A policy view on unmanned aviation, beyond visual line of sight – Presented by Robin Valkenburcht, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) appear at a higher pace than the airspace is able to accommodate. The capabilities of and applications for drones appear unlimited. Innovation is required, both for the technology of the drone as for the management of all these drones in the airspace. Robin Valkenburcht will present the view and ambition of the regulator on the step-by-step integration of Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) unmanned civil aircraft into the current air traffic management system.
About Robin Valkenburcht
Robin Valkenburcht consequently worked for EUROCONTROL, KLM, Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Civil Aviation Authority. Currently he is employed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment as part of the ‘Drones Team’, where he prepares the integration of unmanned aircraft into the airspace. He holds an MSc in Business Administration.
About Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality.
Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) systems are about to bring massive disruptions the transport sector. Stakeholders active in this industry have to adapt their organisation accordingly in order to optimize operations and revenues. UCA offer increased productivity and can open up new markets in areas where manned air transport is uneconomical and geographically limited. The Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference brings together technology leaders, cargo operators and end-users to share the status of these exciting opportunities. The conference also addresses the benefits of unmanned cargo for military purpose such as unmanned transport of goods in high-risk areas.
Focus topics: Military Systems;Long Range / Medium-High Payload Systems ; Specialised/Irregular Delivery Systems;Urban Delivery Systems; Autonomous operation architecture; Regulatory issues;New value chains / business models and more…..
The Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference is part of the first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event – a two-day event (Jun 13-14, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:Cargo Innovation Conference ; Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference ; Unmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle Conference ;Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference; Smart Logistics Expo