The 2020’s heralds a new and exciting era in aviation with the adoption of autonomous system technologies, AI, digital systems, new propulsion systems, new materials, and new business operating models. None more so, than in the potential of Urban Air Mobility.register
Robbie Bourke is a Vice President at Oliver Wyman, leading the Oliver Wyman CAVOK technical consulting team across EMEA. He specializes in aviation operational and MRO topics, including transformation, operational improvement, certification and safety.
Prior to consulting he spent 15 years in industry at Airbus and Virgin Atlantic in a variety of senior design, production, operations and maintenance roles.
RAeS UAS Group
Andrew Chadwick has 20 years’ experience in Unmanned Aviation, where he has successfully developed and delivered programmes for the Ministry of Defence, Other Government Departments, the Emergency Services, and Industry clients in the UK and Overseas. This includes working on the majority of UK MoD UAS procurement programmes, including: Watchkeeper, Reaper, Protector, Desert Hawk, Scan Eagle, and Zephyr.
His experience includes technical evaluation of drones, air traffic integration, operations, certification and regulation, UAS pilot and maintainer training, plus the creation of one of the World’s first drone test, evaluation and operations managed service.
Andrew is currently Chairman of the Royal Aeronautical Society UAS Specialist Group Committee, a Member of the Industry Advisory Board for the Autonomous Vehicle Systems and Dynamics MSc at Cranfield University, and a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Working Group on the Safety and Ethics of Autonomous Systems.
Andrew joined the Connected Places Catapult in 2019 and is its’ Aviation Technology Initiative Lead. Current work includes the Department for Transport Drone Pathfinder Programme, development of the UK Open Access UTM Framework, and leading the Future Air Mobility and Sustainable Aviation initiatives within the Catapult.
Future Flight Challenge Director
Gary has 30 years’ experience in the Aviation industry, mainly working on complex engineering systems, but with experience in business development, customer consultancy and services creation. He has held engineering leadership positions in Rolls-Royce working across the product lifecycle covering technology acquisition, concept definition, development/certification and service management. He has also held many global, executive leadership positions for the group including creating the System Design function and leading the digital transformation of Engineering. He is now leading the UK government’s Future Flight innovation programme.
Gary’s passion is to bring teams together to challenge the status quo and drive step changes in both the technology and business thinking to transform the aviation industry.
Head of Technology - Whole Aircraft
David Debney joined the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) as its Head of Technology for Whole Aircraft in January 2019. He is responsible for whole aircraft technology assessment and developing modelling capability for aircraft powered by new energy sources.
Before joining the ATI David worked at Rolls-Royce as Chief of Future Aircraft Concepts, where he was responsible for developing concept designs for hybrid propulsion systems on aircraft of all sizes. He led the team that created the Rolls-Royce eVTOL concept that was launched at the Farnborough International Airshow in 2018. Previously, he led the development testing programme for the XWB-97 gas turbine.
He has recently been leading the technical development of the FlyZero programme, which aims to accelerate the development of zero-carbon commercial air transport in the UK.
Director of Aerospace
Iain Gray is Director of Aerospace at Cranfield University. Iain joined Cranfield University in March 2015 after 7 years as the Chief Executive of InnovateUK. Prior to this, Iain was Managing Director and General Manager of Airbus UK. Iain Gray graduated from Aberdeen University and has a Masters from Southampton University.
He has received Honorary Doctorates from a number of universities and in 2014 he was awarded a CBE for services to innovation. Iain is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow and Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and in 2007 was awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Medal.
In 2016 he was awarded the Baird of Bute Award for his contribution towards aviation in Scotland. He is Chair of Aerospace Bristol Museum, a Non-Executive Director for Versarien and is Chairman of CFMS UK.
Innovation Lead - Future Flight
Kerissa is passionate about accelerating the 3rd aviation revolution and leads Future Flight research and innovation in the UK. Working collaboratively with stakeholders across diverse sectors, she is focused on transforming how we connect people, transport goods and deliver services in a safe and sustainable way, using advanced air mobility vehicles, drones and electric sub-regional aircraft.
