Regions and cities around airports: UCA a new challenge, a new opportunity

sergio alegre calero

Cities and regions with an airport in their territory face very specific challenges. Coming up is new one: unmanned aircraft, specially cargo one. We can not close our eyes in front of this new situation as it has been the case with other revolutions in “micro-mobility”, therefore ARC is leading common positions to be undertaken by policy makers dealing with the future reality.

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Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft is strategic partner of the UCA Conference

PUCA

Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA) is an open, non-profit association of members which aims to support the development and deployment of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, while driving a consistent, focused and concise approach to market education that will highlight the benefits, use cases and deployments of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (UCA) from first mile to middle mile and last mile and with small to large cargo implementations.

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Emerging technologies with great potential – opinions of speakers at UCA Conference

What emerging technologies do you see as having potential in the short and long run? We asked, speakers at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference answered. Below you can see a selection of answers.

Ed De Reyes, Sabrewing Aircraft: The emergence of detect and avoid technologies, and the willingness of regulatory agencies to work cooperatively with manufacturers to make heavy-lift VTOL cargo carriers a reality. Read more

Basil Yap, North Carolina Department of Transportation – Division of Aviation: Our greatest need in the short term is a fully functional detect and avoid solution on unmanned aircraft to help address “see and avoid” which is a requirement to operation beyond visual line of sight in the United States. This has been a real struggle for the Federal Aviation Administration to understand how they will certify or vet this technology. “Remote ID” will be one step closer to building a robust Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM). In addition, we have often overlooked weather and the the impact it has on smaller UAS operations. The ability to model micro climates and incorporate the data into UTM systems will give pilots better decision making tools and ultimately enable more routine operations. Read more

Peter le Hew, Modern Technology Solutions, Inc: Autonomy through not just UAS is allowing for new approaches to how we use the air domain. Read more

Jeremy Tucker, AirBox Technology: Robotics, UAV’s and AI are on the cutting edge and will become ubiquitous. We are on the cusp of a cataclysmic change in the way we interface with the world around us in a physical sense. Read more

Aliaksei Stratsilatau, UAVOS: Investments in the development of a UAS for military purposes will grow. For example, counter-drone systems for remote identification and destruction of UAV, means of fighting UAV, loitering munition. The market needs unmanned platforms for autonomous delivery of goods of different weights, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite to relay data. Read more

Mahesh Nandyala, S3M Solutions LLC: UAS integrates with Deep learning and AI. Read more

Patrick Watson, Animal Dynamics: Technologies that ultimately de-centralise services and products such as: micro-grids, aerial transportation networks, e-payments, etc. Read more

David Merrill, Elroy Air: Short run: electric and hybrid-electric powertrain, perception tech getting better rapidly
Long run: Harmonized airspace integration for UAS of all sizes. Read more

Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference takes place on September 10-11, 2019, at Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. For more information about the complete program, speaker profiles and registration, visit: https://unmannedcargoaircraftconference.com/program/

The Business End of UCA: Round II – Presented by Christopher Spagnoletti, US Cargo Systems

Christopher Spagnoletti

The Business End of UCA: Round II, presented by Christopher Spagnoletti, US Cargo Systems, at Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which will take place on November 28, 2018, at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Considerations for the Management of Cargo for UCA

Interview
What drives you?
Sense of personal accomplishment, Structure, Adventure and the Arts

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
Guitar, dog and unlimited supply of wine

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
AI will be the driving force for the Autonomous-Device revolution, inclusive of the Automotive, Aerospace and Health industries..dwarfing consumer electronics. Continue reading “The Business End of UCA: Round II – Presented by Christopher Spagnoletti, US Cargo Systems”

UCA to alter longstanding cost metrics & business patterns in entire cargo industry – Anthony Pizarro, Romaeris

Anthony Pizarro

UCA to alter longstanding cost metrics & business patterns in entire cargo industry – Interview with Anthony Pizarro, Romaeris

Anthony Pizarro is President of Romaeris Corporation. He has played a role in the creation or development of four companies, is an expert reviewer of business plans for two funding agencies promoting technology companies, and has sat on the boards of a number of public and private companies and nonprofit organizations. On Mar 20, he will speak about The Economics of Unmanned Cargo Aircraft at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, North Carolina Global TransPark, USA.

What drives you?

I am passionate about the potential of technology to create a world with new opportunities and wealth for everyone; at the same time I believe we must always be aware of potential unanticipated social problems when previous ways of life are disrupted. Continue reading “UCA to alter longstanding cost metrics & business patterns in entire cargo industry – Anthony Pizarro, Romaeris”

Public perception, safety concerns, lack of regulations, some of the largest limitations facing LUCA to NAS integration – Interview with Mark Patrick Collins, Founder, LUCA Air

mark patrick collins

Public perception, safety concerns, lack of regulations, some of the largest limitations facing LUCA to NAS integration – Interview with Mark Patrick Collins, Founder, LUCA Air

Mark Patrick Collins will speak about The future market for Large Unmanned Cargo Aircraft in the national airspace system at the Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, on March 20 2018, at North Carolina Global TransPark, USA.

Mark Patrick Collins: Within the next 2-5 years the FAA will develop the safety regulations that will allow large unmanned aircraft systems (LUAS) to operate with other manned aircraft in the U.S. It is my goal to work with the FAA and industry to develop the infrastructure, technical know-how, and establish the customer base to operate large unmanned cargo aircraft in the National Airspace System (NAS). Continue reading “Public perception, safety concerns, lack of regulations, some of the largest limitations facing LUCA to NAS integration – Interview with Mark Patrick Collins, Founder, LUCA Air”

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”

A policy perspective on the deployment of UCA – Presented by Alain Lumbroso, International Transport Forum of OECD

Alain Lumbroso

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. Continue reading “A policy perspective on the deployment of UCA – Presented by Alain Lumbroso, International Transport Forum of OECD”