CORK, Ireland, June 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Collins Aerospace business of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) has been selected to participate in eight projects under the European Union’s SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking (SESAR 3 JU). SESAR 3 JU, a collaboration between European private and public partners, aims to accelerate the delivery of Europe’s digital airspace through the development of new technologies for the management of conventional aircraft, drones, air taxis and vehicles flying at higher altitudes.
As part of the initiative, Collins will work with the air traffic management value chain, including air navigation service providers, airlines, aircraft OEMs, system providers and academia to help create new innovations in key technology focus areas such as connectivity, U-space, trajectory-based operations, airport solutions, autonomy and data services. Collins will lead the JARVIS (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System) project, which will use artificial intelligence-based technologies to increase automation in the cockpit and control tower operations as a way to reduce the workload of pilots and operators while improving safety and security at the same time.
“Collins has decades of avionics and air traffic management experience that we will deploy under the EU’s SESAR 3 JU as we work with our industry partners to map out the future of Europe’s airspace,” said Mauro Atala, senior vice president, Engineering & Technology for Collins. “Together we will develop new solutions that will form the basis of a future system that is more efficient, safe and secure.”
Below is a full list of the SESAR research projects in which Collins has been selected to participate. Collins’ Applied Research and Technology (ART) organization will work with the company’s Avionics and Connected Aviation Solutions strategic business units to support Collins’ projects across the globe. France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and the UK.
CNS DSP (Demonstration of a CNS Data Service Provision) ECHO 2 (European Concept for Higher Altitude Operations Phase 2) ENSURE (atm-uspacE iNterface and airSpace reconfigURation service) JARVIS (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System) FCDI (Future Connectivity and Digital Infrastructure ) NETWORK TBO (Network Trajectory-Based Operations) SEC-AIRSPACE (Cyber SECurity Risk Assessment in virtualized AIRSPACE scenarios) SPATIO (u-Space sePARaTION management)
About Collins Aviation
Collins Aerospace is a Raytheon Technologies company, the largest aerospace and defense company in the world. Our global team of 73,000 employees dreams, designs and delivers smarter, more connected solutions for passenger safety and comfort, mission success, space exploration and operational efficiency and sustainability. We realize the most powerful concepts in the aerospace industry.
About Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) is the world’s largest aerospace and defense company. Our global team of 180,000 employees pushes the boundaries of known science and redefines how we connect and protect our world. We advance aviation, build smarter defense systems and create innovations to take us deeper into space. The company, with a turnover in 2022 of $67 billionis situated in Arlington, Virginia.
About the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking
The SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking is an institutionalized European partnership between private and public sector partners, set up to accelerate the realization of Europe’s digital sky through research and innovation. It leverages, develops and accelerates adoption of the most advanced technological solutions for the management of conventional aircraft, drones, air taxis and vehicles flying at higher altitudes. www.sesarju.eu
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