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Jordi Salvador Bernadí, CTO and Business Development lead at Barcelona Drone Center, spoke about his team’s operations and an upcoming course on UAS regulatory and SORA frameworks during Amsterdam Drone Week. The team has recently developed sandboxes for 4G and 5G communication and BVLOS testing, enabling autonomous flights through telecommunications connectivity. They've also demonstrated a drone's ability to switch between radio and 4G communication links. Companies can have their drones tested by the centre's team, receiving data and findings without needing to travel to Barcelona again.

Digitalisation plays a key role in testing, aiding in developing new technologies and understanding their functionality within regulatory frameworks. The one-week intensive course on UAS regulations and the SORA methodology, created in collaboration with Jordi's team, offers a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter, practical demonstrations, and networking opportunities.

Current trends in the drone industry include BVLOS operations with autonomous systems, "drone-in-a-box" concepts, and networks of drones deployed across locations to perform various tasks. The industry will likely see growth in regulatory frameworks, safety measures, and technology integration.

Our podcast is available at Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Anchor.fm, Pocket Casts and our webpage DroneTalks.online.

DroneTalks Group is a collection of services and platforms dedicated to uplifting the drone ecosystem. That includes our main educational platform DroneTalks as well as specialised trainings for drone industry professionals, the event Aerial Cities for industry stakeholders (both private and government) and the job portal DroneTalks Jobs for professionals. 

For more information on drone-related services, including marketing and PR, please contact us at info@dronetalks.ch.

Our partners at Murzilli Consulting also offer an outsourced strategic regulatory department for drone organisations as well, for more in-depth guidance.

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About the host

Eszter Kovács

Eszter is the CEO and founder of Manageld and a href="https://dronetalks.online/">DroneTalks.online and is a well-known drone influencer.
An expert in technical innovation in the drone sector, Eszter has contributed to the growth of several companies, leading complex implementations and mentoring and advising leaders on strategic planning and operational transformation. In 2020 Eszter successfully lead the Global UTM association with 40 + UTM ecosystem leaders through it's restructuring for 6 months.
From 2016 - 2019, Eszter successfully lead the GSMA Drone Interest Group, growing it from 10 mobile operator members to nearly 40 finding solutions to leverage cellular connectivity in the aviation environment. Following 10+ years of professional background, complemented by certificates in Agile coaching, Prince2 and a broad professional network, launching her own businesses seemed inevitable.
Eszter holds a BA in Military & Safety Engineering from the Hungarian National University of Public Services and is currently attending Boston University’s digital leadership studies. She was born in Hungary and, having travelled extensively, now resides in Bern, Switzerland. Eszter is an expert writer in multiple drone focused online magazines such as Commercial UAV news.

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