2017 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium (RPAS2017)

2017 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium (RPAS2017)

Live streaming of ICAO's RPAS 2017 Symposium.

The Second Global Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium (RPAS2017) took place from 19-21 September at the headquarters in Montréal, Canada.

The Symposium provides an international platform for licensing authorities, training facilities, regulators and the industry to exchange ideas and share best practices for the further development of an RPAS regulatory framework. Topics of the event include the developments leading to the new Remote Pilot Licence (RPL), implementation of approved training programmes, RPAS operations in the ATM environment (including safety risk management) and the impacts on human performance.

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2017 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium (RPAS2017)
  • Opening Session

    Welcome Remarks:
    Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the Council of ICAO

    Keynote Speeches:
    Mr. Alessandro Cardi, Deputy Director General, Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazone Civile (ENAC)
    Mr. Earl Lawrence, Director, UAS Integration Office, FAA, United States
    Mr. Tan Kah Han, Senior Director for S...

  • Collaborating to enable safe operations

    Moderator:
    Mr. Mike Gadd, Business and Technical Lead UAS and Cyber Programmes, United Kingdom CAA

    Panel discussion:
    Mr. Brian Wynne, President and CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
    Mr. Gilberto Lopez Meyer, Senior Vice President, Safety & Flight
    Operations, IAT...

  • Setting the scene

    Showcasing a diverse set of current and near-term operations and training experience from around the world that highlight the need for a comprehensive and harmonized regulatory framework to support growth and development.

    Moderator:
    Mr. Catalin Cotrut, Director IATA Audit Programs

    Presentations...

  • Status of the regulatory framework

    Moderator:
    Mr. Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

    Presentations:
    Ms. Leslie Cary, RPAS Programme Manager, ICAO
    Mr. Michael W. Brown, Aviation Safety Analyst, FAA, United States
    Mr. Yves Morier, Director for Civil Aviation and UAS, EASA
    Mr. Mike Li...

  • Competency-based training and assessment – What is it and why?

    Opening remarks:
    Ms Leslie Cary, RPAS Programme Manager, ICAO Air Navigation Bureau

    Moderator:
    Mr. Farid Zizi, Scientific Advisor International Affairs, DGAC France

    Presentations:
    Ms. Nicole Barrette-Sabourin, ICAO (retired)
    Ms. Ashley Lauryssen, Senior Training Expert, EUROCONTROL
    Dr. Brent Te...

  • What will competency-based training look like?

    Moderator:
    Mr. Farid Zizi, Scientific Advisor International Affairs, DGAC France

    Presentations:
    Mr. David Hansell, Aviation Policy, Facebook
    Mr. Edwin Kimzey, Pilot, Test Operations, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.
    Mr. Stuart McGlynn, Regulatory Policy and Flight Permissions, Cyberhawk...

  • What does competency-based assessment mean to licensing authority inspectors?

    Moderator:
    Jim Dow, ICCAIA Air Transport Representative to ICAO

    Presentations:
    Mr. Henry Defalque, Technical Officer, ICAO
    Mr. Farid Zizi, Scientific Advisor International Affairs, DGAC France
    Mr. Jim Coyne, Technical Director, UAS International
    Ms. Wimen Fong, Legal Advisor, ACSA/COCESNA

  • RPAS operator responsibilities

    Ensuring that staff are trained/competent; and safe planning of operations from start to finish.

    Moderator:
    Mr. Jim Coyne, Technical Director, UAS International

    Presentations:
    Mr. Zia Meer, Flight Operations Inspector, South Africa CAA
    Mr. Robert Hannaford, Technical Director, UAV & Drone Solut...

  • What does the introduction of RPAS mean to the ATM environment?

    Welcome Remarks
    Ms Leslie Cary, RPAS Programme Manager, ICAO Air Navigation Bureau

    Moderator:
    Mr. Chris Dalton, Chief of Airspace Management & Optimization Section, ICAO

    Presentations:
    Mr. Mike Lissone, UAS ATM Integration Manager, EUROCONTROL
    Mr. Robert Stallard, IFATCA
    Mr. Rob Eagles, Directo...

  • How do RPAS affect the aviation system as a whole?

    Moderator:
    Mr. Miguel Marin, Acting Chief, Operational Safety Section, ICAO

    Presentations:
    Mr. Randy Willis, Manager, Emerging Technologies Office, FAA United States
    Ms. Muriel Preux, Directrice de Project Drones, DGAC France
    Mr. Pierre Fossier, Vice President, Chief Technical Officer, Thales
    Mr...

  • Closing Session

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    Summary and Next Steps:
    Mr. Stephen Creamer, Director, ICAO Air Navigation Bureau