Echo­dyne has become a mem­ber of the OneSky Future of Flight Pro­gram. The com­pa­ny designs and deliv­ers high-per­for­mance, com­pact, sol­id-state radars based on the company’s pro­pri­etary meta­ma­te­ri­als elec­tron­ic scan­ning array (MESA) tech­nol­o­gy.

Echodyne’s MESA radars cre­ate high-pre­ci­sion air­space data for the AAM indus­try to design air­craft and oper­ate ser­vices to the high­est lev­els of safe­ty and reli­a­bil­i­ty.

Michael Tor­net­ta, head of sales and strate­gic growth at OneSky, said: “More oper­a­tors are inquir­ing about sur­veil­lance feed inte­gra­tion with OneSky Solu­tions. Almost every com­pa­ny we speak with has either spo­ken with Echo­dyne or plans to.

“Being able to quick­ly demon­strate how our sys­tems work togeth­er rais­es con­fi­dence in the minds of the oper­a­tor. Ecosys­tem syn­er­gies like this are crit­i­cal to the suc­cess of safe BVLOS oper­a­tions.”

OneSky and Echo­dyne have already inte­grat­ed Echo­dyne sur­veil­lance feeds with the OneSky air­space man­age­ment sys­tem to pro­vide total sit­u­a­tion­al aware­ness for UAS oper­a­tors.

The data from Echodyne’s ground-based and air­borne radar solu­tions pro­vides air­craft oper­a­tors with advanced air­space decon­flic­tion capa­bil­i­ties. Ingest­ing air­space data from the Echo­dyne radars increas­es oper­a­tional safe­ty and accel­er­ates Beyond Visu­al Line of Sight (BVLOS) oper­a­tions.

“Join­ing the OneSky Future of Flight Pro­gram fur­thers our mis­sion to be a major play­er in AAM – a long-term, glob­al mar­ket where we have a sig­nif­i­cant tech­nol­o­gy advan­tage,” said Todd Fras­er, chief rev­enue offi­cer of Echo­dyne.

“By mak­ing our radar data avail­able in OneSky’s oper­a­tional uncrewed traf­fic man­age­ment (UTM) sys­tem, our teams will edge the mar­ket even clos­er to tech­nol­o­gy that will change the way peo­ple and goods move safe­ly through our skies.”

Last week, Echo­dyne signed a strate­gic agree­ment with, and received minor­i­ty invest­ment from Hyundai Motor Group’s AAM com­pa­ny Super­nal, which is devel­op­ing an eVTOL vehi­cle for com­mer­cial flights in 2028. The col­lab­o­ra­tion between the two com­pa­nies will focus on how to lever­age Echo­dyne radars to enhance safe­ty in Supernal’s vehi­cle and across ground-based oper­a­tions.