Michele GIANNUZZI

Michele GIANNUZZI

Contract professor of "Aerospace Systems" (SSD ING-IND/05)

Area di competenza:
  • The design and optimization of complex systems in the aerospace sector (e.g., solar telescopes and launch vehicles) and in the industry (e.g., electronic systems, white goods, automotive)
  • Technologies and Manufacturing Systems for aeronautical metal alloys and fine steels (chip removal machining, additive manufacturing)
  • Methodologies for computational mechanics (multiphysics simulations and optimization procedures)
Orario di ricevimento

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Curriculum Vitae

He is a contract professor of "Aerospace Systems" (SSD ING-IND/05) at the Engineering for Innovation Department at the University of Salento.

Michele is also Aerospace Researcher and Project Manager at DTA scarl - Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale (Aerospace Technological Cluster) with duties in the technical management of the R&I aerospace chain - from Long Term to Industrial Research. He represents DTA on the Technical Committee on Horizon Europe (HE) for AIDAA (Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica).

Areas of Expertise: Aerospace Systems and Control (Predictive Maintenance, RPAS, Space Systems), and technology processes for aerospace (innovative machining processes and tribology).

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Michele holds a BSc and MSc in Aerospace Engineering at the "Sapienza" - University of Rome and he was an Erasmus Fellow (one year, 2005-06) at the aerospace engineering faculty of Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands. He graduated with a M.Sc. thesis in vibro-acoustics of space launcher (VEGA project) with an internship in AVIO spa (Colleferro, RM). 
From November 2009 to July 2011, he was also a Ph.D. student (without scholarship) in Applied Mathematics (Mathematical Methods and Models for Technology and Society  - XXV Cycle) at the "Sapienza" - University of Rome, but he did not conclude it. In November 2017, he had a research period at CERN in the field of ultra-high vacuum technology and cryogenics.

He is italian chartered engineer having more then a decade of experience in the aerospace and industrial sectors. He deals - both from a theoretical/experimental and operational/financial point of view - with the development of products/systems and the improvement of processes. It is listed on the official list of "Innovation Managers" of the italian Ministry of Economic Development. His main topics of interest are

  • Modeling, simulation, sizing and analysis of complex systems (e.g., space launch systems and solar telescopes, U.A.S., electronic systems, white goods industry, automotive).
  • Technologies for Production and Maintenance Applied to Aeronautic Propulsion (innovative machining process, Additive Manufacturing).
  • Design of Experiment, constrained optimisation and meta-modelling.
  • Methodologies for Computational Mechanics (multiphysics analysis, solid and fluid mechanics)

He has professional skills in Research-and-Development, technological maturation, and experimental demonstrators, maths, computer science, and data analysis skills. He also has skills in technical coordination and strategic development.

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From November 2007 to April 2009, he was a Project Engineer at AVIO Spa (Colleferro, RM). He carried out design and analysis activities for both structural and vibroacoustic dynamics on the VEGA launcher, the European space launcher. 

From May 2009 to December 2011, he was a Project Engineer at SRS Engineering Design Srl (TO). He conducted analysis and concept design activities in optomechanics for the EST - European Solar Telescope (Seventh Framework Program) project.

From July 2011 to March 2015, he was responsible for the Simulation/Modeling Area (as well as Partner) of Prompt Engineering Srl/KITE Group sr (TO). He developed computational mechanics methods to apply to engineering problems. The main customers were MAGNETI MARELLI (electronic dpt.), ABB Italy, THALES Italy, NECTA, FIAT (HVAC systems), OLSA (Automotive Lamps Sector), MICAD, BOTTERO, ZAGATO, MAGNETTO Wheels, LDP Aerospace (engine department), FIAT (dashboard systems), SILA HOLDING.

  • From 2011 - 2014, responsible for thermo-fluid dynamic engineering of the Entrynav Infotainment product (telematic navigation system) at BMW - Magneti Marelli.

