Drone technology – the next revolution in civil aviation? Guildford

21 April, 2016 | 19:00 - 21:30

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Drones, are they the next step in aviation?
An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Drones, are they the next step in aviation?

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Can drone technology revolutionise the aviation market in the same way as the development of the jet engine? Removing the pilot from an aircraft is not a minor task. All aircraft regulations developed over the last 100 years make the implicit assumption that a pilot is on board and is ultimately responsible for its safe operation.

Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal, a retired professional engineer and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, will explain the challenges faced by the industry and the regulator in realising the opportunity to operate unmanned aircraft in the UK airspace. He will also discuss the development and use of drone technology in military operations.

Lambert previously worked for BAe Systems and was involved in the development of the Hawk, Sea Harrier, Tornado and Typhoon.

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