As the number of drone sightings near airports continue to mount (London Gatwick, Newark, Dubai, and now, Dublin), airlines and airports are increasingly concerned with ensuring operational safety and efficiency. Regulators share the desire for operational safety, but are also charged with creating rules that allow drones to fly within our current airspace management system and promoting an environment to encourage technological advances.
These issues are all on the docket at this year’s International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Legal Symposium in Rome, Italy, “Into the Future”, a legal conference that tackles issues facing the airlines, airports and the aviation industry as a whole.
Regulatory hurdles, operational safety and the impact that drones and new model air transport services have on airspace management will be discussed by a panel of experts from around the globe, including:
- Laura Pierallini, Studio Pierallini Legale, Rome, IT;
- Sam Jennings, Jennings Consultant Ltd, Wellington, NZ;
- Anna Masutti, LS LexJus Sinacta, Milan, IT;
- Kathryn McCulloch, Dentons Canada LLP, Toronto, CA;
- Kate Staples, Civil Aviation Authority (UK), London, UK; and
- Leslie MacIntosh, IATA, Geneva, CH.
Join us for an exciting discussion in Rome on March 6-8, 2019!