From July 2015 to May 2018, he was an engineer/researcher in "Technologies and Manufacturing Systems" (SSD ING-IND/16) at the Engineering for Innovation Department at the University of Salento. He developed computational statistical methods to study and characterize innovative metal chip removal technologies (i.e., high speed and cryogenic) and additive manufacturing in the aeronautical and petrochemical fields.

From June 2018, as Engineer / Consultant / Technical Director (as a freelancer), he carries out design and optimization activities of products/processes with specific reference to the aerospace sector, and integration of innovative methods and solutions (IoT systems, data analysis, digital platforms) in manufacturing systems.

From March 2020, he is a researcher and project manager at the DTA scarl - Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale (Aerospace Technological Cluster), where he is in charge of the technical management of the R&I chain - from Long Term Research to Industrial Research. 

Didattica

A.A. 2022/2023

SPACE MISSION PROJECT AND SYSTEMS (MOD.2) C.I.

Corso di laurea AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore totali di attività frontale: 54.0

Anno accademico di erogazione 2022/2023

Per immatricolati nel 2022/2023

Anno di corso 1

Struttura DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

Percorso CURRICULUM AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

A.A. 2021/2022

SPACE MISSION PROJECT AND SYSTEMS (MOD.2) C.I.

Corso di laurea AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore totali di attività frontale: 54.0

Anno accademico di erogazione 2021/2022

Per immatricolati nel 2021/2022

Anno di corso 1

Struttura DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

Percorso CURRICULUM AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

A.A. 2020/2021

. AEROSPACE SYSTEMS (MOD 2) C.I.

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore totali di attività frontale: 54.0

Year taught 2020/2021

For matriculated on 2020/2021

Course year 1

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

Subject matter CURRICULUM AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

A.A. 2019/2020

AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore totali di attività frontale: 54.0

Year taught 2019/2020

For matriculated on 2018/2019

Course year 2

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE

Location Brindisi

AEROSPACE SYSTEMS C.I.

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Language INGLESE

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore totali di attività frontale: 54.0

Year taught 2019/2020

For matriculated on 2019/2020

Course year 1

Structure DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA DELL'INNOVAZIONE

Subject matter SYSTEMS

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SPACE MISSION PROJECT AND SYSTEMS (MOD.2) C.I.

Corso di laurea AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Settore Scientifico Disciplinare ING-IND/05

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore totali di attività frontale: 54.0

Per immatricolati nel 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione 2022/2023

Anno di corso 1

Lingua

Percorso CURRICULUM AEROSPACE SYSTEMS (A111)

Bachelor level courses in physics, vector analysis, and calculus

The course aims to show the complexity, critical aspects and opportunities of space missions and provide tools for their design.

The idea is to treat the subject to space mission projects for human spaceflights and automatic or robotic missions.
 

The course will start with a brief history of space exploration and an introduction to key space missions before reviewing Orbital manoeuvres.

It will present some basic characteristics of the space environment, robotic and human spacecraft and will introduce operational aspects of such vehicles. The course's emphasis will be on typical concepts like geosynchronous orbit, radiation belt, and Lagrange points.

Moreover, launcher technologies will be an important focus of this course.

In addition, we will provide tools to calculate, somewhat simplified manner, how to rendezvous in low Earth orbit and the calculation of interplanetary trajectories.

It will also focus on related onboard systems and energy management will be a subject of this course. Control of trajectories in low Earth orbit or in the solar system is related to managing energy and using as little propellant as possible to accomplish a particular objective.

The Space Missions Project and Systems (SMP-S) module aims at giving the knowledge necessary to design space missions and systems.

 

First, the course focuses on conceptualising space mechanics, manoeuvres, propulsion and control systems used in all spacecraft.

Space systems are then included in the broader concept of the space mission, which will be deeply analysed by studying the mission architecture, its elements, and their relations.

