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Important Dates and Information

Virtual Platform Launch

Note: only registered attendees can access the virtual platform and virtual booth. 

September 28, 2020

Virtual Platform Coffee Talk

  • Zoom Link 
  • Meeting ID: 865 9877 2303
  • Passcode: 447699
  • Phone: +1 301 715 8592

October 1, 2020

1:00pm EST

XPONENTIAL 2021 Rebook

Rebook will take place during XPONENTIAL 2020. You will receive an email by Thursday, October 5 with your rebook time. This will be the time that you can log into the system and select your physical booth location for XPONENTIAL 2021 scheduled for Atlanta May 3-6.

October 7-8, 2020

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Select Criteria: Tracks = Policy and Public Acceptance

Tuesday, October 06, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Session Number:2065
The panel will examine the different factors that shape how the general public views drones and will offer guidance and suggestions for how those operating in the drone industry can facilitate public comfort and trust, which is necessary for commercial drone use to become ubiquitous. ...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Andy Cebula
Vice President, NextGen and New Entrants
Airlines for America
Panelist
Mickey Osterreicher
General Counsel
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Panelist
Miriam McNabb
CEO & Contributing Editor
JobForDrones & DRONELIFE
Panelist
Sarah Harris
Editor in Chief
AirMap
Moderator
Robert van Gool
President
flyby.agency
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, October 06, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Session Number:2066
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, October 07, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Session Number:2070
Remote ID Is Finally Here. How Will It Work and Impact UAS Operations? After much anticipation, the FAA’s proposal for Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft Systems has finally been released, and thousands of comments have been submitted to the FAA for it to consider as it finalizes the rules. Remote... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Aaron Pierce
CEO
Pierce Aerospace
Panelist
Brendan Schulman
VP of Policy & Legal Affairs
DJI
Panelist
Diana Cooper
Head of US Policy
Hyuandi Urban Air Mobility
Panelist
Gabriel Cox
Principal Engineer and Chairman of ASTM F38.02 Remote ID Workgroup
Intel Corporation
Panelist
Reinaldo Negron
Head of UTM for Wing
GUTMA
Moderator
Philip Kenul
Chair of F38 UAS Committee
ASTM
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, October 07, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Session Number:2071
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Panels
  • Session Number:2157
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, October 07, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Session Number:2074
There is significant interest from industry and the FAA to have a standard practice to support the new Durability and Reliability means of compliance for Type Certification of UAS under 55 lbs. Type Certification is required to conduct Part 135 operations. The FAA has stated that publication of this standard... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Chris Anderson
CEO
3DR + Dronecode
Panelist
James Foltz
Small Airplane Directorate UAS Program Manager
Federal Aviation Administration
Panelist
Sean Cassidy
Director of Safety and Regulatory Affairs
Amazon Prime Air
Panelist
Tera Schroeder
Connected Aircraft Product Manager
Skyward, a Verizon Company
Moderator
Stephen Cook
Technical Fellow, Airworthiness
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, October 07, 1:50 PM - 2:35 PM

  • Session Number:2158
Learn more about durability and reliability as the FAA provides instructional content regarding the type certification process. James Foltz, Andrew Guion, and Ian Lucas from the FAA’s Aircraft Certification service will discuss the benefits of UAS type certification and will offer additional insight on the D&R process.  There is increasing... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
James Foltz
Small Airplane Directorate UAS Program Manager
Federal Aviation Administration
Session Speaker
Andrew Guion
Aerospace Engineer
FAA Small Airplane Standards Branch, Policy & Innovation Division
Session Speaker
Ian Lucas
Policy and Innovation Division, Certification Procedures Branch
Federal Aviation Administration
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, October 07, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Session Number:2166
UAS offer great benefits but there are concerns about the use of UAS for malicious purposes, particularly near national security sites and critical infrastructure.  The FAA has been working on a process for restricting drone flights in close proximity to certain facilities.  Industry panelists will discuss considerations for creating and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mike Burnside
Policy Analyst
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
Session Speaker
Amber Wilson
Aviation Technology Manager
Virginia Department of Aviation
Session Speaker
David Lincoln
UAS Strategic Initiatives Manager
Skyward
Moderator
Katy Milner
Partner
Wiley
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, October 07, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Session Number:2105
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Thursday, October 08, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Session Number:2077
With no persons on board, the primary risk posed by UAS operations is airborne collision with other air traffic. This year, 2020, the FAA’s ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) transponder mandate for manned aircraft has come into effect. This presents a substantial opportunity to mitigate risk by incorporating ADS-B... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Christian Ramsey
President
uAvionix Corporation
Panelist
Christopher Cooper
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Moderator
Brendan Schulman
VP of Policy & Legal Affairs
DJI
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, October 08, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Session Number:2169
Join FAA senior leadership for a discussion on how the FAA is weaving novel UAS security concerns into the aviation safety culture. In this session, these FAA leaders will discuss the agency’s UAS security framework, ongoing coordination with FSLTT partners on key UAS security issues, the weaponization of UAS, and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ben Supko
Executive Director of FAA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (AXH-1)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Panelist
Leesa Papier
Executive Director
Office of National Security Programs and Incident Response (AXE) Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH)
Panelist
Michelle Root
Executive Director, Office of Investigations, AXI-1
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Panelist
Tonya Coultas
Deputy Associate Administrator for Security & Hazardous Materials Safety
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, October 08, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Session Number:2106
Spectrum beyond the WiFi available today is necessary to support longer distance and more sophisticated flight operations. Panelists discuss the current regulatory landscape for spectrum for UAS, as well as potential spectrum solutions to support extended operations. ...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Audrey Allison
Vice president of Global Spectrum Management
Boeing
Panelist
John Kuzin
Vice President and Regulatory Counsel
Qualcomm
Moderator
Anna Gomez
Attorney At Law
Wiley Rein LLP
Session Speaker
Thomas Sawanobori
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
CTIA
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, October 08, 1:50 PM - 2:35 PM

  • Session Number:2069
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Panels
  • Session Number:2164
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Thursday, October 08, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Session Number:2075
Voluntary consensus standards are key to supporting innovation in an emerging technology area like unmanned aircraft systems. They serve as a vital adjunct to the public policy framework and help to ensure the safe integration of UAS into the national airspace. Coordination of standardization activities is also critical to focus... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Albert Secen
Vice President, Aviation Technology and Standards
RTCA, Inc.
Panelist
John Walker
Senior Partner
The Padina Group
Panelist
Jonathan Daniels
CEO
Praxis Aerospace Concepts International, Inc.
Panelist
Mark DeAngelo
Aerospace Engineer and New Technology Leader
SAE International
Panelist
Mark Roboff
General Manager
Digital Transformation, Aerospace & Defense - DXC Technology
Panelist
Philip Kenul
Chair of F38 UAS Committee
ASTM
Moderator
Jim McCabe
Senior Director, Standards Facilitation
American National Standards Institute
Tracks:
  • Panels
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