Forum on unmanned aerial systems opens in Dubai

DUBAI, 16th October, 2017 (WAM) -- A forum on unmanned aerial system was opened by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid in Dubai today where drone enthusiasts are given the chance to get free training sessions from the world’s best and legally register drones in Dubai.

Dubai Police and Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, DCAA, are hosting the event on October 16-17 to inform and educate the industry on the safe and legal use of drones.

The training will enable the participants to gain in-depth understanding of unmanned aerial systems, shaped by perspectives from the local industry and the regulatory insight of international entities.

Organised by the International Quality and Productivity Centre, IQPC, Middle East, the forum features a conference with plenary sessions, roundtable discussions, study presentations, innovator sessions, technical theatres and workshops on future applications of drones.

Senior leadership from Dubai Police, DCAA, Dubai Civil Defence, Telecom Regulatory Authority, TRA, IATA, Royal Military Academy of Belgium, Imperial College London, Petroleum Institute, as well as from the private sector, are participating in the event.

Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Chief of Dubai Police, said the aim of the forum is to harness the best of what the global industry has to offer in terms of drone expertise, experience and technology.

Mohammad Abdullah Ahli, Director-General of DCAA, said the forum is unique because it provides both a platform for commercial users and drones enthusiasts to network with suppliers and manufacturers and a chance to learn about legal and regulatory perspectives on drone use.

WAM/Hatem Mohamed