Finally, the student will gain knowledge of the challenges of using space environments as a scientific and commercial domain. He will also gain some hints about the geopolitics of space.

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

– Assess/Evaluate space mission goals and objectives;

– Design the mission to reach the goal; and

– Assess/Evaluate competing designs.
 

Students will also learn to communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.

Lessons, exercises and workshops.

 

Delivery: 

face to face

 

Learning activities: 

During the course, a project is proposed.

The students, divided into small groups, will be asked to design different elements/systems for a space mission.

The project work is, in effect, a project laboratory: students must apply the knowledge acquired in-class hours to design the assigned task. Various design support tools, such as physical modelling (i.e. FREECAD, FUSION360) and some mathematical modelling (i.e. MODELICA/PYTHON/ EXCEL), will be used for the different types of analysis provided.
 

Attendance: 

Mandatory Teaching 
 

Non-attending students info
Special arrangements may be made for non-attending students on a case-by-case basis. Such arrangements must be agreed upon with the instructor before thestart of the course.

Learning is verified through an oral examination of the topics covered during the course: tests will focus on theoretical arguments, the content of the project work/exercises, and the contributions made by company testimonials (if applicable).

Concerning the project work/exercises, the student is invited to present his copy of the final report, of which he will be asked to discuss a part chosen by the teacher. The report must be compulsorily submitted at the end of the course.

–  Types of space missions and their objectives

–  Space environment

–  General concepts of space vehicle architecture (i.e., spacecraft, launchers, space stations, sub-orbital platforms)

–  Applied orbital mechanics, including interplanetary trajectories and Rendez-vous in space

–  Launchers Market

–  Selected onboard systems

–  Spacecraft Examples: Space Shuttle, Space Station, Tethered Satellite, the Hubble Space Telescope.

Reference material prepared by the teacher and available on the course page on the teaching portal. The material is written in English.

Some bibliography:
- Space Mission Analysis and Design (SMAD), 3rd Edition, W.J. Larson and J.R. Wertz, Space Technology Library, Vol. 8

- Elements of Spacecraft Design, C.D. Brown, AIAA Education Series Mission Geometry; Orbit and Constellation Design and Management,

- J.R. Wertz et alii, Space Technology Library, Vol. 13 Human Spaceflight; Mission analysis and Design,

- W.J. Larson, Space Technology Series, McGraw Hill

- ECSS standards (http://www.ecss.nl/)

- NASA System Engineering Handbook, NASA/SP-2007-6105, Rev1.

SPACE MISSION PROJECT AND SYSTEMS (MOD.2) C.I. (ING-IND/05)
SPACE MISSION PROJECT AND SYSTEMS (MOD.2) C.I.

Corso di laurea AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Settore Scientifico Disciplinare ING-IND/05

Tipo corso di studio Laurea Magistrale

Crediti 6.0

Ripartizione oraria Ore totali di attività frontale: 54.0

Per immatricolati nel 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione 2021/2022

Anno di corso 1

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 20/09/2021 al 17/12/2021)

Lingua

Percorso CURRICULUM AEROSPACE SYSTEMS (A111)

Bachelor level courses in physics, vector analysis, and calculus

The scope of the course is to present the complexity, critical aspects and opportunities of space missions and provide tools for their design.

The course will start with a brief history of space exploration, an introduction into main space missions before reviewing Orbital maneuvers.

It will present some basic characteristics of the space environment, robotic and human spacecraft and will introduce operational aspects of such vehicles.

It will also focus on some related onboard systems

The Space Missions and Systems (SM-S) module aims at giving the knowledge necessary to design space missions and systems. The course focuses on conceptual understanding of space mechanics, maneuvers, propulsion and control systems used in all spacecraft. The systems are then included in the broader concept of the space mission, which will be deeply analyzed by studying the mission architecture, its elements, and their relations. The student will gain knowledge of the challenges related to the use of the space environment as a scientific and utilitarian platform. 

