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March 9, 2016
 

AUVSI Unmanned Systems Europe conference set for March 22-23

Leaders from government and industry are meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on March 22 and 23 at the Unmanned Systems Europe Conference, hosted by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, to discuss the integration of unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, into the European airspace.

The conference, which is taking place at the Sheraton Brussels Hotel, will examine a range of issues on advancing the global UAS community and promoting harmonization of regulation, integration, and culture.

Speakers scheduled to address the conference include:

* Jacqueline Foster, a member of the European Parliament, will share her insights on remote piloted aircraft systems integration and provide an update on the work of the Committee on Transport and Tourism and the European Parliament at large.
* Trevor Woods, certification director, European Aviation Safety Agency, will discuss airspace regulation issues facing the industry in Europe.
* Koen De Vos, senior drone expert, DG MOVE – Mobility and Transport, European Commission, on the development of industry standards.
* Ron van de Leijgraaf, senior policy advisor, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, will review plans the Netherlands Presidency of the EU is developing on common European regulations for drones.
* Mike Gadd, policy specialist, UK Civil Aviation Authority and chairman, International Civil Aviation Organization RPAS Panel, on the development of standards and recommended practices for lCAO adoption on airworthiness, operations, and remote pilot licensing.
* Earl Lawrence, director, UAS Integration Office, Federal Aviation Administration, on how manned and unmanned platforms can co-exist in European airspace.

“AUVSI is committed to fostering a global community of business leaders, researchers and policymakers that work together to advance unmanned systems,” says AUVSI President and CEO Brian Wynne. “These key stakeholders are convening at Unmanned Systems Europe to promote regulatory harmonization and a landscape of innovation across borders that are necessary for the international unmanned systems community to continue to grow and thrive.”

For more on information about eligibility and to register, please visit http://www.auvsi.org/unmannedsystemseurope/attend/registration, or contact Tom McMahon at tmcmahon@auvsi.org. For more information about the conference, please visit www.auvsi.org/use.




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