Deputy Division Chief AFWERX Prime), and George Griffiths “Hogg” (AFWERX Chief of Engineering, Test and Safety AFWERX).
The United States Air Force launched Agility Prime in 2020, a non-traditional program seeking to accelerate the commercial market for advanced air mobility vehicles. The Innovative Capabilities Opening (ICO), established a rapid contracting mechanism with a “Race to Certification” series. The Air Race is a three-phase path to military certification and potential procurement while accelerating commercialization of this revolutionary technology. These flights will provide an opportunity to assess the utility of the aircraft in missions like distributed logistics, medical evacuation, firefighting, disaster response, search and rescue, and humanitarian-relief operations. Additionally, such flight tests could generate data to support the FAA certification enabling a broader commercial market. In this session you will learn more about ICO, Area of Interest, In-kind testing, Military Airworthiness process, and more.
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