UCA: preliminary Market Assessment & Business Model – Presented by Paolo Salvetti, Avio Aero

UCA: preliminary Market Assessment & Business Model – Presented by Paolo Salvetti, Avio Aero at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which takes place on 23 November 2017, Avio Aero, Rivalta di Torino, Italy.

There is no doubt that in the next 10-15 years commercial operations of large UAV will happen, and there is also no doubt that the first commercial application will be cargo transportation. All indicates a brilliant future for UCA: a total market value of >$1.5B/year projected by 2026, with a 15% CAGR. Only speculative at this time, but is true that UCA will represents the next real breakthrough in commercial aviation. The mistake would be to think about UCA replacing 1:1 current air freights: UCA will rather open completely new business models, competing with road, rail and shipping transports, and offering the global logistic industry solutions which are even not thinkable today. This presentation will start from the critical assessment of UCA market forecast, and will provide some good food for thought for possible UCA business models.

About Paolo Salvetti
Paolo holds a MEng in Aerospace Engineering and a Master in Business Administration. He has been working in the Aerospace Industry for 16 years, in leading companies like General Electric, Leonardo, Piaggio Aerospace, covering senior roles in Sales, Business Development, Program Management; in the last 5 years Paolo has been deeply involved in UAVs.

About Avio Aero. A GE Aviation Business
Avio Aero is a GE Aviation business, specialized in the design, production and maintenance of aeronautical engine components and systems. Continuous investment in R&D and an established network with leading universities and research centres have allowed Avio Aero to develop technological and manufacturing excellence which is internationally recognized.

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft ConferenceAbout 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.


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