 

By the end of the course, the student must be able to: 1) Assess / Evaluate space mission goal and objectives; 2) Design mission to reach goal, and 3) Assess / Evaluate competing designs.

 

Moreover, the student will gain knowledge on communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines. 

Lessons, exercises and workshops.

 

Delivery: 

face to face

 

Learning activities: 

Attending lectures and seminars. 

During the course, a design exercise is proposed, in which the students, divided into small groups, are asked to design different elements/systems of a space mission. The project work is, in effect, a project laboratory. Students apply the knowledge acquired in-class hours to design the assigned task. Various design support tools, such as physical modeling (i.e. FREECAD, FUSION360) and some mathematical modeling (i.e. MODELICA/PYTHON/ EXCEL), will be used for the different types of analysis provided.

 

Attendance: 

Mandatory Teaching 
 

Non-attending students info
Special arrangements may be made for non-attending students on a case-by-case basis. Such arrangements must be agreed upon with the instructor before thestart of the course.

Learning is verified through an oral examination of the topics covered during the course: it will focus on theoretical arguments as well as on the content of the project work/exercises and on the contributions made by company testimonials, if applicable. 
Concerning the project work/exercises, the student is invited to present himself with his copy of the final report, of which he will be asked to discuss a part chosen by the teacher. The reports must be compulsorily submitted at the end of the course

- Types of space missions and their objectives.

- General concepts of space vehicle architecture (spacecrafts, launchers, space stations, sub-orbital platforms)

- Space environment

- Applied orbital mechanics, including interplanetary trajectories and Rendez-vous in space..

- Launchers Market

- Attitude determination and control

- Onboard systems

- Examples: Space Shuttle, Space Station, Tethered Satellite, the Hubble Space Telescope.

- Key design systems for successful missions, in particular related to human spaceflight 

Reference material prepared by the teacher and available on the course page on the teaching portal. The material is written in English.

Some bibliography:
- Space Mission Analysis and Design (SMAD), 3rd Edition, W.J. Larson and J.R. Wertz, Space Technology Library, Vol. 8

- Elements of Spacecraft Design, C.D. Brown, AIAA Education Series Mission Geometry; Orbit and Constellation Design and Management,

- J.R. Wertz et alii, Space Technology Library, Vol. 13 Human Spaceflight; Mission analysis and Design,

- W.J. Larson, Space Technology Series, McGraw Hill

- ECSS standards (http://www.ecss.nl/)

- NASA System Engineering Handbook, NASA/SP-2007-6105, Rev1.

SPACE MISSION PROJECT AND SYSTEMS (MOD.2) C.I. (ING-IND/05)
. AEROSPACE SYSTEMS (MOD 2) C.I.

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Subject area ING-IND/05

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore totali di attività frontale: 54.0

For matriculated on 2020/2021

Year taught 2020/2021

Course year 1

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 22/09/2020 al 18/12/2020)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter CURRICULUM AEROSPACE SYSTEMS (A111)

The student needs to know general notions of physics, electrotechnics, thermodynamics, and chemistry.

The course aims to analyze the functionality of each aerospace system. It analyses the interdependencies of several systems in routine or emergency conditions. The attention will be focused on the functional aspects of its components and less on their construction solutions. According to this setting, the system should be seen as a "logical block of functionality."

Upon completion of the course, students will have acquired:

  • The concept of aircraft is intended as a system operating within the air transport system, including, in particular, maintenance.
  • Basic knowledge of systems engineering: definition of requirements, management of interfaces, verification, and validation.
  • The ability to identify the main aerospace on-board systems, the functions they perform, the architectures, the performances, the operating principles, with references to the energy sources that allow each system's operation.
  • The ability to identify the features and design choices made through retrospective analysis of aircraft systems or existing space modules.
  • The ability to apply the concepts learned in class with simple sizing calculations of the on-board systems' elements.

