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Paris, France

16 & 17 January 2018

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RPAS CivOps 2018

6th Annual European Civil RPAS Operators & Operations Forum

Organized by Blyenburgh & Co, France

Under the auspices of UVS International, The Netherlands

In the context of UVS International’s Global Access Initiative

Hosted by DGAC, France (French national aviation authority)

Coordinated with the French Civil Drone Council

Coordinated with Fédération Professionnelle du Drone Civil (FPDC)

The European Civil RPAS Operators & Operations Forum

RPAS CivOps 2018 is an international conference focusing on policy & regulatory matters for civil RPAS operators. It will address operational matters, current & future applications, standard operational scenarios, Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA), operational experience, operator qualification, pilot training & qualification, test range safety
rules, data protection & privacy, insurance, and the upcoming European Union RPAS regulation. The presentations will broaden the awareness of current & future RPAS operators, their potential customers, national regulatory authorities, ANSPs, RPAS manufacturers service providers, national public/private partnerships, European Commission, European Union agencies, and investors & the press.

The objective of the RPAS CivOps conference is to:

  • Increase awareness relative to currently on-going civil RPAS operations [commercial & non-commercial (corporate, research, governmental non-military)];
  • Give current civil RPAS operators the possibility to state their case;
  • Contribute to identifying the civil RPAS community to itself;
  • Highlight the diversity of current & potential civil RPAS applications and present business case examples;
  • Disseminate information on the currently on-going civil RPAS-related regulatory activities in various fields (including “product safety”);
  • Permit potential customers of RPAS flight services to express their requirements;
  • Create a forum for current and future civil RPAS operators, and the representatives of the organizations that are involved in preparing the future for civil RPAS operations, to interact;
  • Present novel civil RPAS applications;
  • Discuss critical issues such as responsibility, liability, insurance, privacy & data protection;
  • Promote interaction with the decision makers in Brussels.

The RPAS CivOps conference brings together representatives of the following communities and organizations:

  • Current civil RPAS operators [commercial & non-commercial (corporate; research, governmental non-military)];
  • Organizations currently involved in preparing the future regulations for civil RPAS on a national & European level (incl. European Commission, EASA, SESAR JU, EUROCONTROL, JARUS, and various standards organizations);
  • National Aviation Authorities ;
  • National data protection agencies ;
  • Insurance companies (underwriters & brokers);
  • National associations involved with RPAS;
  • National working groups involved with RPAS;
  • Current & potential customers of RPAS flight services;
  • Flight training schools;
  • Manufacturers of civil RPAS (all aircraft types of all sizes);
  • Manufacturers of sub-systems for RPAS (including imagery & non-imagery sensors).

2 DAY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

This conference is organized within the context of the Riga & Warsaw Declarations, the upcoming Helsinki Declaration, the RPAS content in the European Commission’s “Aviation Strategy” proposal to the European Parliament, EASA’s Notice of Proposed Amendment 2017-05, the EC’s Drone-Rules.EU project, SESAR’s Outlook Study, SESAR’s U-Space Blueprint, the “SORA” document published by JARUS, ongoing national initiatives, and the conclusions of UVS International’s Survey of Civil Drone Operations.
See “Community Info” in the main menu bar for the relevant reference documents.

Location Map & Suggested Hotels

Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile
French National Aviation Authority
50 rue Henry Farman
F-75720 Paris, France

Nearest metro stations:
– Balard ( M8)
– Issy Val de Seine (RER C)

Location Map & Suggested Hotels

The DGAC is located in south western Paris, just outside the ring road around Paris and overlooks the Paris Heliport.

A list of selected hotels (3 categories: close to the venue, non-traditional & charming, apart/hotel) is available.

Click HERE for additional information.

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

The speakers at this conference will include representatives from the European Commission, European Commission agencies, DGAC, French Civil Drone Council and other national public/private partnerships (e.g. Japan, Netherlands, Spain), OECD, EUROCONTROL, JARUS, standards organisations, national aviation authorities, national drone associations, drone operators & manufacturers, U-Space/UTM experts, research organisations, as well as drone operation end customers.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Each day will feature a welcome coffee/tea, a morning & afternoon refreshment break. On both days lunch (not included in the conference fee) will be served in the DGAC’s cafeteria. The first day will be concluded by a conference cocktail. These refreshment breaks, lunches & cocktail will offer exceptional networking opportunities.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME – PLENARY & SPLINTER SESSIONS - TO BE UPDATED

