11 August 2020, 0900 EDT (Montreal time)
The webinar will provide a general understanding of BVLOS UA Operations, as well as an overview of some the different variations on BVLOS. The webinar will explain why there is so much interest in BVLOS, and will look at BVLOS from the perspective of the regulator (CAA). Considerations a regulator must make if asked to approve a BVLOS operation in their state will also be discussed.
This webinar is aimed at experienced aviation regulators with limited UAS exposure who are interested to learn more about BVLOS. Industry and others with a concern in how a regulator views BVLOS will also have an interest.
CAAs, Industry and other relevant stakeholders
Andrew Ward is a Technical Officer in the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Section in the Air Navigation Bureau at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Andrew has been with the RPAS section since January 2020. Since joining ICAO, he has worked on the ICAO Unmanned Aviation Fundamentals course, responses to last year's ICAO State Letter proposing amendments to Annexes 2 and 8, assisted the RPAS Panel Airworthiness Working Group, and also
co-hosted a recent UAS themed webinar.
Prior to joining ICAO Andrew was an aviation regulator and manager for more than 20 years with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority – Australia. He holds a Master's Degree in Aviation Management.