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Select Criteria: Tracks = Laws & Orders: Policy & Governance

Tuesday, May 04, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room: Virtual
  • Session Number:3356
The landscape of FAA waivers and UAS operations is constantly changing. The once mountainous task of overcoming the operations over people limitation, now has a path blazed. Hundreds of waivers have now been granted – mostly leveraging sUAS parachute recovery systems. This panel will discuss the considerations for safe operations... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Brent Eliason
Lead U.S. Production and Integration Engineer
Flytrex, Inc.
Panelist
Erin Roesler
UAS Standards and Policy Manager
Northern Plains UAS Test Site
Panelist
Russ Buchholz
Innovation and Facility Manager
North Dakota Department of Transportation
Moderator
Trevor Woods
Director of Safety
Northern Plains UAS Test Site
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 04, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room: Virtual
  • Session Number:3429
After much anticipation, the FAA’s Remote ID regulations have been finalized. First identified as necessary to forward progress for the industry in 2017, the new set of rules reflect four years of input from the FAA’s aviation rulemaking and advisory committees, rapid work by standards development organization ASTM International, and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Aaron Pierce
CEO
Pierce Aerospace
Panelist
Benjamin Walsh
Aerospace Engineer
Federal Aviation Administration
Panelist
Brendan Schulman
VP of Policy & Legal Affairs
DJI Technology
Panelist
Diana Cooper
Head of US Policy
UAM Division of Hyundai Motor Group
Panelist
Gabriel Cox
Principal Engineer and Chairman of ASTM Remote ID Workgroup
Intel Corporation
Panelist
Matthew Satterley
Policy & Government Relations
Wing
Moderator
Philip Kenul
Chair, ASTM International F38 Committee on UAS
ASTM International
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 04, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Virtual
  • Session Number:3307
There are several overlapping efforts across standards development organizations. Some of the definitions and methods are consistent; however, there still remains a disparity across work happening in SAE, ISO, UNECE, ASAM, IEEE, and others. The objective of this panel is to share about the work currently happening within each SDO... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Beth Osyk, Ph.D
Lead Engineer
Edge Case Research, Inc.
Panelist
Edward Straub
Vice President
SAE ITC
Panelist
Gil Amid
Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer, VP Operations, Co-Founder
Foretellix Ltd.
Panelist
Jack Weast
Intel Fellow, Vice President AV Standards
Intel | Mobileye
Panelist
Kevin Gay
Manager - Safety Standards
Aurora
Moderator
Jeremiah Robertson
Engineer
QS-2
Tracks:
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 04, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: Virtual
  • Session Number:3325
In parallel, the automotive and aviation communities are both moving towards increasingly autonomous systems. Are there synergies among these two communities that could potentially accelerate integration and adoption? Synergies may include approaches to safety cases, critical infrastructure capabilities, sensor technology, technical standards, software methods, AI technology, etc. The panel will... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Christopher Hill
Chief Engineer, Transportation Safety
The MITRE Corporation
Panelist
Sanjiv Singh
Chief Executive Officer
Near Earth Autonomy, Inc.
Panelist
Shawn Kimmel
Director of Engineering
Quantitative Scientific Solutions
Panelist
Wes Ryan
Program Manager
NASA
Moderator
Andrew Lacher
Director, Aerospace Systems Research Center
Noblis
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, May 05, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room: Virtual
  • Session Number:3457
This panel features leaders from the FAA, unmanned aircraft industry, and advanced aerial mobility industry to discuss how industry standards are supporting flight approvals for autonomous aircraft. As autonomy becomes more integrated into the design and operation of the next generation of aircraft, industry standards will play an essential role... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Anna Dietrich
Principal
AMD Consulting
Panelist
Mark Blanks
Head of Flight Operations
Wing
Panelist
Robert Bouza
Manager, Consensus Standards Management Branch, Aircraft Certification Service
Federal Aviation Administration
Panelist
Uma Ferrell
Principal Aviation Systems Engineer
The MITRE Corporation
Moderator
Stephen Cook
Technical Fellow, Airworthiness
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Tracks:
  • Panels

Wednesday, May 05, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room: Virtual
  • Session Number:3385
Demand for BVLOS operations is increasing, yet there is still no clear picture for how to approve and assure safe autonomous operations in the national airspace for a huge range of potential UAS missions. Solutions so far have generally been tactical in nature for very specific use-cases. A robust, scalable,... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Andrew Lacher
Director, Aerospace Systems Research Center
Noblis
Panelist
Craig Bloch-Hansen
Project Manager, RPAS Technical Standards
Transport Canada
Panelist
Mark Blanks
Head of Flight Operations
Wing
Moderator
Adam Morrison
CEO
Streamline Designs, LLC
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, May 06, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Virtual
  • Session Number:3348
Join a group of industry leaders and regulators to discuss how autonomous drones are unlocking the airspace from the ground up—and making drones more useful and effective than ever. The session will also discuss how enterprise operators can harness the power of autonomy to conduct BLOS operations and how regulators can... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Brendan Groves
Head of Regulatory and Policy Affairs
Skydio
Panelist
Jay Merkle
Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Panelist
Lisa Ellman
Partner
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Panelist
Margaret Nagle
Head of Policy, Regulatory and Community Affairs
Wing
Moderator
Michael Robbins
Executive Vice President of Government & Public Affairs
AUVSI
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, May 06, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room: Virtual
  • Session Number:3483
Flytrex proposes an industry panel of the stakeholders and enablers of drone delivery UAS, discussing the pathway to Type Certification (TC) and certificated Part 135 operations. This panel will highlight the tireless efforts that Flytrex, its partners, and the FAA have dedicated to safe NAS integration by discussing the trends... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Benjamin Spain
UAS Program Manager
NCDOT Division of Aviation
Panelist
Jeff Casey
CEO
Causey Aviation Unmanned, Inc.
Panelist
Stuart Ginn
Medical Director, WakeMed Innovations; Co-Founder, LEEP Mobility Systems
WakeMed Innovations; LEEP Mobility Systems
Moderator
Wesley Shover
Head of US Operations
Flytrex, Inc.
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, May 06, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room: Virtual
  • Session Number:3355
The policy landscape for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has continued to evolve, even in the absence of significant federal legislation, such as a reauthorization measure in Congress for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA released its highly-anticipated UAS remote identification rule, along with new frameworks for operations over people... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Maggie Ayrea
Legislative Director
Representative Garret Graves
Panelist
Mark Aitken
Director of U.S. Legislative Affairs
DJI
Panelist
Mark Bathrick
Director
U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Aviation Services
Panelist
Ronce Almond
Senior Counsel
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Moderator
Michael Robbins
Executive Vice President of Government & Public Affairs
AUVSI
Tracks:
  • Panels

Thursday, May 06, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Virtual
  • Session Number:3546
Join cognitive scientist and business executive, Dr. Monica Lopez-Gonzalez, as she discusses the missing link between science, business, and society for the successful integration of autonomous vehicles. Her talk will cover the need to intersect safety policies within artificial intelligence R&D, presenting the case for how policies demanding reliability and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Speaker
Monica Lopez-Gonzales
CEO
Institute for Human Intelligence
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation

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