Integrating UAS for Healthcare Package Delivery in North Carolina – Presented by Kyle Snyder, NGAT Consortium

Integrating UAS for Healthcare Package Delivery in North Carolina – Presented by Kyle Snyder, NGAT Consortium at North Carolina State University, at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on 20 March 2018 at the North Carolina Global TransPark, USA. Read the interview

There are several initiatives across the state focused on the integration of small UAS for the delivery of medical supplies and equipment. These initiatives include industry partners, FAA, local healthcare organizations, and local governments, as well as our academic research community to provide a comprehensive ecosystem that supports UAS package delivery.

About Kyle Snyder
Despite not being a pilot or an aerospace engineer, Kyle has developed a reputation for research leadership and comprehensive knowledge of the impacts of modern technology on the aviation transportation system. Kyle has focused on supporting the broad integration of UAS into the national airspace for routine, commercial applications since 2000. In 2015 he secured North Carolina State University’s position on the FAA’s UAS Center of Excellence ASSURE Alliance. He continues to work with industry, government, and academic institutions to support the transition of research and new technologies from laboratories into operational aerospace products.

About NGAT Consortium at North Carolina State University
The NextGen Air Transportation Program (NGAT) is a Consortium of academia, industry, and government members. It was created at NC State University to provide a research and application-oriented technology transfer-focused organization for conducting aviation technology development, investigations, and field trials. Through sponsored research and collaborations with consortium members, the NGAT team is developing practical experience using UAS technologies for a wide range services including agriculture (imaging and aerial application), surveying, infrastructure inspection, cargo delivery, and insurance assessments. NGAT is also supporting state agencies like law enforcement, emergency management, and environmental management with UAS implementation strategies, best practices, integration timelines, and navigating the regulatory and approval processes at the federal and state levels.

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.

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