COMMONS

MPs assess the growing use of civilian drones

25 June 2019

The Science and Technology Committee seek evidence on the risks and opportunities arising from the growing use of civilian drones.

Witnesses

Wednesday 26 June 2019, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30 am

  • Captain Tim Pottage, Chairman of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) Working Group, British Airline Pilots Association
  • Andy Sage, Head of Unmanned Traffic Management, National Air Traffic Services
  • Special Sergeant Kevin Taylor, Chief Pilot, Lincolnshire Police Drone Unit, Lincolnshire Police

At 10.30 am

  • Elaine Whyte, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Tris Dyson, Executive Director of the Centre for Challenge Prizes, Nesta
  • Julia Jiggins, Head of Civil Avionics Strategy, Thales
  • Sean Cassidy, Director, Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Amazon Prime Air

Themes for this session include:

  • the risks posed by drone technology to both manned aircrafts and individuals; and
  • the social and economic opportunities presented by the growth of the drone industry.

Further information

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