Agenda [Virtual]

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Premier Conference Partner: Woolpert

Tuesday, December 1

Date/TimeEvent
1:00—1:05 pm ET

Opening Remarks & Welcome



12/1/2020 1:00:00 PM12/1/2020 1:05:00 PM
1:05—2:00 pm ET

Session #1: Why Airports Should Have a UAS Program

This session will provide an overview of the benefits of a UAS program and why an increasing number of airports are adopting them. The panel will also address the construct of a UAS program and future industry impacts to look for.

Sponsored by

Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission


Speakers
Tom Mackie, Vice President, Program Director, Woolpert

Bubba Rahn, ACE, Airfield Operations Manager, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Matthew Baker, GIS/UAS Programs Manager, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission

Jason Terreri, A.A.E. IAP, ACE, Executive Director, Syracuse Hancock International Airport

12/1/2020 1:05:00 PM12/1/2020 2:00:00 PM
2:15—3:45 pm ET

Session #2: Airport UAS Program Case Studies

Representatives from airports and airlines will walk through UAS programs by use case, including how they were developed, challenges, and lessons learned.


Speakers
Mike DiPilato, Airport Research Specialist, William J. Hughes Technical Center, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

Terry Blue, A.A.E., ACE, Vice President, Operations, Memphis International Airport

Joel Murdock, Managing Director of Strategic Projects, Air Operations, Federal Express Corporation

Chris Fernando, Principal, Hovecon

12/1/2020 2:15:00 PM12/1/2020 3:45:00 PM
4:00—5:00 pm ET

Session #3: FAA Authorizations and Approvals for On-Airport Drone Use

The session will discuss how airports can obtain FAA authorizations to operate in controlled airspace and the process for airports to obtain Part 107 waivers.


Speakers
Zach Shuman, Aviation Project Manager, Woolpert

Kelsey Sydney, Program Analyst, Safety Engineering Group, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

Rachel Carlstrom, UAS IPP SLT Program Manager, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

12/1/2020 4:00:00 PM12/1/2020 5:00:00 PM

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