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Captains of industry accept position in Unifly advisory board

By [email protected] - 26th April 2018 - 11:39

We are delighted and proud to announce that three captains of industry have accepted a position on the Advisory board of Unifly.

John Walker is Senior Partner at the Padina Group and former Director of Airspace Management at the FAA.

Jules Kneepkens is Advisor to the CAA of Qatar, former Rule-making director at EASA, former Director General at the CAA of Belgium and former Director at the CAA of the Netherlands.

“ Guiding and channeling aviation activities in the U-space is a one of the biggest challenges of aviation in the coming decades. In accommodating all (future) users, safety is of course the priority. Unifly is a frontrunner in this activity and that is why I’m a member of the Advisory Board of Unifly”.

Guy Broddin is a serial entrepreneur who founded Finserve Aviation, previously one of the largest independent aviation insurance brokers on the European continent. Finserve Aviation is now part of JLT Group (Jardines Lloyd Thompson). Guy is director at JLT-Belgibo, shareholder/director of AeroCircular and former Board Member of EBAA (European Business Aviation Association) and former President of AMAC (EBAA Associate Members Advisory Council)

"Unifly is a global leader in the development of tools to manage and visualize drones in the airspace. One of the largest actual challenges in aviation and a condition sine qua non for the expected further massive growth of the number of drones used in both civil and military operations worldwide. Therefor I am happy to be a member of the Unifly Advisory Board."

Marc Kegelaers, ceo of Unifly "The combined knowledge and experience that John, Jules and Guy bring to the table is quite unique.

Their willingness to contribute their international expertise to the story of Unifly illustrates how top executives in the aviation industry value our technology as a key factor in the safe integration of unmanned systems into the airspace.

I for one am very excited about the prospect of working together with this select group of experts.

It will ensure that the Unifly product portfolio will be in line with the expectations of the organizations that will play a key role in the new market for Unmanned Traffic Management: regulators, service providers and insurers.

The appointment of John, Jules and Guy illustrates the commitment that Unifly have towards integrating the drones into the commercial airspace, both from a regulatory, operational and liability perspective. "

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