DAY 1 – TUESDAY 16 JANUARY  2018 – MORNING


Session 1 

09.00-09.15

01 Opening & Welcome Keynote Speech

Patrick Gandil (TBC), Director General – DGAC, France

 

09.15-09.30

02 Introduction to the Civil Drone Council

Carine Donzel – DGAC – Civil Drone Council, France

 

09.30-09.45

03 The initial results of the Spanish RPAS Commision, the Center of Excellence for RPAS, and start of international relathionships

Guillermo Morato Lara – Agencia Estatal De Seguridad Aerea (AESA), Spain

 

09.45-10.00

04 Introduction to the German Civil Drone Council 

Speaker TBA – Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur, Germany

 

10.00-10.15 Interactive Panel Discussion

10.15-11.00 Refreshment Break

Session 2

11.00-11.15

05 Learning by doing: Rijkswaterstaat drone experiments 

Rob van Nieuwland – On behalf of Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands

 

11.15-11.30

06 Making the desire to operate drones possible – Idyll or nightmare?

Daniëlla van Iterson, Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport – Directie Luchtvaart (CAA), The Netherlands

 

11.30-11.45

07 Drone Training: Piloting and operating skills. Working towards a common European vision

Erwin George – ENGIE (on behalf of Conseil pour les drones civils, France)

 

11.45-12.00

08 Building communities to stimulate the drone market

Rob van Nieuwland – DARPAS, The Netherlands

 

12.00-12.15

09 – Product safety standards in the Open operational RPAS category are urgently required

Stéphane Morelli – Fédération professionnelle du drone civil (FPDC), France

 

12.15-12.30 Interactive Panel Discussion

12.30-13.30 Lunch

DAY 1 – TUESDAY 16 JANUARY 2018 – AFTERNOON 


Session 3

13.30-13.45

10 Current status relative to UAS/RPAS regulation in Europe

Koen de Vos, EC DG MOVE, European Union

 

13.45-14.00

11 From NPA 20176-05 to the EASA Opinion: Issues & adaptations on the path to a European harmonized drone regulation

Antonio Marchetto – European Aviation Safety Agency, European Union

 

14.00-14.15

12 Policy guidelines for the widespread deployment of RPAS

Alain Lumbroso – Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) – International Transport Forum, International

 

14.15-14.30

13 CONOPS for Drone Operations

Dominique Colin – EUROCONTROL, International

 

14.30-14.45

14 Update on JARUS

Yves Morier – EASA, European Union

On behalf of JARUS, International

 

14.45-15.00

15 Drones in the UK – Balancing the safety and business needs of existing & new airspace users

Andrew (Andy) Sage – NATS, United Kingdom

 

15.00-15.15 Interactive Panel Discussion

15.15-16.00 Coffee Break

Session 4

16.00-16.15

16 Getting evidence to support short-term UTM deployment – PODIUM 

Peter Akty  – EUROCONTROL, International

 

16.15-16.30

17 Increasing operational certainty, safety and effectiveness with UAS Health Condition Monitoring: The allround digital drone health check

Ulrich Hoffmann – Lufthansa Technik, Germany

 

16.30-16.45

18 The Corus Programme: Objectives

Dominique Colin – EUROCONTROL, International

 

16.45-17.00

19 Edmonton International Airport: A Test Case in the Integration of Manned & Unmanned Aviation

Jordian Cicoria – Aerium Analytics, Canada

 

17.00-17.15

20 Views on U-Space & the integration of drones into the French air traffic management system

Cathy Ronfle-Nadaud – DGAC/DSNA, France

 

17.15-17.30 Interactive Panel Discussion

17.30-19.00 Cocktails

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 17 JANUARY 2018 – MORNING 


Session 5

08.45-09.00

21 The EU roadmap for safe integration of drones & the growing SESAR U-Space programme 

Julie Ilabot, SESAR Joint Undertaking, EU

 

09.00-09.15

22 Update on the proposal of new scenario “for one’s own use” roadmap of the Civil Drones

Carine Donzel – Civil Drone Council, France

 

09.15-09.30

23 Update on the “long range operations” roadmap of the Civil Drone Council

Carine Donzel – Civil Drone Council, France

 

09.30-09.45

24 UAS: French situation & perspectives

Muriel Preux – DGAC, France

 

09.45-10.00

25 Ground risk evaluation of a railway monitoring mission performed by RPAS

Sylvain Bertrand – ONERA, France

Flavien Figuier – Altametris, France

 

