The Economics of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft – Presented by Anthony Pizarro, Romaeris Corporation, at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on 20 March 2018 at the North Carolina Global TransPark, USA. Read the interview
To date, a number of studies have suggested that there are viable business cases for UCA in certain niche markets such as where infrastructure is poor. These potential markets certainly exist and will likely be the starting point of the industry. However, UCA also have the potential to alter mainstream cargo markets significantly. To capitalize on such opportunities, UCA manufacturers and prospective operators will need to offer more concrete capital and operating cost information and create new, disruptive partnerships with other parties in the cargo transportation market.
About Anthony Pizarro
Anthony Pizarro has played a role in the creation or development of four companies, is an expert reviewer of business plans for two funding agencies promoting technology companies, and has sat on the boards of a number of public and private companies and nonprofit organizations. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.
About Romaeris Corporation
Romaeris Corp. is an early stage technology company developing new cargo drone and aircraft telemetry systems.
About Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference
This 6th edition of the conference organized by Jakajima will be hosted by US Cargo and North Carolina Global Transpark and is supported by Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft.
Scope: The Conference aims to bring together manufacturers, operators, knowledge institutes, consultants and government organizations active in the upcoming field of unmanned cargo aircraft.
Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) are a relatively new phenomenon; the first UCA service is to be started in Kenya this year. UCA offer the potential to transport loads of 1 to 10 tons or more over both short and long distances, on routes that are unfeasible or uneconomical for other modes of transport.
During the conference, internationally renowned speakers will introduce UCA development projects and potential applications.
Topics to be covered are:
- UCA business models: how to earn money with UCA?
- UCA configurations: what could – and should – UCA look like?
- Regulation: where are UCA allowed to fly, and under which conditions?
- Societal benefits: what can UCA contribute to economic and social development?
- Industrial participation: how can UCA contribute to innovation and what opportunities do they generate for new enterprises?
- Market analysis
Target group: Shippers | Carriers | Harbour authorities | Research institutions | Military | Ship manufacturers | System Integrators | ICT suppliers | Logistic service suppliers | Entrepreneurs | Investors | Airports | Governmental Institutions | Cargo Companies | Fulfilment companies | Retailers | E-tailers | Consultants
It is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with this pioneering community of unmanned cargo researchers, engineers, business developers and end-users.