First Amsterdam Drone Week clarifies vision on the future of
Amsterdam, 6 December 2018 -- A safe and secure development of the drone industry, including all its applications and opportunities, requires cooperation and discussion. The foundations for this were firmly established during the first-ever Amsterdam Drone Week, which took place from 26 to 30 November in the RAI Amsterdam convention centre.
Official Grand Opening
The launch of the self-driving ‘drone car’ Pop.Up Next attracted a great deal of attention from the world’s media, as did the FormulePFV DroneRacing event. Another major highlight was the fact that the European Commission, European and national authorities together with the industry adopted the Declaration of Amsterdam to advance safe, secure and green drone operations in Europe. Drones are here to stay, and Amsterdam is the place where the builders of the future come together. The next edition of the event has already been booked for December 2019.
Self-driving ‘drone car’ Pop.Up Next
The initiators of Amsterdam Drone Week were Paul Riemens, CEO of RAI Amsterdam (and former CEO of the Dutch air traffic control centre) and Patrick Ky, Executive Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). “Drone technology is already highly advanced and the possible applications widespread and relevant,” says Riemens. “Examples include managing traffic flows, inspecting critical infrastructure and providing emergency aid...