Assistant Director RSFO (Regional Safety and Flight Operations) SESAR 2020, Technical Manager
As the number of drone incidents at airports multiply causing expensive shutdowns and reputational damage, there are many questions to be answered: Whose problem is it? What is the cost? Who pays the bill? How to address this problem? What works and what doesn’t? Soft approaches like public education and licensing drone pilots will only go so far and won’t stop a malfunctioning drone or someone with malign intent. We will speak to a panel of experts to better understand the unique challenges that airports face, not least due to the sheer size of airspace that needs to be monitored for rogue drones in addition to tracking aircraft and their movements and keeping the skies and the airports safe.
Moderated by Yousuf Malik, Defence IQ
2:10 PM ENSURING THE SAFE OPERATION OF AN RPA, ESPECIALLY IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO AIRCRAFT AND AIRPORTS
· Awareness and education of RPA operators
· States to ensure that all RPA operate within clearly defined and known limitations
· Enforceable legal and/or administrative sanctions for using RPA in an unsafe or dangerous manner