UAC Operations – Modeling Costs and Profit – Presented by Henrik Christophersen, True Flight Technology, at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on 20 March 2018 at the North Carolina Global TransPark, USA.
Significant growth in the Optionally- / Un-manned Air Cargo industry depend on its ability to compete against existing modes of transportation in bulk cargo operations. The true cost of operating unmanned aircraft is usually higher than anticipated, which makes it important to identify key profit drivers – and killers.
About Henrik Christophersen
27 years of experience in manned and unmanned aviation with focus on avionics design and integration. Commercial pilot with 1800 hours total flying time. 1986-88: Royal Norwegian Air Force Comm/Nav/RADAR Specialist on F-16; 1990 – 1998: General Aviation Avionics Maintenance and Integration; 1998 – 2001: Lockheed Martin: C130J Avionics; 2001 – 2017: Georgia Institute of Technology: UAV Research Engineer; Since 2015: Founder and President of True Flight Technology, Inc., which is engaged in the development of Unmanned Air Cargo aircraft and related technologies.
About True Flight Technology, Inc.
True Flight Technology, Inc. focuses on the development of Unmanned Air Cargo aircraft and advanced flight control 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.