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Commercial and civilian drone operations in the UK - latest developments in innovation and commercial applications, safety, and regulation

Morning, Tuesday, 15th September 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will discuss next steps for developing the UK’s commercial drone sector - including examining the impact of the latest developments in regulation and policy.


The conference takes place in the context of the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill, currently making its way through Parliament.


Areas for discussion include:

  • Innovation and commercial use cases;
  • Safety and risk mitigation;
  • Airspace integration and traffic management;
  • Regulation and enforcement powers; and
  • Options for supporting the sector, and increasing public trust in drones.

Speakers

There will be keynote contributions from Dr Eamonn Beirne, Head, Emerging Aviation Technologies, Department for Transport; Sophie-Louise O’Sullivan, Head, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Civil Aviation Authority and a senior speaker confirmed from NATS.


At this early stage, further speakers include: Rikke Carmichael, Head of Air Operations, Network Rail; Dr Mirko Kovac, Director, Aerial Robotics Laboratory, Imperial College London; Anne-Lise Scaillierez, Director, ARPAS-UK and Partner, The Drone Office and Jack Wrangham, Founder and Director, Drone AG.


The agenda

  • Utilising the capability of drones in law enforcement and police operations - a case study;
  • Commercial drone operations - latest developments in materials and technology, and current and future use cases for unmanned aircraft;
  • Developing regulatory frameworks for unmanned air operations in the UK - ensuring safety and enabling innovation;
  • Achieving the safe integration of drone operations in UK airspace;
  • Assessing and mitigating the key risks associated with drones and developing public trust - security, privacy and insurance; and
  • Priorities for policy in the regulation of unmanned aircraft in the UK - key aims of the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill.


Keynote Speakers

Sophie-Louise O’Sullivan

Head, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Civil Aviation Authority

Dr Eamonn Beirne

Head, Emerging Aviation Technologies, Department for Transport

Senior speaker confirmed from NATS

Speakers

Jack Wrangham

Founder and Director, Drone AG

Rikke Carmichael

Head of Air Operations, Network Rail

Dr Mirko Kovac

Director, Aerial Robotics Laboratory, Imperial College London

Anne-Lise Scaillierez

Director, ARPAS-UK and Partner, The Drone Office