The future market for Large Unmanned Cargo Aircraft in the national airspace system – Presented by Mark Patrick Collins, LUCA Air at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on Mar 20, 2018, North Carolina Global Transpark . Read the interview
To understand the potential market of LUCA, a research market survey was conducted with 110 aviation minded professionals throughout the United States, worldwide aviation, and UAS community. The results of the research market survey revealed some key marketing opportunities that will be beneficial for potential LUCA stakeholders. However public perception, concerns for safety, and lack of safety regulations remain some the largest limitations facing LUCA integration.
About Mark Patrick Collins
Within the next 2-5 years the FAA will develop the safety regulations that will allow large unmanned aircraft systems (LUAS) to operate with other manned aircraft in the U.S. It is my goal to work with the FAA and industry to develop the infrastructure, technical know-how, and establish the customer base to operate large unmanned cargo aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS).
About LUCA Air
I am looking to form partnerships with government and industry to form the worlds first unmanned cargo airline.
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.