10.00-10.15 Interactive Panel Discussion

10.15-11.00 Break

Session 6

11.00-11.15

26 First RPAS services for maritime surveillance by EMSA

Olaf Trieschmann – European Maritime Safety Agency, European Union

 

11.15-11.30

27 Deploying UTM: Experience gained

Marc Kegelaers – Unifly, Belgium

 

11.30-11.45

28  Dronedata for farmers

Peter Paree – Zuidelijke Land en Tuinbouw Organisatie, The Netherlands

 

11.45-12.00

29 Commercial Drone Operations South Africa

Sean Reitz, unitedDrone Holdings, South Africa

 

12.00-12.15

30 The German Civil Drone Council – Challenges & Expectations

Norbert Lohl – UAV-DACH, Germany

 

12.15-12.30 Interactive Panel Discussion

12.30-13.30 Lunch

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 17 JANUARY 2018 – AFTERNOON


Session 7

13.30-13.45

31 JARUS SORA Methodology: Applied to the REAL Project

Filippo Tomasello – EuroUSC-Italia, Italy

 

13.45-14.00

32 New technologies as catalyst for novel drone applications

Antidio Viguria – FADA CATEC, Spain

 

14.00-14.15

33 Australia’s evolving RPAS regulatory environment and its domestic market shaping implications

Peter La Franchi – LFRG International, Australia

 

14.15-14.30

34 Skyrobots supporting man on the ground

Niklas Nyroth – Robot Aviation, Norway

 

14.30-14.45

35 The use of Black Hornet (nano drone) in non-military operations

Morten Svihus – FLIR Unmanned Aerial Systems, Norway

 

14.45-15.00 Interactive Panel Discussions

15.00 15.45 Break

Session 8

15.45-16.00

36 Hurricane Harvey Post Disaster Operations & Learnings

Ilkka Hiidenheimo – Sharper Shape, Finland

 

16.00-15.15

37 Fleet management for transportation drones

Uwe Mainberg – CURPAS, Germany

 

16.15-16.30

38  Regulate to Elevate – Not Strangulate

Louise Jupp – Terreco, South Africa

 

16.30-16.45

39 Drone Operations & Related Challenges

Maria Cabañas Cepero – HEMAV, Spain

 

40 Product Safety (C€ marking) in the Open RPAS operational category

Christophe Mazel – Boréal (Mistral Group) & FPDC, France (on behalf of ASD-STAN, European Union)

 

16.45.17.00 Interactive Panel Discussion

17.00-17.15 Closing Words

Speakers From

 

  • Australia : 1
  • Belgium : 1
  • Canada : 1
  • EC & Agencies : 4
  • Finland: 1
  • France : 11
  • Germany : 4
  • Intergovernmental organisations : 2
  • International organsisation : 4
  • Italy : 1
  • Netherlands : 5
  • Norway : 2
  • South Africa : 2
  • Spain : 2
  • UK : 1

Quantity Speakers

16 January 2018 

4 Plenary Sessions  : 20

 

17 January 2018

4 Plenary Sessions : 19

Total Number Speakers : 39

Speaker Categories

  • Academia
  • Air Navigation Service Provider
  • Civil Drone Council
  • Consulting Company
  • European Commision
  • European Consortium
  • European Union Agency
  • Intergovernmental organisation
  • International Association
  • National Airline Subsidary
  • National Association
  • National Aviation Authority
  • National Federation
  • National Public/Private Partnership
  • National Water Management Authority
  • Railroad (RPAS operator)
  • Regional Organisation
  • Research Organisation
  • RPAS Manufacturer
  • RPAS Operator
  • Service Supply Company
  • Test Range
  • UTM Developer

