Mobilizar a indústria aeronáutica nacional para a disrupção no transporte aéreo urbano do futuro
The FLY.PT project aims to develop products and services with an integrated and unique global vision, based on a demonstrator of an urban and electric multimodal transportation system. This new transport system combines an autonomous electric vehicle and an autonomous aerial vehicle, allowing both horizontal and vertical mobility by coupling/ decoupling a cabin. FLY.PT will create the technology and knowledge base needed to address the ongoing air transport revolution, including technologies related to aircraft electrification and autonomous systems. The consortium is led by one of the national industry's major references, the Caetano Aeronautic company of the Salvador Caetano group, and has the participation (in an open innovation framework) of the largest companies and entities? network in the sector, through the involvement of the Portuguese Cluster for the Aeronautics, Space and Defense Industries (AED Cluster Portugal). FLY.PT also includes 10 companies and 9 entities of the R&D system, with wide national geographic coverage. The project is organized in 6 PPS, which include: PPS1 - the development of autonomous aerial systems; PPS2 - the development of autonomous ground systems integrated with air systems; PPS3 - the development of the future cabins; PPS4 - the module integration, and development and testing of critical systems; PPS5 - the operational concepts and assessment of the platforms condition; and PPS6 - management and dissemination. Of note is the high level of innovation associated with the project, both from the integrated demonstrators as well as the high tech themes, such as propulsion, artificial intelligence and avionics, batteries, innovative structures, design and new concepts of operation. The products, processes and services will be developed in a logic of transverse mobilization of human resources, with vast curricula and experience in the development and implementation of R&D projects on the thematic areas covered by FLY.PT.