The conference will provide first-hand insights into the current planning of Europe’s aviation authorities. Experts will provide answers to questions from UAS manufacturers and operators, and there will be ample opportunity to network on-site.

Attendees can personally interact with the most involved parties. After a long period without face-to-face communication, this is an outstanding opportunity!

As a participant of the EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM you will

  • Learn how to apply elements of successful applications to your industry and technologies

  • Take home technology insights to efficiently and effectively introduce UASs into your organisation

  • Meet experts from the European National Aviation Authorities

  • Find out details about the European U-Space approach to sharing high-traffic airspace

EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM – Day 1 – November 7, 2022

09:30 – 10:00

Opening & Welcome

Achim Friedl | Speaker of the Executive Board UAV DACH – unmanned aviation association

“Welcome from UAV DACH – unmanned aviation association”

Dr. Joachim Lücking | Head of Unit Aviation Safety at European Commission

“Towards a European Drone Strategy 2.0”

StS Stefan Schnorr (tbc) | State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport

“Welcome from the Federal Ministry of digital and transport”

Sascha Schott | Section Manager Drones, European Aviation Safety Agency

“Two year of drone regulation, taking stocks, way ahead”

10:15 – 11:00

UAS operations in specific category

Leonardo Capacci / Alberto Cunial | European Aviation Safety Agency

“How to get an authorization in the specific category”

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break & discussion

Visit of the exhibition area, networking with refreshments.

11:30 – 13:00

Operations authorization and SORA (specific operations risk assessment) – Current and Future Process

Jackie Banas | Doctorial Cand., TU Munich Institute of Flight System Dynamics

“Results of survey: authorization in specific category”

Panel discussion: Challenges of Business Cases with current Authorization Process in Specific Category

  • Julie Garland | Avtrain
  • Markus Lützenburger | Nova Inspiration
  • Joshka Höfling | UMS Skeldar
  • Natale di Rubbo | EASA

13:00 – 14:00

Working lunch

Buffet style lunch, refreshments – visit of the exhibition area

14:00 – 15:30

“Specific Category” UAS operations – Operator Challenges & Advice

Natale Di Rubbo | European Aviation Safety Agency

“How SORA will develop in the next future”

Antonio Marchetto | European Aviation Safety Agency

“Status of development standards”

Tomas Pustina | Civil Aviation Department Ministry of Transport, Czech Republic

“Operational authorization in practice – successful approach of a NAA”

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break & discussion

Visit of the exhibition area, networking with refreshments.

16:30 – 18:00

Specific Operations beyond visual line of site, above populated areas and with air traffic

Sebastan Törsleff | HHLA Sky

“Automation of UAS”

Thomas Grünvogel | Partner, Osborne Clarke

Oliver Lichtenstein | Co-Founder, BEAGLE Systems

“Moving from pilot projects to regular services in long range EU BVLOS flights”

18:00 – 20:00

Drinks & Networking

Visit of the exhibition area, networking with refreshments.

EUROPEAN DRONE FORUM Itinerary – Day 2 – November 8, 2022

09:00 – 10:30

U-space and airspace coordination

Peter van der Perk | NXP

Tobias Grebner | Helmut Schmidt University

“Solutions and recommendations for action for the national implementation of the U-space regulation”

Amanda Boeckholt | Swiss FOCA

“Implementation of U-space airspace: A new era for drone operators in Switzerland”

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break & discussion

Visit of the exhibition area, networking with refreshments.

11:00 – 13:00

Applications and facilities to enable urban traffic with UAS

Sewon Chang | KIAST Korea

“UAM Flight Demonstration Projects – Paving the Way for Air Taxi”

Dr. Arch.Harry Edelman | Co-founder AIDOMUS, Tampere University

“Micro airports and autonomous drones for urban logistics and aerial data services”

Dr. Stefan Milz | Spleenlab GmbH

“Removing the remote pilot: towards a fully autonomous landing”

Nicolas Marcou | DSAC, France

“Air risk mitigation strategies for long range operations”

13:00 – 14:00

Working lunch

Buffet style lunch, refreshments – visit of the exhibition area

14:00 – 16:00

Open networking and workshops on invitation

Why joining the European Drone Forum:
It has a very attractive and diversified agenda covering experience from National Authorities with Regulation 947, development of U-space regulations by EASA, outstanding UAS operations and key UAS technologies. It would be a great opportunity for me to update my knowledge and network with the Drone community.
Yves Morier, former EASA certification directorYves Morier, former director of EASA


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