Mr. Gontran Reboud: UAV European project coordinator, Global UTM Association Member of the Board, VP UTM architect. He holds a graduate engineer diploma from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (1990) and a Master 2 in Signal processing and Telecommunications from Ecole Supérieure Electricité. He has also a MBA from HEC School of Paris and University of Michigan. As a former employee of Thales group, he has a solid background in aerospace. He is now working for ViaSat in international Business development leading the UAS business for ViaSat Switzerland. He is also the project Coordinator of the H2020 project Skyopener that is integrating UAS with UTM and ATM system. ViaSat is involved in many UAS projects that are aiming at developing systems enabling integration of any kind of UAS (mini, tactical, MALE) into the civilian airspace. He is working closely with ANSPs, CAA and European and Global regulation and standardisation bodies.
This presentation will introduce the SkyOpener project, the consortium members and the objective of this EU-funded study, which has a distinct bearing on UAS Traffic Management.