NASA has announced that Gur Kimchi, vice president and co-founder of Amazon Prime Air, will take the stage as a keynote speaker at the upcoming Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Convention: A New Era of Aviation.
Held July 28-30 at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., the event is sponsored by NASA and the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). UTM refers to the cloud-based information system concept NASA is developing to enable safe UAS flights at low altitudes.
In his address on July 28, Kimchi will reveal new information about Amazon’s concept of operations for its future drone-delivery service, Prime Air. He will speak about Amazon’s approach to safe commercial small drone operations, including equipage and airspace design, and discuss what is needed to move the industry forward.
The convention also includes more than seven panel discussions on topics surrounding integration of UAS into low-altitude airspace, including privacy and safety, venture capital, technology innovations, business opportunities, international implications, state and local government concerns, industry applications, and low-altitude UAS traffic management. Keynote speakers will also include executives from the Federal Aviation Administration and NASA.
More information can be found here.