The Ascent of Autonomous Flying is the topic of this year’s edition of the German Canadian Concourse – an innovative technology, growing in economic importance, and a complex topic from a legal and political perspective. The term autonomous flying is a broad term which refers to flying an aerial vehicle with little to no intervention of a pilot or operator. A popular example (with various degrees of autonomy) is a drone, the colloquial term for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
The primary focus of this year’s GCC will be on drones, their applications and the infrastructure into which UAVs are imbedded. While we are aiming to capture the full scope of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), we invite speakers and attendees to place the topic in a broader perspective. The introduction of unmanned vehicles in the air requires e.g. advances in technology, challenges the status quo in airspace management and operations, and raises social and environmental questions.
The GCC 2017 will investigate Germany’s and Canada’s approaches to further the development of an unmanned aerial infrastructure. We will compare regulatory initiatives paving the way to introduce autonomous commercial services in airspace and we will look into economic opportunities for business applications related to drones, along the following pillars:
- Technology cooperation – Existing industrial and research collaboration and areas for expansion
- Commercialization and entrepreneurial eco-systems – Business models and economic opportunity for growth in new and related business eco-systems
- Airspace models – Approaches to introduce an unmanned aerial infrastructure
- Regulatory aspects and security – Comparison of German and Canadian legislation and lawmaking initiatives
- Social and environmental impact – Social acceptance and benefit
Confirmed Speakers and Panelists
Chief Operating Officer
“UAS in Daily Operations – Amusing Dreams or Reality Soon?”
Speakers / Panelists:
Chairman of the Board
Unmanned Systems Canada
Chief, Policy, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force
Business Development Coordinator
Centre d’Excellence sur les Drones – UAS Centre of Excellence
Remote Sensing Analyst
Enfotec Technical Services Inc.
Manager Military Operations and Unmanned Aircraft
Deputy Director Airworthiness, Operations, Licencing, Aviation Safety
Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Lamprecht
Vice President – Business Development
Fresh Air Educators, Inc.
Managing Partner / CEO
Hanseatic Aviation Solutions
Founder / CEO
Dr. Reiner Stemme
Founder / CEO
More of speakers and panelists announced soon
Partners / Session Hosts