Moonware is a San Francisco-based startup building a cloud-based fleet management software platform for ground handling vehicles, and subsequently deploying the autonomous & electric ground vehicles needed to fundamentally improve airport operations. Our value propositions bring safety, speed and reliability to the ground handling ecosystem and can ultimately save airlines globally $30B+ every year
Maximizing GSE fleet utility by dynamically scheduling and dispatching vehicles to service gates airport-wide
Improving agent-based coordination through real-time GSE asset tracking and visualization, achieving faster turnaround times
Reducing ground handling-related incidents/accidents due to rudimentary human operations through perfect repeatability
Eliminating excessive fuel burn during the taxi-out and taxi-in phases using autonomous vehicles
Alleviating ramp operator workload minimizes accident risks through automated processes and enables safer operations
Minimizing aircraft fuel consumption to meet FAA & EASA’s 2050 goal of cutting carbon emissions by 50%
Over-the-air (OTA) updates enable frequent optimization of airport ground operations built on our proprietary algorithms. Moonware's cloud-based fleet management network efficiently streamlines vehicle movements for a determined airfield use case, pulling real-time location data from each vehicle and integrating with the existing databases and cloud infrastructures of service providers
Our vehicle incorporates a novel and patented mechanism that leverages the weight of the aircraft’s front nose gear to generate the necessary torque for tugging operations. This also allows our vehicle to accommodate different landing gear configurations and minimize landing gear structural fatigue when compared to existing clamping or pin-latch mechanisms
Moonware’s products will reduce delays, accidents, emissions, fuel and labor costs. Our integrated systems holistically solve these problems through a unified process, decreasing ground handling interfaces and hence the number of disruptions. Our software platform helps minimize delays due to the uncoordinated and untracked ground handling practices currently in use. Our hardware platform helps reduce human-induced accidents involving ramp damage to aircraft or terminal buildings, and the unnecessary fuel consumption associated with taxiing aircraft to and from the runway. These value propositions bring safety, speed and reliability to the ground handling ecosystem. Ultimately, we lower operating costs and save airlines globally approximately $30B+ every year, resulting in higher operator profitability.
Moonware’s solution was conceived by the surging need for efficient ground handling operations in increasingly congested and saturated airspaces around the world.
Our team leverages years of combined experience building frontier tech across the aerospace, robotics, and automotive sectors to solve a critical airfield logistics problem. This operational domain provides favorable constraints with limited edge cases to implement robotics and data-driven solutions that automate ground traffic.
Moonware’s products are deployable across all aviation sectors, including Commercial Aviation, Business Aviation and Urban Air Mobility, with the global vision of leading ground handling services across all aviation-related sectors.
AviationPros.com - Nov. 20, 2020
Moonware has announced its launch as an independent company after a successful year-long collaboration with Uber Elevate.
eVTOLinsights.com - Nov. 19, 2020
Moonware announces its launch as an independent company to provide software as a ground handling service and help automate airports.
AINonline.com - Nov. 13, 2020
Californian start-up Moonware is stepping up its plans to develop a family of electrically powered tow tugs that it says could transform the ground handling process for aircraft up to the size of wide body airliners.
FutureFlight.aero - Nov. 12, 2020
California start-up Moonware has been trialing its concept for autonomous, electrically powered tow tugs with Uber Elevate for its planned urban air mobility network. It says the vehicles could tow much larger aircraft, too.
eVTOLinsights.com - Nov. 10, 2020
Moonware has announced its launch as an independent company to provide software as a ground handling service and help automate airports and, in future, Skyports for Urban Air Mobility operations.
eVTOL.com - Nov. 2, 2020
Uber Elevate has added Moonware, a robotics and software company developing autonomous, electric ground handling vehicles, to its roster of solutions that will help enable high throughput air taxi services at its Skyports.