International Civil Unmanned Aircraft System symposium 2012

posted 20 Feb 2012, 06:22 by Jan Wind   [ updated 22 Feb 2012, 07:28 ]
On 12 April 2012 at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands an international seminar will take place on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPA-S). Members of the EDTA associations enjoy 40% discount off the registration fee.


The development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPA-S), staying in line with ICAO’s terminology, has opened a promising new chapter in the history of aerospace. However, while military exploitation of UAS has grown exponentially in recent years, this trend has so far not yet been followed by the civil sector.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems are becoming increasingly important for non-military applications such as aerial photography, GEO-information, agricultural remote sensing and application, pipeline and power line surveillance, fisheries and wildlife monitoring, fire-fighting, weather and climate studies, security, law enforcement, rescue, recovery missions and event broadcasting.

However, the absence of a clear EU regulatory framework limits the possibility to fly UAS in non segregated airspace. The main issue is the integration of all UAS as a new airspace user into the future ATM System. For the time being UAS are only partially considered.
This European Civil Event brings experts, developers, manufacturers, service providers, system integrators and end users together, to create an UAS business ecosystem.

The Conference aims to :
•    Increase awareness about the significant potential of Unmanned Aircraft Systems applications for the benefit of end-users;
•    Increase awareness about possibilities of new lightweight, light energy, stand-off sensors;
•    Raise political awareness of the potential and to overcome current obstacles in Europe to the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems;
•    Creation of an UAS business ecosystem.

Members of EDTA member-associations enjoy 40% discount on the participation fee and pay only € 85.- excl. VAT incl. lunch and drinks.
KIVI NIRIA members follow this link to register. Members of all other associations register here.

More information and programme details can be found in the downloadable PDF below or on the organisers website:

If you need more information on registration, sponsoring and exposition opportunities please contact the organisers through:
Mr. Rob van Nieuwland, E:, T: +31 6 53739202

Jan Wind,
20 Feb 2012, 06:33