Unmanned Aircraft Systems Represent a Change for Business Aviation


Albuquerque, NM, October 13, 2014: UAS are the topic of a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) panel discussion, Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Opportunities for Business Aviation to be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in the Innovation Zone (Booth #288) of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Moderated by Robotic Skies President & CEO Brad Hayden, this forum represents the first time UAS have been a focus at NBAA.

“Stop saying that UAS are coming – they’re already here!” says Hayden. “When the FAA regulations are finalized, the commercial use of UAS will have the power to impact every flight department worldwide so, through this panel, NBAA is providing up-to-the-minute information of their potential uses for its members.”

Hayden will moderate a panel of UAS experts including Attorney Paul Lange; Paul McDuffee, Vice President of Government Relations for Insitu, Inc.; Rose Mooney, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership/Virginia Tech; and Al Palmer, Director of the Center for UAS Research at the University of North Dakota.

“Rather than thinking of unmanned aircraft as a potential menace to business aviation, I will talk about how UAS represent an opportunity for flight departments to enlarge their responsibilities and incorporate their activity into all levels of a company or organization,” says Hayden. “Our panelists will have equally strong opinions and insights to add to my own.”

NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) runs October 21 to 23 at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida.

About National Business Aviation Association Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 10,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.com.

About Robotic Skies Robotic Skies (roboticskies.com) is a network of fifty service centers across North America and the South Pacific that are optimized to provide certification, maintenance and repair for the emerging commercial unmanned aircraft fleet. Drawing on only the best FAA Part 145 Repair Stations and Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organizations that currently maintain the manned aviation fleet, Robotic Skies offers a comprehensive turnkey field service program designed to keep UAS flying safely — and affordably. ###