PRESENTING ORGANISATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

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  • Aerium Analytics, Canada
    • – RPAS operator
    • – Member of UVS International
  • Agencia Estatal De Seguridad Aerea (AESA), Spain
    • – National Aviation Authority
    • – Spanish RPAS Commision
    • – Member of JARUS
    • – Member of the ICAO RPAS Panel
  • Altametrics, France (subsidary of SNCF, French railroad operator)
    • – RPAS operator
    • – Member of the Conseil pour les drones civils
  • ASD-STAN, EU
    • – European standards organisation
    • – Member of the Conseil pour les drones civils
  • Blyenburgh & Co, France
    • – RPAS-related consultancy, publishing & event organizing
    • – Member of DroneRules.EU COnsortium
    • – Member of SkyOpener COnsortium
    • – Member of UVS International
  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur, Germany
    • – National (Federal) Ministry
  • Civil Use of RPAS (CURPAS), Germany
    • – National RPAS association
    • – Member of UVS International
  • Conseil pour les drones civils (CDC), France
    • – French national public/private partnership
  • DARPAS, The Netherlands
    • – National RPAS association
    • – Member of the Dutch national public/private drone partnership
    • – Member of the ICAReS consortium
    • – Member of UVS International
  • Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC), France
    • – National Aviation Authority & Air Navigation Service Provider
    • – Member of the Conseil pour les drones civils
    • – Member of JARUS
    • – Member of the ICAO RPAS Panel
    • – Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group
  • Dutch Public/Private Drone Partnership
    • – National collaborative drone effort
  • ENGIE, France
    • – RPAS operator
    • – Member of the Conseil pour les drones civils
  • EUROCONTROL, International
    • – Inter-governmental organisation commited to air traffic management & safety of air navigation
    • – Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group
    • – Member of JARUS
    • – Member of the ICAO RPAS Panel
  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), European Union
    • – European Union Agency
    • – Member of the European UAS Standards Coordination Grouo
    • – Member of JARUS
    • – Member of the ICAO RPAS Panel
  • European Commission (EC), EUropean Union
    • – Directorate General for Mobility & Transport (MOVE)
    • – Member of the European UAS Standards Coordination Group
  • European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), EU
    • – European Union Agency
  • EuroUSC-Italia, Italy
    • – Qualified Entity
    • – Member of the REAL COnsortium
    • – Member of UVS International
  • FADA-CATEC, Spain
    • – RPAS Research Organisation & Test Range
    • – Member of Spanish RPAS Commision
    • – Member of UVS International
  • Fédération professionnelle du drone civil (FPDC), France
    • – National RPAS association
    • – Member of the Conseil pour les drones civils
    • – Member of UVS International
  • FLIR Unmanned Aerial Systems, Norway
    • – Design & production of nano RPAS
    • – Member of UAS Norway
    • – Member of UVS International
  • German Civil Drone Council
    • – German national public/private partnership
  • HEMAV, Spain
    • – RPAS operator
    • – Member of Spanish RPAS Commission
  • ICAReS Project, Belgium/France/Netherlands/UK
    • – An EU/intereeg-financed cross border innovation cluster on Remote Sensing (RS) applications in the agriculture, water, infrastructure and nature management sectors, federating knowledge institutes, SMEs trade associations, and governmental organisations
  • Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport – Directie Luchtvaart, Vergunningverlening, The Netherlands
    • – National Aviation Authority – Responsible for granting operator certificates & flight permissions
    • – Member of the Dutch national public/private drone partnership
  • Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS), International
    • – International group of coorperating national aviation authorities
  • LFRG International, Australia
    • – Regulatory & industrial policy consultancy
    • – Member of UVS International
  • Lufthansa Technik, Germany
    • – Internationally licensed aviation-related service provider & creator of an initiative to minimize risks in unmanned aviation
    • – DroneRules.EU consortium member
    • – Member of UAV DACH
  • NATS, UK
    • – Air Navigation Service Provider
  • ONERA, France
    • – National aeronautical research organisation
    • – Member of the Conseil pour les drones civils
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) – International Transport Forum, International
    • – Intergovernmental organisation
  • REAL Consortium, European Union
    • – GSA-sponsored consortium, aiming at developing natigation systems for relatively small drones, to improve the accuracy & integrity of satellite navigation by exploiting the signals provided by EGNOS
  • Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands
    • – Department of Ministry of Infrastructure & The Environment
    • – RPAS operator
    • – Member of the Dutch national public/private drone partnership
  • Robot Aviation, Norway
    • – Design & production of RPAS
    • – Member of UVS International
  • SESAR Joint Undertaking, European Union
    • – EU agency responsible for ATM-related research
  • Sharper Shape, Finland
    • – Design & production of RPAS natigational software
    • – Member of UVS International
  • Spanish Civil Drone Council, Spain
    • – National public/ private initiative overseen by AESA
  • Terreco, South Africa
    • – RPAS operator
  • UAV-DACH, Germany (for reference only)
    • – National RPAS association
    • – Member of German Civil Drone Council
    • – Member of UVS International
  • UniFly, Belgium
    • – Design & manufacture of UTM systems
    • – Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Group
    • – Member of GUTMA
    • – Member of UVS International
  • UnitedDrone Holdings, South Africa
    • – RPAS operator
  • UVS International, International
    • – European & International RPAS association
    • – Member of the ICAO RPAS Panel
    • – Member of the ICAO “Space Learning” Group
    • – Member of EC’s Informal Expert Group on Drones
    • – Member of EASA’s General Aviation Sectorial Committee
    • – Member of EASA’s RMT.023 Drone Expert Grouo
    • – Member of the SESAR’s U-Space Working Grouo
    • – Member of the European UAS Standards Coordination Group
  • Zuidelijke Land en Tuinbouw Organisatie, The Netherlands
    • – Reginal federation of farmers & market gardeners
    • – Member of the ICAReS consortium
    • – RPAS operator

