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Welcome to the Second Global Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium (RPAS2017) being held from 19-21 September at the headquarters in Montréal, Canada. ICAO will be live streaming the three days of this conference on YouTube Live. The feeds from each of the sessions will be posted here on UnitingAviation.com.

The Symposium will provide 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.

Day 1 – 19 September 2017

Opening Session – 19 September 2017 9:30-10:30 AM EDT

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 Safety Regulation, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore

 

Collaborating to enable safe operations – 19 September 2017 11:15-12:30 EDT

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, IATA
Mr. Jeff Poole, Director General, CANSO
Mr. David Gamper, Director Safety, Technical and Legal Affairs, ACI
Mr. Jan Pie, Chairman, ICCAIA & Secretary General, AeroSpace and
Defense Industries Association of Europe (ASD)

 

Setting the Scene – 19 September 2017 14:00-15:30 EDT

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:

Mr. Zdravko Kolev, Research Officer, Frontex, European Border Coast Guard Agency
Mr. Chuck Johnson, Senior Advisor for UAS Integration UAS-NAS Project, NASA
Mr. Ovais Ahmed, Chief, Aviation Safety Section, United Nations
Mr. Brandon Suarez, Senior Staff Engineer, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

 

Status of the regulatory framework – 19 September 2017 16:00-17:30 EDT

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 Lissone, Secretary General, Joint Authorities on Rule-making for Unmanned Systems (JARUS)

 

 

Day 2 – 20 September 2017

Competency-based training and assessment – What is it and why? – 20 September 2017 9:00-10:30 AM EDT

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 Terwillinger, Masters of Science, Unmanned Systems Program
Chair, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Mr.Timothy Schoenauer, Global MPL Leader, CAE Ab Initio Training, Civil Division

What will competency-based training look like? – 20 September 2017 11:00-12:15 EDT

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 Innovations Ltd.
Ms. Nicole Barrette-Sabourin, ICAO (retired)
Ms. Ashley Lauryssen, Senior Training Expert, EUROCONTROL

What does competency-based assessment mean to the licensing authority inspectors? – 20 September 2017 14:00-15:30 EDT

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 – 20 September 2017 16:00-17:30 EDT

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 Solutions Ltd.
Mr. Mike Gadd, Business and Technical Lead UAS and Cyber Programmes, United Kingdom CAA
Mr. Nick Rogers, CRTO/Co-founder, Sky-Futures

Day 3 – 21 September 2017

ATM – What does the introduction of RPAS mean to the ATM environment? – 21 September 2017 9:00-10:30 AM EDT

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, Director Infrastructure, IATA
Captain Jim Pala, IFALPA
Mr. Doug Davis, CANSO

How do RPAS affect the aviation system as a whole? – 21 September 2017 11:00-12:30 EDT

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. Lawrence Ley, Portfolio Manager, The Boeing Company

Closing Session – 21 September 2017 14:00-15:00 EDT

Upcoming events:

ICAO – Drone Enable preview

Summary and Next Steps:

Mr. Stephen Creamer, Director, ICAO Air Navigation Bureau