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7 & 8 Sep 2022


Keynote Theatre

The Keynote Theatre is one of the outstanding features at Helitech World and Dronex 2021. At a large open plan theatre, you will be able to hear seminars and panel debates from industry leaders discussing what the future looks like for the UAV and Helicopter Industries.

With the world changing at an incredible pace, we are already seeing last mile deliveries being done by Drone with the technology for the delivery of people and cargo also advancing at a rapid rate. This is your opportunity to meet those leading the change in person, ask questions and educate yourself on the changing landscape of the industry.

    • Wednesday

      Adrien Bécue, Chris Bigwood & Ali Baghchehsara: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre

      11.00 - 11.30

      Adrien Bécue, Chris Bigwood & Ali Baghchehsara
      AIRBUS, Honeywell & LISA Group

      Keynote Panel: What’s Next in the Future of Drone Operations

      4.8 Millions Hobby drones and 2.7 Mil Commercial Drones in 2021. What’s Next? The Future of this massive number of objects in the air has key Challenges in term of Safety and Security and Benefits that we will review with number of panelists.

      Paul Watts & Pete Botchett: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre

      11.45 - 12.15

      Paul Watts & Pete Botchett
      National Police Air Service

      Helicopters, Planes and Drones – Future Police Air Support Delivery

      The National Police Air Service is a collaboration established to deliver air support to 43 police forces in England and Wales. Having been given a new user requirement in December 2020 NPAS is actively seeking to replace its aging helicopter fleet with new machines whilst also exploring the potential of BVLOS drones to deliver a blended service over the next 10 years. This seminar will explore how this may change the delivery of air support in the future.

      Peter Littau: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre

      12.30 - 13.00

      Peter Littau
      Volocopter GmbH

      The VoloDrone – How Electric Heavy-Lift Drones Enhance Services in Logistics and Agriculture

      This session is an introduction to Volocopter’s business model, solutions, and the latest insights about developing the VoloDrone, the first-to-market, heavy-lift drone with various applications for multiple industries. Peter Littau, Commercial Lead VoloDrone, will give an overview about how this 100% electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft will be a game changer for remotely piloted and autonomous aerial transportation.

      Robert Garbett: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre

      14.00 - 14.30

      Robert Garbett
      Drone Major Group

      The Phoenix Programme – The logical next step to drone commercialisation

      A family of interconnected projects working with key industry stakeholders and Government to deliver commercially viable, scalable and environmentally sound services using drone technology across all environments (land, maritime, air & space). Delivering drone services built by industry, funded by industry and delivered by the best suppliers from around the world...

      Julia Jiggins: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre

      14.45 - 15.15

      Julia Jiggins

      Accelerating the adoption of drone services at scale in the UK

      Drones have the power to transform every aspect of our lives. Whether getting medical supplies where they’re needed most or groceries onto doorsteps, UAVs will help individuals and organisations everywhere work faster, safer and better than ever before. Imagine a future where manned and unmanned aircraft are trusted to co-exist safely in our skies. Through a combination of cutting-edge technology, proven expertise and game-changing collaboration, together we can make it a reality and realise the commercial potential of drones.

      Hans -Georg Kinsky: Speaking in the Keynote Theatre

      15.30 - 16.00

      Hans -Georg Kinsky
      CycloTech GmbH

      Cyclogyro rotor technology for high precision manoeuvrability

      The Cyclogyro rotor technology is based on the Voith-Schneider-Propeller (VSP), the most agile maritime propulsion system. CycloTech has successfully transformed this technology into a high precision thrust-vector control for use in the aviation industry. CycloTechs first use case for the technology is to enhance existing inspection drones for operations in rough and stormy conditions. The Cyclogyro rotor is used as auxiliary system for superior positioning accuracy and compensation of gust