The lesson is articulated through a series of sub-chapters repeated - as far as possible - in a standard way:

  • The mission of the system
  • Interdependence on other systems
  • Basic operating principles
  • Key components
  • Command, control, and warning systems
  • Description of the real plant
  • Operational aspects of the operation.

The exam consists of a written test with questions on the various systems and their correlation. An oral test will follow.

Aircraft board systems: Zones / Rooms / Doors; Engine systems; APU; Pneumatic system; Cabin air conditioning and pressurization system; Oxygen system; Fuel system; Hydraulic system; Flight controls; Landing gear adn brake system. Introduction to space systems

All lecture notes shown during lessons will be made available in the digital version.
During the lessons, the teacher will refer to the following textbooks:

I. Moir, A. Seabridge, “Aircraft Systems: Mechanical, Electrical and Avionics Subsystems Integration”, Volume 21 di Aerospace Series, John Wiley & Sons, 2008.

F. Vagnarelli - "impianti aeronautici" - IBN editore

S. Chiesa, fascicoli tematici su impianti di bordo di vario tipo, Ed. CLUT, Torino.

. AEROSPACE SYSTEMS (MOD 2) C.I. (ING-IND/05)
AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Subject area ING-IND/05

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore totali di attività frontale: 54.0

For matriculated on 2018/2019

Year taught 2019/2020

Course year 2

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 23/09/2019 al 20/12/2019)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter PERCORSO COMUNE (999)

Location Brindisi

General notions of physics, electrotechnics, thermodynamics and chemistry.

The course aims to analyze the functionality of each aerospace system. It also studies the interdependencies of several systems in routine or emergency conditions. The attention will be focused on the functional aspects of its components and less on their construction solutions. According to this setting, the system should be seen as a "logical block of functionality."

Upon completion of the course students will have acquired:

  • The concept of aircraft intended as a system operating within the air transport system, including, in particular, maintenance.
  • Basic knowledge of systems engineering: definition of requirements, management of interfaces, verification, and validation of the project.
  • The ability to identify the main aerospace on-board systems, the functions they perform, the architectures, the performances, the operating principles, with references to the energy sources that allow the operation of each system.
  • The ability to identify the features and design choices made through retrospective analysis of aircraft systems or existing space modules.
  • The ability to apply the concepts learned in class with simple sizing calculations of elements of the on-board systems.

The structure of the single lesson is articulated through a series of sub-chapters that are repeated - as far as possible - in a standard way:

  • The mission of the system
  • Interdependence on other systems
  • Basic operating principles
  • Key components
  • Command, control, and warning systems
  • Description of the real plant
  • Operational aspects of the operation.

The exam consists of a written test with questions on the various systems and their correlation. An oral test will follow.

Aircraft board systems: Zones / Rooms / Doors; Engine systems; APU; Pneumatic system; Cabin air conditioning and pressurization system; Oxygen system; Fuel system; Hydraulic system; Flight controls; Landing gear; Anti-ice system and anti-fire system; Internal equipment; Water treatment. Introduction to space systems

All lecture notes of the teaching material shown during the lessons will be made available in the digital version.
During the lessons, the teacher will refer to the following textbooks:

I. Moir, A. Seabridge, “Aircraft Systems: Mechanical, Electrical and Avionics Subsystems Integration”, Volume 21 di Aerospace Series, John Wiley & Sons, 2008.

F. Vagnarelli - "impianti aeronautici" - IBN editore

S. Chiesa, fascicoli tematici su impianti di bordo di vario tipo, Ed. CLUT, Torino.

AEROSPACE SYSTEMS (ING-IND/05)
AEROSPACE SYSTEMS C.I.

Degree course AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Subject area ING-IND/05

Course type Laurea Magistrale

Credits 6.0

Teaching hours Ore totali di attività frontale: 54.0

For matriculated on 2019/2020

Year taught 2019/2020

Course year 1

Semestre Primo Semestre (dal 23/09/2019 al 20/12/2019)

Language INGLESE

Subject matter SYSTEMS (A100)

General notions of physics, electrotechnics, thermodynamics and chemistry.

