AW-Drones will hold its final public event online, on the 7th of December 2021 at 09.00-13.00 CET. Register now!

The AW-Drones project is contributing to the harmonisation of the EU drone regulations and standards. The project supports the European Union rulemaking process for the definition of rules, technical standards, and procedures for civilian drones to enable safe and reliable operations in the EU Open and Specific categories.

“Is European aviation conquering the challenges of drones?”

Our final event aims to explore the challenges that the drone sector is facing in Europe, and how the development and adoption of adequate industry standards may contribute to the safe integration of drones in aviation.

In this context, representatives of AW-Drones will highlight the role that the project had in supporting the establishment of a safe and sustainable framework for drone operations in the European Union. Representatives of EASA, ICAO, IATA and EUROCONTROL will provide a brief overview of the current and future challenges for the aviation world, including the disruptive innovation brought by drones and Urban Air Mobility.

Who should attend

The AW-Drones Project event is open to everybody to attend. However, we address in particular a specific audience active in the fields of rule-making, aviation, and drone-related activities. For example:

  • Standard making bodies
  • Regulators
  • Drone manufacturers
  • Drone operators
  • U-Space and UAS related service providers
  • Research and academia

How to participate

The Final AW-Drones Event will take place online on the 7th of December 2021 at 09.00-13.00 CET. Participation is free, but registration is needed: register now! Registration will close on the 6th of December EOB.

Supporting materials

Preliminary agenda

09.00-09.30 Welcome & Introduction
Vladimir Cid-Bourié, CINEA/EC – Project Officer
Damiano Taurino, Deep Blue – Project Coordinator
Christos Petrou, FSF/MED – Project Partner
09.30-09.50 AW-Drones overview
Marco Ducci, Deep Blue – AW-Drones Deputy Coordinator
09.50-10.10 Plans for UAS rulemaking and U-Space
Natale di Rubbo, EASA
10.10-10.30 ICAO UAS related activities
Sven Halle, ΙCAO
10.30-10.50 Urban Air Mobility and the integration with commercial aviation
Stefano Prola, IATA
10.50-11.10 U-space services for the UAS/UAM airspace integration – EUROCONTROL Role
Giancarlo Ferrara, Munish Khurana, EUROCONTROL
11.10-11.30 Break
11.30-11.50 AW-Drones data collection and methodology
Sebastian Cain, DLR – Project Partner
Tom van Birgelen, NLR – Project Partner
11.50-12.10 Project outcomes
Matteo Natale, EuroUSC– Project Partner
12.10-12.30 AW-Drones survey results: the operator’s perspective of drones
Peter van Blyenburgh, Blyenburgh & Co. – Project Partner
12.30-13.00 Drone Standards Information Portal and future actions (includes interactive session and wrap-up)
Damiano Taurino, Deep Blue – Project Coordinator