Maiden workshop on drones set

By Business Reporter — MUSCAT: Dec 25: The Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) is backing the first ever workshop on drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles — UAVs) to be held in the Sultanate, according to organisers IQPC, a well-known events management firm. The Drones Oman Workshop and Live Demonstration will take place during February 27-28, 2017 in Muscat to help participants learn more about the applications of drones and the regulations governing the use of this technology across various sectors such as construction, transportation, energy and emergency services.
Given the potential of UAVs, the Public Authority for Civil Aviation, National Survey Authority, Royal Oman Police and Royal Oman Air Force have been taking huge steps towards releasing drone regulations in Oman. This two-day workshop was developed to provide updates on these regulations in Oman and the rest of the GCC, identify innovations in drones technologies and provide an in-depth understanding of the various applications of these machines in order to help companies kick-start their drone operations.
Speakers include: Jesper Skou, Head of ANS, GAL ANS, Abu Dhabi Airports; Michael Herrero, Area Manager, Gulf Area, IATA; Patrick Sherman, Founder, Roswell Flight Test Crew; Haris Balta, Research Scientist, Royal Military Academy of Belgium; Eng. Amran Mohammed al Kamzari, Senior Nature Reserve Specialist, UAE Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs; Ehab Sabri, Technical Investigator, Aviation Investigation Bureau; Hamad Abu Hamad, Senior Properties Surveyor, Dubai Municipality; Saleh al Omairy, Head of Inspection & Integrity for Static Equipment (SME) Inspection Engineering, Petroleum Development Oman; Osama Bahwal, Communication Engineer, Saudi Aramco; Andy Cashmore, FRS Interoperability Officer, National CBRN Centre; Sally French, Social Media, Editor, MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, and Founder,; and Syed Mustafa Ali, SMS Manager, Al Atheer Aviation.
Drones manufacturers and service providers will also be present to showcase their technologies.