Kerissa is an aeronautical engineer and technical expert in complex and integrated aerospace systems. She has worked in research, design, and development across a wide range of military, commercial and business aircraft. She also has experience in strategy development, business transformation and corporate affairs. Her previous roles include programme management of the Aerospace Growth Partnership Strategy Group, which is responsible for developing the UK aerospace industrial strategy. She also led UK corporate affairs for Safran, the French international high-technology group operating in the aerospace, defence and space markets.
Kerissa is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society Council, Learned Society Board, Diversity and Inclusion Group and chairs the Gloucester and Cheltenham branch.
Senior ManagerBusiness Development
Munish works for EUROCONTROL as a Senior Manager - Business Development in the Directorate European Civil-Military Aviation. He is responsible for developing U-space/UAM capabilities with partners of EUROCONTROL. He represents EUROCONTROL in the European Network of U-space Demonstrators, in partnership with the DG Move, EASA and SESAR Joint Undertaking.
In his previous role, Munish defined and implemented customer centric strategy for an ANSP to enhance capacity, efficiency and safety of its TMA operations in the Middle East. Munish holds a research degree (MPhil) in Software Engineering from Nottingham Trent University and Global Executive MBA from Rotterdam School of Management.
Innovation Services Lead
Frederic leads the CAA’s Innovation Services team which delivers the Innovation Gateway and Regulatory Sandbox services to the industry. The Innovation Gateways allows innovators to access information about existing regulatory frameworks, seek guidance on how to engage with the CAA and receive education on areas of regulatory complexity. The Regulatory Sandbox provides a capability for innovators to work together with the CAA to test and trial innovative solutions in a safe environment, in particular those solutions that do not fit within the existing scope of regulations, permissions, and exemptions.
Richard Parker is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Altitude Angel, a global aviation technology company delivering solutions enabling the safe integration of drones into airspace. Widely regarded as the world leaders in the emerging field of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) and U-Space, Altitude Angel’s platform provides data and services to established airspace management organisations as well as drone manufacturers and software developers. Altitude Angel’s solutions are accelerating the realisation of both the social and economic values which drones bring.
Richard’s diverse experience across a range of verticals, coupled with a strong background in software design, technology and cybersecurity ensures that Altitude Angel continues to drive innovation in the emerging UTM sector.
Nishaan Rama is a Senior Associate within ICF’s Aviation group. He has undertaken work on a broad range of projects for clients on airport and airline traffic and operational data analysis, airline network planning, transaction due diligence, benchmarking studies and market strategy assessments. Nishaan also has experience of aircraft maintenance cashflow modelling, spare parts pricing and aircraft leasing and financial analysis.
Additionally, Nishaan is an experienced user of Networks, ICF’s proprietary network planning program. He co-authored ICF’s White Paper on Urban Air Mobility, exploring its use case as an airport shuttle for selected airports in the London aviation market.
Head of Innovation and Engineering
ADS Group Ltd
Sameer’s role cuts across the aerospace, defence, security and space industries, and ranges from informing policy, through to engaging ADS’s 1000+ members on a variety of Innovation and Engineering subjects.
Sameer graduated with a Physics degree from UCL, immediately followed by five years as a scientist within the UK MOD. Sameer’s move to industry included developing the first National Aerospace Technology Strategy, which today represent some £4bn joint industry-Government investment. Sameer joined ADS in August 2010, where today he leads areas including Digitalisation, Urban Air Mobility, Environment and Safety. He is a champion for STEM and diversity topics, infusing that passion into the programmes he leads.
Head of R&T
Vertical Aerospace Ltd
James is responsible for powertrain development at Vertical Aerospace. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, a registered Project Management Professional, and a Member of the Association of Project Managers. James’ career has been focussed on engineering new and innovative products. During his 15 years at Rolls-Royce he led engineering teams in Control Systems, System design, and Development engineering on a range of products including the Liftsystem for the F-35.
He then joined Tidal Generation Limited as Programme Director to lead the Research & Development programme including the demonstration of the most advanced tidal turbine in the world.
