Join 8,500 technologists, regulators and users across commercial and defense sectors for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. As adoption spreads and applications expand, XPONENTIAL is the one event that brings together the entire unmanned systems community to share ideas, collaborate across markets, capitalize on best practices and emerging trends and harness the power of unmanned technology for your business.

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Monday, April 29, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Room: S504

Registration Fees:

  • Registration fee: $330, includes XPO Hall Pass
  • Pre-registration is required
  • PLEASE NOTE: To register ONLY for the Public Safety UAS Track, choose "Co-located Events ONLY" under "Registration Fees" on the online registration form. See step-by-step registration instructions >>


Are you ready to establish your UAS operation as a leader in the industry? To gain a competitive advantage, lower your exposure to risk, and raise the bar by being proactive about safety? Implementing a Safety Management System (SMS) is considered the next evolution in safety. It has been adopted globally as a standard by safety sensitive industries such as aviation, nuclear energy, rail road, etc. Currently, FAA waivers for BVLOS (107.31), and Operations over People (107.39) require the operator to establish and maintain a Safety Management System (SMS).

But how do you get started? Join the experts at FlightSafety International for a hands on, two day workshop and build your own SMS program. The workshop provides the tools, templates, and resources you need to create a turn-key program that meets FAA requirements.
FlightSafety International is the only Part 142 training organization with an FAA recognized SMS in the world. We have been through the process of design, implementation, and continue to benefit from an effective SMS program.


The objective of this workshop is to assist new and existing UAS operators in designing and implementing a turn-key FAA compliant Safety Management System (SMS) scaled to their individual operation

  • Understand the fundamentals of an SMS program
  • Benefits of SMS
  • How to actively manage and mitigate risk
  • Perform gap analysis (Determine what you have and what you need)
  • Create SMS Manual
  • Implementation tips, lessons learned, and next steps