The Drone Standards Landscape

Hear from the leaders of the most influential SDOs worldwide, get a full overview of ongoing drone standardization activities and finally understand how they relate to the regulatory updates from the aviation authorities, to the industry and, ultimately, to your operation. 
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Who is doing what? Which standard is next? How will it affect the industry?

The standardization activities for uncrewed aviation are in full swing. All standard development organizations have several working groups and committees dedicated to this important task, but their work can sometimes be difficult to understand fully: Who is doing what? Which standards to expect next, and how will they affect the industry?

In this webinar, part of the DroneTalks standards series, we go to the source and ask these question to the leaders of the most influential SDOs worldwide. The audience will finally have a clear overview of ongoing activities, how they relate to the aviation authorities' regulatory updates, and ultimately to their industry and stakeholders.

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Philip Kenul

Chair at ASTM International F38 Committee on UAS

Philip Kenul

Philip Kenul is a Senior Vice President, Aviation and Operations, TriVector Services. He serves as Chair, ASTM Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems developing standards that facilitate UAS operations at an acceptable level of safety. RDML Kenul (ret) served as a NOAA Corps officer with a career focused on marine and aviation operations. RDML Kenul flew aircraft in support of aeronautical charting and trained with the Navy to become a WP-3D Orion aircraft pilot. During this time he served as an Aircraft Commander with NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters. He later served as Director, NOAA Homeland Security Program Office, Commanding Officer, NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, and Director, NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations Centers responsible for NOAA’s fleet of ships and aircraft. He has been directly involved with unmanned systems since the early start of these emerging technologies in NOAA and continues to support NOAA’s UAS Program Office. RDML Kenul holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the State University of New York at Cortland and a master’s degree in environmental and civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Memberships: • European UAS Standards Coordinating Group (EUSCG), a joint advisory group established to coordinate the UAS-related standardization activities across Europe. • Steering Committee for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Standardization Collaborative (UASSC) to accelerate standards development. • Co-Chair, ANSI Airworthiness Working Group. • Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) Stakeholder Consultation Body (SCB) supporting a single set of technical, safety and operational requirements for the certification and safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into airspace. • ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Panel (RPASP).
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Al Secen

Vice President for Aviation Technology and Standards at RTCA

Al Secen

Al Secen is the RTCA VP for Aviation Technology and Standards. He has +30 years of experience as a software and systems engineer working on Air Traffic Management and Intelligence Community systems. Before joining RTCA, he was a Senior Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin for 23 years and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.
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John Scull Walker

Chairperson at ISO UAS Committee

John Scull Walker

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Christian Schleifer

Secretary General at EUROCAE

Christian Schleifer

Christian Schleifer is serving as Secretary General at EUROCAE since July 2014. Christian is responsible for the operational management and development of the Association and its subsidiary EUROCAE Communication as CEO. As former President of the Air Navigation Commission (ANC) of ICAO he was responsible for developing Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) in the field of Air Navigation and Safety.
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Christophe Mazel

Convenor at ASD-STAN

Christophe Mazel

Christophe Mazel is currently consultant-expert in the field of civilian UAVs acting as R&D project manager and COO for multiple companies. He is also an active member of multiple organizations such as AETOS, Aerospace Valley, Agri Sud-Ouest, the National Council of Civilian UAVs, the FPDC for the Normative aspects & International cooperation and Convener ASD-STAN – D05/WG08 "UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems".
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Ruby Sayyed,  Head of ATM Advocacy, IATA

BcS Electrical Engineer with 16+ years in aviation and a passion for driving global standards and developing best practices for the industry. Ruby started her journey with IATA in the regional office for Africa and the Middle East, where she was able to roll out regional initiatives and drive the implementation of global standards, such as the Regional Aviation Safety Group (RASG) for the Middle East. Currently based at IATA's headquarters' office in Montreal, the aviation hub where global standards are developed. Ruby is driving policies and strategies on how to unlock the benefits and opportunities that new technologies and disrupting trends bring about. She is very passionate about enabling accessible, sustainable, and resilient air transport.
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