There is no doubt that our world is on the cusp of exciting technological advances in aviation. The once speculative arena of science fiction - personal transportation, flying cars, unmanned aerial vehicles - is underway as the new reality. As the skies get busier systems must be devised to safely accommodate this rise in traffic.
European aviation leaders recently gathered at a conference hosted by SESAR, the joint undertaking for a Single European Sky ATM Research, to show their support for a digital transformation. Now their task begins to modernize Europe’s aviation infrastructure and air traffic management system (ATM) to enable more connected aviation and with that seamless travel and transportation for all.
Little Fluffy Clouds was chosen to create a film for that conference illustrating the predicted rise in air travel and the synchronized innovation that such an evolutionary advance in the future of flight will bring. Working in partnership with, Airbus A³, Altiscope and SESAR, a glimpse of a redefined future is revealed.
The 3-minute animation begins on a slowly turning shot of the blue planet showing flight traffic patterns from the mid-20th century, increasing in scale through present day and culminating in a predictive flow to 2030. A simulated aerial view over Paris spotlights how air traffic patterns might look in 2030 when autonomous aircraft join the skies. As we move through the film from industrial, agricultural, airport and city scenarios, this carefully planned for future landscape is illustrated in juxtaposing palettes of muted cast and exceptionally vibrant color both with a distinct harmonious patination that gives the video a pleasing artistic continuity.
A³ is the Silicon Valley outpost of Airbus, a global leader in aviation and aerospace innovation. SESAR is collaborative project, spearheaded by the EU, tasked with overhauling European airspace and air traffic management (ATM).
Learn more about the mission of Altiscope and Airbus A³ at: http://www.airbus-sv.com