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ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium - Africa and Indian Ocean (RPAS AFI 2017)

ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium - Africa and Indian Ocean (RPAS AFI 2017)

Event Overview

The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium with the theme Remotely piloted aviation in Africa: sharing experiences and challenges will be held from 17 to 18 July 2017 at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, hosted by the Government of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Transportation (Aviation Sector), will provide a unique opportunity for States, international organizations and stakeholders to share experiences in addressing RPAS operations across the African continent and Indian Ocean focusing on challenges to be overcome and benefits to be obtained, identifying how existing rules need to evolve to facilitate entrance of the RPAS community into the civil aviation system, examining alignment between ongoing RPAS development and supporting regulatory provisions.

The symposium will also showcase the opportunities that will be created by the integration of RPAS into the global civil aviation system, enabling participants to leave with a greater understanding of the complex issues that need to be addressed collectively to facilitate integration.

Rule-making authorities, air navigation service providers, industry partners, international and humanitarian organizations and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. An industry exhibit will showcase the breadth of existing technologies and the thriving research and development activities currently underscoring this new sector of the aviation industry.

CTA (Giacomo Rambaldi) will present on 17 July 2017 during the session: Current RPAS operations in Africa, showcasing a diverse set of current and near term operations from around AFI that highlight social and economic benefits of unmanned aviation

Speakers

Giacomo Rambaldi

Giacomo Rambaldi

‎Sr. Programme Coordinator, ICT4D Innovation at CTA

Ladi Kwali Way, 021189, Abuja, Nigeria
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Speakers

Speakers

Giacomo Rambaldi

Giacomo Rambaldi

‎Sr. Programme Coordinator, ICT4D Innovation at CTA

Organisers

  • Federal Ministry of Transportation (Aviation Sector)

  • ICAO

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialised agency, established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention). ICAO works with the Convention’s 191 Member States and industry groups to reach consensus on international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector. These SARPs and policies are used by the ICAO Member States to ensure that their local civil aviation operations and regulations conform to global norms, which in turn permits more than 100,000 daily flights in aviation’s global network to operate safely and reliably in every region of the world.