NBEC: National Beyond Visual Line of Sight Corridor for safe UAV operations

BCS (Bedford)

DateMonday 08 Nov 2021

18:45 for 19:00-20:30


Online meeting - We'll send the connection details on your confirmation email, once you have booked.

SpeakerDr Dimitri Panagiotakopoulos, Head of Advanced Air Mobility Research Group, Cranfield University

NBEC To fully unlock the potential of #dronesforgood applications, such as optimising medical logistics and saving lives in urban areas, the operational performance needs to be demonstrated to be as safe as existing air traffic operations.

NBEC is a project that aims to gather that evidence through flight trials around Cranfield airspace to demonstrate so-called detect-and-avoid capabilities and works with the regulator to inform the industry of the safety and efficacy of such operations.

This talk will present the NBEC project, current status and lessons learnt.


Dr Dimitri Panagiotakopoulos is currently the Head of the Advanced Air Mobility Research Group Digital Systems within the Centre for Autonomous and Cyber-physical Systems, at Cranfield University. He has more than 15 years of experience in Air Traffic Management (ATM), airport operations, and systems engineering, having delivered a number of safety-critical ATM systems in busy Airports in the UK, such as Gatwick and Edinburgh.

18:45 Sign in - Welcome - Networking
19:00 NBEC - National Beyond Visual Line of Sight Corridor
19:45 Questions and Answers, including Networking
20:30 Close


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