The course aims to analyze the functionality of each aerospace system. It also studies the interdependencies of several systems in routine or emergency conditions. The attention will be focused on the functional aspects of its components and less on their construction solutions. According to this setting, the system should be seen as a "logical block of functionality."

Upon completion of the course students will have acquired:

  • The concept of aircraft intended as a system operating within the air transport system, including, in particular, maintenance.
  • Basic knowledge of systems engineering: definition of requirements, management of interfaces, verification, and validation of the project.
  • The ability to identify the main aerospace on-board systems, the functions they perform, the architectures, the performances, the operating principles, with references to the energy sources that allow the operation of each system.
  • The ability to identify the features and design choices made through retrospective analysis of aircraft systems or existing space modules.
  • The ability to apply the concepts learned in class with simple sizing calculations of elements of the on-board systems.

The structure of the single lesson is articulated through a series of sub-chapters that are repeated - as far as possible - in a standard way:

  • The mission of the system
  • Interdependence on other systems
  • Basic operating principles
  • Key components
  • Command, control, and warning systems
  • Description of the real plant
  • Operational aspects of the operation.

The exam consists of a written test with questions on the various systems and their correlation. An oral test will follow.

Aircraft board systems: Zones / Rooms / Doors; Engine systems; APU; Pneumatic system; Cabin air conditioning and pressurization system; Oxygen system; Fuel system; Hydraulic system; Flight controls; Landing gear; Anti-ice system and anti-fire system; Internal equipment; Water treatment. Introduction to space systems

All lecture notes shown during lessons will be made available in the digital version.
During the lessons, the teacher will refer to the following textbooks:

I. Moir, A. Seabridge, “Aircraft Systems: Mechanical, Electrical and Avionics Subsystems Integration”, Volume 21 di Aerospace Series, John Wiley & Sons, 2008.

F. Vagnarelli - "impianti aeronautici" - IBN editore

S. Chiesa, fascicoli tematici su impianti di bordo di vario tipo, Ed. CLUT, Torino.

AEROSPACE SYSTEMS C.I. (ING-IND/05)

Tesi

LAUREA IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING(II livello)

Temi di ricerca

The scientific activity mainly focuses on Computational Engineering and Design applied to analysis and evaluation of aerospace concepts [1],  aerospace technologies [2] and [3] scenario analysis, future trends and technologies.

[1] The research activities within the field of analysis & evaluation are aimed for an integral and overall evaluation of aerospace (both for aeronautic and space) concepts and system solutions. The use of computational methodologies, applied mathematics, and multidisciplinary optimization techniques have helped to study innovative configurations in the field. The areas of exerpeties are:

  • Attitude dynamics and control of a large flexible space structure employing a minimum complexity model.
  • Electronic cooling issues for onboard equipment.
  • Optomechanical problems on telescope with large mirrors (radius> 4 m).
  • Vibroacoustic problems in low-frequency and high-frequency - for space launch systems - solved using the finite element approach (FEM) and statistical energy analysis (SEA).

[2] The research activities within the field of aerospace technologies, the areas of exerpeties are:

  • Characterization and design of innovative cryogenic and high-speed machining for superalloys. 
  • Innovative solutions - e.g., augmented / virtual reality, IoT - in advanced manufacturing

[3] Focus of the research activities in the area of scenario analysis, future trends and technologies is the derivation of requirements for new innovative aerospace concepts for upcoming challenges in aviation and space. Possible paths of future markets, requirements on aerospace and technologies will be derived to help as baselines for the design and evaluation of solutions.

  • ASSURED-UAM project (H2020): the project aims to guarantee outstanding robustness in terms of safety, sustainability and acceptability of UAM. It will promote aviation best practices, standards, recommendations and organizational solutions to the administrative and legislative bodies.