COORDINATED WITH

European & International Organizations

WHAT THE PARTICIPANTS SAY

RPAS CIVOPS 2018

On 16-17 January 2018

Registration deadline : 12.00 (noon) on 12 January 2018

SPONSORING


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsorship of the RPAS CivOPS conference permits to be directly identified with this technically informative international
conference. The event is organized for the international RPAS community, in response to the requirement expressed by UVS
International members for an event where current & future governmental non-military & commercial civil RPAS operators,
RPAS manufacturers, service suppliers, pilot training companies, R&D organizations, insurers, academia, current & potential
customers can interface with each other, as well as with regulatory authorities and traditional aerial work suppliers.
Within the framework of UVS International’s Global Access Initiative, and in co-ordination with the European Parliament,
European Commission, European RPAS Expert Group on Drones, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), European
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), European Space Agency (ESA), EUROCONTROL, European Civil Aviation Conference
(ECAC), SESAR JU, European UAS Standards Coordination Group (EUSCG), JARUS, DGAC, French Civil Drone Council &
various other national public/private partnerships, various national CAAs, ASD, various EC-financed consortia, as well as with
the International RPAS Coordination Council (federation of 31 national associations), this is Europe’s only RPAS event,
that is totally dedicated to civil RPAS operators & operations + related regulatory & policy aspects.

Conference - 1 Opportunity

– Signage recognizing Conference Sponsorship on conference promotional literature, programme, lunch
tables & conference proceedings portal.
– 8 page advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-civops.com up to 31 Jan. 2018.
– 2 Roll-up Posters (supplied by sponsor) on left & right hand side of stage
– Free nominal entry for 3 conference delegates (both days)
– Registration obligatory.

LUNCH SPONSOR 2 Opportunies (16 & 17 January 2018)

Benefits include:
– Signage recognizing Lunch Sponsorship on conference promotional literature,
programme, lunch tables & conference proceedings portal.
– 6 page advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-civops.com up to 31 Jan. 2018.
– Bare floor space for a pop-up presentation wall (supplied by sponsor)
(supplied by sponsor) (both 2m linear).
– Free nominal entry for 2 conference delegates (both days) – Registration obligatory

Cocktail - 1 Opportunity (Day 1)

– Welcome address at the cocktail at the end of thre first day.
– Signage recognizing Cocktail Sponsorship on conference promotional literature, programme & conference proceedings portal.
– 8 page advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-civops.com up to 31 Jan. 2018.
– Roll-Up Posters (supplied by sponsor) can be exhibited at the cocktail.
– Free nominal entry for 3 conference delegate (both days)
– Registration obligatory.

Coffee Breaks - 2 Opportunities (Day 1 or 2)

– Signage recognizing Coffee Break Sponsorship on conference promotional literature, programme & conference proceedings portal.
– 4 page advertisement or advertorial on www.rpas-civops. com up to 31 Jan. 2018.
– Flags with sponsor’s logo (supplied by sponsor) on beverage station & all tables.
– Bare floor space for a pop-up presentation wall (supplied by sponsor) (2 m linear)
– Free nominal entry for 1 conference delegate (both days)
– Registration obligatory.

Brochure or Data Sheet Posting

Posting on conference web site – www.rpas-civops.com – up to and including 31 January 2018.

Lanyards

250 Units supplied & delivered by sponsor to organizer – Freight, custom duties paid

CONTACT INFORMATION

For pricing & additional information on sponsoring opportunities contact Peter van Blyenburgh at:
Tel.: 33-1-46.51.88.65 – Fax: 33-1-46.51.05.22 – pvb@uvs-international.org – pvb@rps-info.com

SEE VENUE

Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile
(DGAC) – National Aviation Authority
50 rue Henry Farman, F-75720 Paris, France. Nearest metro stations: Balard (M8)

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