AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 to Feature Government and Industry Executives Speaking on Opportunities for Unmanned Systems


Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore to host program with Intel® CEO Brian Krzanich, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and more thought leaders

ARLINGTON, Va., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today announced the keynote lineup for XPONENTIAL 2017, which includes thought leaders from government, academia and business who will discuss the opportunities and innovations in the unmanned systems industry. XPONENTIAL will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas from May 8 to 11, 2017.

The keynote program will be hosted by the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore and will feature Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and executives from Airbus Defence and Space, GE Oil & Gas and Northrop Grumman.

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The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced a new line of membership options created for drone pilots, a key part of an ongoing effort to unite manned and unmanned pilots for the common purpose of safe integration of all users.

Having long been recognized for leadership in aviation safety and advocacy, AOPA has already been involved with drones and related matters for about a decade, and remote pilots, many of whom are completely new to aviation, need many of the same types of support, services, information, and tools AOPA has expertly provided to the manned community for years. Continue reading