Prof. Jules Kneepkens
EDS 2018: Session B. 1 – Logistik und Lufttransport mit UAS
Expertise: International Civil Aviation Regulation
Thema: Qualified Entity: gatekeeper for drone industry to enter the market!
European regulation for unmanned aviation will be changed within 2019 dramatically. The sky will be opened for totally new means of air transport and services. The influence on every day’s life will be seen in near future. Politicians and engineers have to balance Risk and Opportunities.</
Jules Kneepkens has worked in Aviation in senior management positions in National and International aviation Authorities. He has been Director of Civil Aviation in the Netherlands, Director General of Civil Aviation in Belgium and as Director Rulemaking at the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The last three years he works as a consultant and he advise Civil Aviation Authorities (in and outside the European Union), as well as aviation organisations worldwide on organizational and aviation regulatory issues. In parallel Jules is assistant Professor at the Embry – Riddle Aeronautical University and is CEO of a Qualified Entity, TATA-Global and consultancy company TEASAS.
Over more than two decades Jules has been involved in governmental policy making, developing regulations in all the aviation domains, oversight of operators/airports/ANSPs and manufactures, aviation security and privatisation of Airports, the establishment of the Functional Airspace Block FABEC. Jules also initiated and founded the ECAC- aviation Training Organisation JAA TO training in the Netherlands.
Chase Fly has worked in the geospatial industry for 10 years. He specializes in applied technologies including GNSS, GIS, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). At Delair, Chase is the Geospatial Product Manger where he works with both the engineering and the sales and marketing teams to ensure that new and existing UAS products are providing meaningful solutions for real-world applications.