EC Vice President Siim Kallas opens the RPAS conference, hosted by RMA in the framework of ICARUS

EC Vice President Siim Kallas opens the RPAS conference, hosted by RMA in the framework of ICARUS

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) conference, which took place in Brussels between the 23rd and the 26th of June 2014, is an international conference which provides participants the latest information on developments in the field of RPAS. ICARUS project coordinator, the Royal Military Academy of Belgium (RMA) hosted the three-day event, which was attended by speakers and participants from more than 15 countries.

This year, EC Vice-President and Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas, opened the conference with a speech about the European perspective on the introduction of RPAS into civil airspace. 

 

The event provided stakeholders with the opportunity to exchange information on many topics relating to RPAS such as regulatory issues, operational matters, existing and future applications, current bottlenecks, technical and performance requirements for civil and military uses, system and sub-system developments, military and aerial user requirements, novel operations, experience and lessons learned.

 

In addition, several presentations were delivered with the aim of raising awareness of existing and potential RPAS manufacturers (for civil and military users), operators (commercial, non-commercial, governmental non-military and military), their potential customers, regulatory authorities and manufacturers, which could prove vital for the effective exploitation of the RPAS tools developed within the frame of the ICARUS project. 

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