Cargo drones in the next normal

by Celine Hourcade, Managing Director, Change Horizon

While COVID-19 has been brutal for many businesses, economies and societies, it is also bringing opportunity to reset, rethink and rebuild. Let’s explore how cargo drones can fit in the future landscape and in the post-covid world.


Celine Hourcade is a driver of change with 18 years of experience in international environment, mainly in the aviation industry.

Passionate about innovation and sustainability, Céline is always looking for ways to challenge the status quo, improve processes, answer new business challenges and customer needs. It led her to creating her own consulting firm Change Horizon in September 2019, which supports aviation and logistics organizations with
their development and transformation programs.

In May 2020, TIACA entrusted Céline to lead its transformation and facilitate the move as its Transition Director.

As a strong believer in drones potential, Céline continues serving as a start-up mentor for innovative cargo drones’ companies.

Change Horizon Sarl was founded in September 2019 by Céline Hourcade driven by her ambition to support aviation and logistics organizations with their development and transformation programs.


is The International Air Cargo Association and the unique international not-for-profit association representing and uniting all parts of the air cargo industry: shippers, forwarders, ground handlers, airports, airlines, manufacturers, IT providers, etc. TIACA members are traditional players and new entrants, small, medium and large companies with regional and global reach.

Launched in the early 1990s, our roots go back to 1960, when a committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers in the USA launched the first Air Cargo Forum to explore the needs of the emerging air cargo industry.

The ONLINE Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference aims to bring together manufacturers, operators, knowledge institutes, consultants, shippers and governmental organizations active in the upcoming field of unmanned cargo aircraft.

Focus topics of the conference are:

  • UCA business models: how to earn money with UCA?
  • UCA configurations:
    • Large / medium size
    • Last mile delivery
    • Urban space delivery
    • Medical supply drones
  • Regulatory / Legal issues
  • What can UCA contribute to economic and social development?
  • Market analysis
  • Air Traffic Management (ATM) / UAS Traffic Management (UTM)
  • Integration of systems / technologies required for UCA to operate

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