OHIO, USA — *Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from previous report.
FlyOhio, a cohort of public and private academic institutions, has been selected by NASA to participate in its advanced air national mobility campaign.
Through participation in the campaign, FlyOhio will focus on "system development through integrated vehicle and airspace demonstrations in real-world scenarios that are critical to safe and effective commercialization," according to a press release from DriveOhio.
“In Ohio, we have a longstanding history with advancing aerospace technology, and we continue to pursue new opportunities to support the development of cutting-edge technology,” said Governor DeWine. “We are eager to join with NASA in a new, broad coalition of institutions across the state who are investing in the advancement of this transformative aerospace technology.”
The campaign outlines the framework for a multiyear program to design, test and implement a state wide advanced air mobility strategy focused on the movement of goods and people; specially testing applications in health care delivery, air taxi/metro and regional air cargo transport.
Home to more than 550 aerospace companies and three of the nation’s premier aerospace centers, Ohio is the nation’s largest aerospace industry supplier, with a workforce of more than 38,000 in the aviation and aerospace industry.
“Ohio’s economy has strong momentum as it emerges from the pandemic, and this powerful industry coalition is more evidence that Ohio is becoming the go-to spot in the Midwest for some of America’s top innovators. This campaign further positions Ohio’s multi-billion-dollar mobility economy to compete in this fast-growing and dynamic industry sector,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO.
The FlyOhio team is made up of key aircraft manufacturers, operators, and airspace service providers and suppliers, as well as Ohio regional and city planning organizations, local stakeholders, academic institutions, and health care networks.
For more information on FlyOhio and its work with NASA, click here.
*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from previous report.