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AUVSI hosts workshop on drones at CTIA Super Mobility 2016

September 6, 2016  - By
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AUVSI will review new FAA regulations for operating commercial drones

drone-in-flight-free-to-useBrian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), will lead a workshop on unmanned aircraft systems from 2-3:45 p.m. PDT on Sept. 8 at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The workshop, “Drones and the Wireless Industry: Information, Insights and Actionable Tools to Utilize UAS in Your Business,” will take place in the Sands Expo exhibit hall’s Enterprise and Industrial IoT Zone in booth No. 6037.

The wireless industry has adopted UAS technology for a number of applications, including tower inspections and optimizing networks for special events, AUVSI says. With the recent implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Part 107 small unmanned aerial systems (UAWS) rule, more commercial operators than ever are expected to explore the benefits of UAS. Wynne’s workshop will review how these new regulations will impact the wireless industry, as well as the vast potential that UAS have for wireless companies.

Workshop participants include Marke “Hoot” Gibson, senior advisor for UAS Integration at the FAA; Sean Cushing, president, COO and co-founder of HAZON Solutions; Thomas Haun, vice president of Strategy and Globalization for PrecisionHawk; Christopher Moccia, executive vice president of Infrastructure for Measure; Anil Nanduri, vice President of the New Technology Group at Intel; and Art Pregler, director of National Mobility Systems for AT&T.

Wynne also will participate in a panel discussion on UAS and 4G wireless networks, which will take place following the workshop from 4-5 p.m. PDT in room Veronese 2401.

An economic impact study by AUVSI found the UAS industry is projected to create more than 100,000 jobs and provide more than $82 billion in economic impact in the first decade following UAS integration into the national airspace, according to AUVSI.

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