He is currently co-owner and CEO of Unifly – a new company that has created the next generation Air Traffic Control software to Manage Drone Traffic, and a member of the GUTMA Board of Directors. He holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He also has an EASA CPL and is an experienced Flight Instructor. After a succesful international career as an entrepreneur in the Telecommunication Industry, Marc got involved in Aviation 15 years ago. The last 10 years, he served as the Chief Executive Offcier and Accountable manager of BAFA – and made it the leading flightschool in Belgium. Marc got involved in unmanned aviation three years ago when he decided to start a Remote Pilot License training at BAFA. This is also the period when BAFA co-founded the BeUAS. Marc recently joined Unifly as shareholder and CEO. In addition, Marc is currently a boardmember of the Chamber of Commerce in Antwerp (VOKA) and serves as a boardmember of the VLOC (Flemish Aviation Training Center).
The Global UTM Association is an industry-led consortium aiming at accelerating the global adoption of interoperable protocols for UTM systems. The association collaborates with regulators and other stakeholders worldwide to identify standards, as well as scalable and compliant technical solutions, to their development. The talk will address the need for an industry-led consortium dedicated to the question of Unmanned Traffic Management systems. It will briefly present the members’ fields of activities and geographical distribution. It will then focus on the work of the first working groups (Overall UTM Architecture and Data Exchange Protocols) and will discuss the relation of the association with other RPAS and standard organizations.