A policy perspective on the deployment of UCA – Presented by Alain Lumbroso, International Transport Forum (ITF) of OECD,at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which takes place on 23 November 2017, Avio Aero, Rivalta di Torino, Italy.
The presentation will discuss policy issues related to the large scale deployment of unmanned cargo aircraft and will build upon a workshop on the issue recently organized by the ITF.
About Alain Lumbroso
Alain Lumbroso is responsible for aviation policy at the International Transport Forum. There he has looked at various issues including unmanned aircraft, air cargo, supply chains, tourism, competition and liberalization. An economist by training, he is currently seconded to the OECD by Transport Canada where he was the head of aviation and maritime research and statistics.
About International Transport Forum of the OECD
The International Transport Forum at the OECD is an intergovernmental organisation with 59 member countries. It acts as a think tank for transport policy and organises the Annual Summit of transport ministers. ITF is the only global body that covers all transport modes.
About Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference
This 5th edition of the conference organized by Jakajima will be hosted by power systems manufacturer Avio Aero and 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.