The inaugural edition of Amsterdam Drone Week showcased numerous technologies and innovations that will change the way people think about how manned and unmanned aircraft will operate in the airspace. The meetings, discussions and education that took place at the conference sessions as well as the EASA High Level Conference on Drones proved to be the true highlight for attendees.
At Amsterdam Drone Week 2019, these notions are set to be taken to the next level, thanks in part to the common drone rules for all of Europe that have finally been published. However, it’s the desire to create a framework for concepts like Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and drone traffic management systems that will really define this year’s event. Everyone is anxious to stop talking and start building, and that yearning is shaping the future of the sky across Europe and the rest of the world. In line with this, the EASA High Level Conference will focus on the topic “scaling drone operations”.
“Ultimately, we don’t just want to talk about the future,” Nynke Lipsius, Director Amsterdam Drone Week, said. “We want to start building now. That’s why the U-space discussion is so important, and the sharing of information is such a focus for us. Sharing data and building the infrastructure might not be as alluring as flying taxis, but it’s the most important piece for this year.”
Read the full interview with Nynke Lipsius and Jeremiah Karpowicz of Commercial UAV Expo here.