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Drone Disruption Summit

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London, UK
15 October, 2019

The Drone Disruption Summit will explore the spectrum of threats and opportunities that drones present to the aviation industry and the actions that can be taken to mitigate the risks of nefarious drones.

Why Attend

The drone industry is booming with a forecasted 218% increase in sales between 2016 and 2020. With the increased number of drones, comes the increased potential for their misuse, pilot reports of drone encounters have increased 1,220% since 2013 in the U.S.

The two-day shutdown at Gatwick Airport on the 19th December 2018 cost airlines $64 million. Since the initial shutdown, there have been several well-publicized similar events in Dubai, Milan, Frankfurt, and Newark showing the drone attacks in December were not a one-off occurrence.

The drone threat has prompted Gatwick to invest in technology worth $6.5 million in the 2 weeks the attack. MPs have since stated that the government is legislating for the purchase of drone detection technologies. International aviation organizations have not yet widely adopted counter-drone technology, leaving airports vulnerable to drone threats and incursions.

These events have raised the profile of the disruptive powers of drones, and airport management teams and governments are aware that they need to step in.

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WHO WILL BE THERE

Join leading airports and drone technology subject matter experts at the Drone Disruption Summit to:

  • Explore real-life case studies of drone incidents and understand the next steps when procuring counter drone technology.
  • Understand drone management policy and how to mitigate risk operationally.
  • Ways to make efficiencies and cost savings using drone technology within airports.

Drone integration is an inevitable step in the progression of aviation and this event will promote the safe and considered approach to implementation.

Network with industry experts from:

  • Airports & Airlines
  • Drone Detection Technology Providers
  • Counter Drone Technology Providers
  • Infrastructure
  • Regulators
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Air Traffic Service Providers

The Agenda

We are pleased to welcome you to the inaugural Drone Disruption Summit, join us to explore the next steps in operational strategy for countering and integrating drones.

Drone Disruption Summit Agenda

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The Speakers

 

Damien Trower

Head of Airport Security
Gatwick Airport

Damien Trower

Head of Airport Security
Gatwick Airport

Damien Trower

Head of Airport Security
Gatwick Airport
 

Charles Telitsine

Project Director
Groupe ADP

Charles Telitsine

Project Director
Groupe ADP

Charles Telitsine

Project Director
Groupe ADP
 

Damon Knight

Head of Air Traffic Services
London Southend Airport

Damon has over 25 years’ experience in Aviation. After a 7 year career in the Royal Air Force, Damon joined NATS and spent 10 years as an operational air traffic controller at Stansted Airport. In 2010, he started his full time management career as Manager ATC at Jersey Airport. On return to NATS in 2012, he took up the role of Manager Airport Operations and took on a number of projects including runway safety, RPAS, regulation developments, airspace change, military contracts and European co-ordination.

Damon Knight

Head of Air Traffic Services
London Southend Airport

Damon Knight

Head of Air Traffic Services
London Southend Airport

Damon has over 25 years’ experience in Aviation. After a 7 year career in the Royal Air Force, Damon joined NATS and spent 10 years as an operational air traffic controller at Stansted Airport. In 2010, he started his full time management career as Manager ATC at Jersey Airport. On return to NATS in 2012, he took up the role of Manager Airport Operations and took on a number of projects including runway safety, RPAS, regulation developments, airspace change, military contracts and European co-ordination. After a period working with Belgocontrol on contract, Damon left NATS in 2017 to join Stobart Aviation as Head of Air Traffic Services. As part of the airport operational management team he continues to be involved in a wide range of projects at one of the fastest growing airport operations.

Damon is also the co-chairman of the Airport Operators Association (AOA) Air Traffic Services Working Group and the Eurocontrol Airport Operations Team (AOT).

His involvement with the drone sector has been long running, and has included:
• Supporting the development of an understanding of the drone sector for Air Traffic Controllers.
• Involvement with industry working groups on regulation.
• Trials of drone surveillance systems at London Southend Airport.

 

Michael Rudolph

Head of Airspace Section
Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

Michael Rudolph was born on 06th March 1961 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He joined the Air force in 1980 and was recruited as a Flight Controller. Michael was then specialized in Air Traffic Control and remained in the Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller until 1999, when he was recruited to join Air Traffic Navigational Services, ATNS to continue his career path as a civilian Controller. Michael specialized as an Area Controller at Johannesburg International and he left on 1997 to continue controlling in Muscat Oman.

Michael Rudolph

Head of Airspace Section
Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

Michael Rudolph

Head of Airspace Section
Dubai Civil Aviation Authority

Michael Rudolph was born on 06th March 1961 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He joined the Air force in 1980 and was recruited as a Flight Controller. Michael was then specialized in Air Traffic Control and remained in the Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller until 1999, when he was recruited to join Air Traffic Navigational Services, ATNS to continue his career path as a civilian Controller. Michael specialized as an Area Controller at Johannesburg International and he left on 1997 to continue controlling in Muscat Oman. In 2008 Michael came to Dubai as an Approach Controller before being offered a new career path in Airside Operations, at DXB. Consequently, he joined the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, DCAA in June 2009.

 

Robert Garrity

ATM Expert
SESAR

Robert Garrity

ATM Expert
SESAR

Robert Garrity

ATM Expert
SESAR
 

Alastair Muir

Safety Director
NATS

Alastair Muir

Safety Director
NATS

Alastair Muir

Safety Director
NATS
 

Tim McCarthy

Principal Investigator
U-Flyte

Tim McCarthy

Principal Investigator
U-Flyte

Tim McCarthy

Principal Investigator
U-Flyte
 

Joji Waites

Flight Safety Specialist
BALPA

Joji Waites has been involved in aviation flight safety for 23 years, 20 of which were spent at the UK Civil Aviation Authority in the areas of safety analysis, research, project management, safety planning and leadership roles culminating in becoming Head of Safety Intelligence.  On leaving the CAA in 2016, Joji undertook a number of safety consultancy roles including assisting drone operators in producing operational safety cases.  Joji also gave a key note speech on drone safety regulation at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2018.  He now works at the British Airline Pilots’ Asso

Joji Waites

Flight Safety Specialist
BALPA

Joji Waites

Flight Safety Specialist
BALPA

Joji Waites has been involved in aviation flight safety for 23 years, 20 of which were spent at the UK Civil Aviation Authority in the areas of safety analysis, research, project management, safety planning and leadership roles culminating in becoming Head of Safety Intelligence.  On leaving the CAA in 2016, Joji undertook a number of safety consultancy roles including assisting drone operators in producing operational safety cases.  Joji also gave a key note speech on drone safety regulation at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2018.  He now works at the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) as a Flight Safety Specialist.  In his spare time Joji is a keen GA pilot with interests in travel, health and fitness and motorsport.

 

Andy Sage

Head of Unified Traffic Management
NATS

Andy Sage

Head of Unified Traffic Management
NATS

Andy Sage

Head of Unified Traffic Management
NATS

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Venue

Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow, 140 Bath Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 5AW

The inaugural Drone Disruption Summit will be taking place at an airport in The Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow.

Rates: £139 inc VAT and breakfast, single occupancy

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 to Friday, July 26, 2019
Airports, Airlines, Aviation Authorities
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