Swanson Aviation Consultancy
Swanson Aviation Consultancy Ltd. is a consulting firm focusing on the infrastructure requirements of electric aircraft (incl. fixed wing and eVTOL). Darrell has established himself as a subject matter expert regarding electric aviation and how it will lead to a future of distributed aviation. His knowledge encompasses electric aircraft infrastructure requirements as well as defining market opportunities for emerging electric Low Cost Carriers (eLCCs). He is an advisor to two NASA’s Transformative Vertical Flight working groups, advises the Advance Air Mobility panel at ADS Group, an expert advisor to the Community Air Mobility Initiative and is a board member of the British Aviation Group which is the largest trade body in the UK representing over 220-member companies.
Darrell has over 20 years’ experience as an aviation consultant on airport masterplanning projects thru to airport acquisition advisory services.
Mariya Tarabanovska is an Urban Air Mobility (UAM) advisor with a strong Aerospace Engineering background. Her current research is based in the UK where she founded Flight Crowd – an open platform that supports UAM community bringing together enthusiasts and experts both to educate and to grow the wider public interest in the vertical mobility industry.
She believes that 21st century Aerospace professionals should aim to shape an accessible, sustainable and safe future of mobility and transportation, and is very enthusiastic about the potential benefits that UAM and other future flight technologies will bring to the world.
Director Global Regulatory Strategy
Mildred Troegeler is the director of Global Regulatory Strategy of Boeing Product & Services Safety. In this role, she leads key global regulatory and policy strategies for product and services across the enterprise. As part of the Boeing NeXt leadership team, a business division building the ecosystem that will define the future of urban, regional and global mobility, she is responsible for the airspace integration regulatory strategy working with regulators around the world to support and enable the safe integration of autonomous systems into national airspace with a continued focus on safety.
In 2015, Troegeler joined Boeing as the director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs in Europe. In this role, she was responsible for representing Boeing interests with all European institutions, most notably the European Commission, European Aviation Safety Agency and the European Parliament, in the areas of aviation safety, cybersecurity and unmanned aircraft systems. Previously, she served as technical and operations general manager at the Association of European Airlines (AEA). Before joining the AEA, she shaped space policies at the United Nations as a legal and policy advisor to the German Aerospace Center.
Troegeler holds a law degree with a specialization in economics and competition law from the University of Bonn; and a postgraduate Master of Laws in air and space law from the University of Leiden. She is a board member of the NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation Advisory Board and the Royal Aeronautical Society Brussels Branch.
Chief Technology Officer
Connected Systems Catapult
Mark was educated at the University of Bath, graduating with a BEng and MSc in Mechanical Engineering. His early career was spent working in the defence aerospace sector, primarily around the applied research and development of vehicle guidance, control, navigation, HMI and decision making. An early highlight was his involvement as Autonomy theme lead in the ASTRAEA UAS project, a £62M collaborative project between industry and Innovate UK which targeted development of technologies to enable the safe operation of UAVs(drones) within civil airspace. Following a period working as a business unit lead within the aerodynamics research sector, in 2015 Mark joined the Transport Systems Catapult to lead projects developing automated and autonomous vehicle technologies, and established the Catapult’s drone research programme alongside leading the successful bid for the HumanDrive CAV project, which in 2020 will demonstrate a 230 mile autonomous journey across the UK.
He currently holds the role of Chief Technology Officer at the newly merged Connected Places Catapult, formed through the combination of Future Cities Catapult and Transport Systems Catapult, where he is responsible for the development and delivery of the Technology Strategy and engagement with the academic community.
Drone Partnerships Manager
Tommy Wilson is the Drone Partnerships Manager at Flock, where he helps some of the largest drone operators in the world protect their fleets. Prior to Flock, Tommy was Senior Project Director across a broad B2B conference portfolio, driving innovation in the automotive, smart city and connected insurance spaces.
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Development Officer
Urban Air Port Limited
Adrian has 20 years Finance experience in Trading and Risk Management at Investment banks including Citibank and JP Morgan. Adrian is qualified as an Aeronautical Engineer and holds a Private Pilot licence.
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The 2020’s heralds a new and exciting era in aviation with the adoption of autonomous system technologies, AI, digital systems, new propulsion systems, new materials, and new business operating models. None more so, than in the potential of Urban Air Mobility.
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