UCA around the corner? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA

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UCA around the corner? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Assistant Professor, University of Twente / Chairman, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, at  Online Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which will take place on December 8, 2020.

For years, UCA have been in silent development. Now, the first operational UCA services are about to start. But while small companies often initiate innovations, large organizations are needed to spread them. UCA infrastructure is a public good, and the recognition of this will help to determine the competitive power of operators and of countries and regions. Continue reading “UCA around the corner? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA”

The life cycle of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft; opportunities and challenges – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA

The life cycle of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft; opportunities and challenges – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA at the Cargo Innovation Conference, which will take place on Jun 07, 2018, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

After years of development, UCA are finally on the verge of introduction. What will the evolution of the UCA market look like? What opportunities and challenges are there for manufacturers and users? As with every product, we can distinguish several phases in the life cycle of UCA. We will devote special attention of the role of governments, regulatory bodies and the Knowledge Center Unmanned Cargo aircraft. Continue reading “The life cycle of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft; opportunities and challenges – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA”

Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA, will speak at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference USA

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Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA, will speak at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference USA, which takes place on March 20, 2018, North Carolina Global TransPark, USA.

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) are a relatively new phenomenon; the first operational regular UCA service is to be inaugurated this year in Kenya. Organizations like SESAR see great potential in UCA and the basic technologies are there. Why, then, is the introduction of UCA progressing so slowly? In this presentation an overview is given of the ‘state of the art’ in UCA: development programs, business opportunities, challenges and prospects. Some subjects will be: various configurations of UCA, operational concepts and the position of small companies versus established manufacturers. Continue reading “Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA, will speak at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference USA”

Quiet harbingers of momentous changes – Interview with Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA

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Quiet harbingers of momentous changes – Interview with Hans Heerkens, Chairman Platform UCA (PUCA)

Hans Heerkens is a speaker at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on November 23, 2017, at Avio Aero, Rivalta di Torino, Italy.

Far from the spotlight of the media, technologies are developed that can significantly change aviation – and society- especially when applied jointly. Two of them are 3D printing and quantum computers. Perhaps you do not think of aviation right away. But these technologies can profoundly change aviation, and may have a major impact on tomorrow’s world.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a technique by which an object is constructed in thin layers, as if a printer does not apply one layer of ink to paper, but layer after layer. The significant advantage is that more and more items can be manufactured wherever and whenever they are needed. This saves time and transport costs. Experiments are already conducted with 3D printing of food. In combination with nanotechnology, which can change properties of materials considerably, the possibilities seem unlimited.

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Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA, will speak at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference Italy

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Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA, will speak at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference Italy, which takes place on 23 November 2017, Avio Aero, Rivalta di Torino, Italy.

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) are a relatively new phenomenon; the first operational regular UCA service is to be inaugurated this year in Kenya. Organizations like SESAR see great potential in UCA and the basic technologies are there. Why, then, is the introduction of UCA progressing so slowly? In this presentation an overview is given of the ‘state of the art’ in UCA: development programs, business opportunities, challenges and prospects. Some subjects will be: various configurations of UCA, operational concepts and the position of small companies versus established manufacturers. Continue reading “Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA, will speak at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference Italy”

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft; how far have we come? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft

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Unmanned Cargo Aircraft; how far have we come? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft. At the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) are a relatively new phenomenon; the first operational regular UCA service is to be inaugurated this year in Kenya. Organizations like SESAR see great potential in UCA and the basic technologies are there. Why, then, is the introduction of UCA progressing so slowly? In this presentation an overview is given of the ‘state of the art’ in UCA: development programs, business opportunities, challenges and prospects. Some subjects will be: various configurations of UCA, operational concepts and the position of small companies versus established manufacturers. Continue reading “Unmanned Cargo Aircraft; how far have we come? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft”

Vision of Future: "What the Internet did for immaterial goods, the unmanned cargo aircraft will do for material goods"

”What the Internet did for immaterial goods, the unmanned cargo aircraft will do for material goods,” predicts Dr. Hans Heerkens from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems at University of Twente, Netherlands. Continue reading “Vision of Future: "What the Internet did for immaterial goods, the unmanned cargo aircraft will do for material goods"”