April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

Jesse Kallman

President, Commercial UAS


Jesse Kallman is leading the build out a new commercial UAS business for Airbus in the United States, focused on delivering data to commercial customers via UAS and other means.
Jesse joins Airbus from Airware where he led work with global UAS manufacturers, service providers and major corporations looking to use UAS technology. He also led the companies work with the FAA and other regulatory agencies domestically and abroad.
Jesse is a member of RTCA Special Committee (SC) 228, ASTM F38, and other standards groups. He was also the President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the leading trade organization for unmanned systems, and was also the CEO of the Small UAV Coalition.
Jesse received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology where his research focused on aerodynamic design of UAS along with air traffic management and optimization. After his graduate work, he spent many years working at the FAA and other federal agencies helping to develop the framework for integrating UAS into the U.S. National Airspace System. His work focused evaluating the wide range of NextGen systems and how UAS could potentially tie in, as well as looking at what technologies would be required for safe and efficient integration. He has spoken at hundreds of aerospace industry events and has testified before Congress on matters related to UAS.


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