Theatre 2 - Emergency Services
11.00 - 11.30
Wings For Aid
A humanitarian internet - using cargo drone aircraft
Why do some of us receive parcels we need within 24 hours, and others do not? This seminar addresses a key issue in humanitarian logistics: the ‘last mile’ of 50-250km. Barry Koperberg, founder and GM of Wings For Aid, outlines how drone technology, partnership and persistence power up a ‘humanitarian internet’ for package delivery. In action shortly: a 650kg aircraft in a BVLOS circuit, to drop 20kg self-landing boxes. Just where they are most needed.
11.45 - 12.15
Urban Air Port Limited
Urban-Air Port | "Air-One" [Rapidly Deployable Vertiport For Drone-Delivery, Air-Taxi, Disaster Management]
13.15 - 13.45
The New Normal of Wildfires and the Need to Innovate
This masterclass will highlight how the climate crisis have caused an increase in wildfire frequency and severity, to the modern-day mega fires. How current wildfire operations are being done, and why these methods are unequipped to deal with the current situation. Lastly why firefighters need innovating their procedures and equipment used, for the benefit of the local communities, the environment, and global health
14.45 - 15.15
Realising the potential of BVLOS drones – Regulation, innovation, use-case.
Delivering a regular BVLOS operation in UK airspace with large (100+kg) UAS is a case-by-case challenge. This seminar will explore our experience of delivering a large VTOL UAS platform in UK Airspace. We will offer a real-world view on the challenges we faced, how we overcame the initial barriers to entry, and how some of the most challenging issues faced today may be solved tomorrow.