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Enter the drone economy

Drones aren’t just high-tech military machinery, recreational remote-controlled fun for kids or sophisticated delivery solutions for mega-corporations. From well-publicized applications like anti-poaching initiatives in the Kruger National Park and Amazon Prime Air, Amazon’s drone delivery system, to surveying and crop spraying, the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) across all industries is growing exponentially. In fact, the commercial drone market is expected to reach $6.30 billion by 2026, according to Markets and Markets.

Not only are they already being used as a delivery option in some cities, drones are also being used commercially as first-aid vehicles, tools for police departments, as well as high-tech photography and recording devices for real estate properties, concerts, sporting events, and more. As the commercial drone industry grows, it is providing new opportunities to power some unique, service-driven solutions.

Industries such as agriculture, construction and engineering, to name a few, can benefit from using UAVs. Unfortunately, many businesses don’t have the resources or capabilities to integrate them into their operations, and even those that do are finding it challenging to get past the current regulations and get a holistic and complete view of their airspace.

Join speakers Keith Maleho from The South African Civil Aviation Authority, Karim Cosslett from Altitude Angel and iOCO’s Dean Condé for our webinar: How BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) flights can become an everyday occurrence. You will learn why unmanned traffic management (UTM) systems are becoming essential to avoid mid-air collisions, injury to people, and damage to property or other aircraft, and how to safely manage and integrate drone flights into your business operations.

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Event Date: 18 August | Time: 10h00 - 11h00

This webinar will include:

  • An update on the CAA South Africa Drone Regulation
  • A live demo of a UTM system
  • Insights on the benefits of UAVs, and how they can be used across industries and sectors


Dean Condé

Sales Lead - Data & Analytics
UTM for iOCO

A qualified pilot, Dean heads up iOCO’s UTM data and Analytics sales team in Gauteng. He focuses on business development centred around key areas, including data, analytics, automation, QA testing, data governance and risk, and AI /ML, to name a few.

Karim Cosslett

Head of Sales & Partnerships
Altitude Angel

A RAF veteran and GA pilot, Karim heads up the Sales and Partnership activities for Altitude Angel's GuardianUTM suite of SaaS products and services. Altitude Angel enables the safe integration and use of drones and UAVs into the airspace around the world. Providing powerful UTM capabilities, Altitude Angel is regarded by the industry as world-leading for accuracy and reliability.

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Keith Maleho

Testing Standards Officer and PEL Inspector
South African Civil Aviation Authority

An experienced ATC with aerodrome and approach surveillance and procedural ratings, Keith consults in the SACAA Aviation Safety Operations division's special projects such as RPAS and personnel licensing system integrations, Secretary General of the SACAA/Industry RPAS Liaison Committee. He is a sitting member of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization’s) RPAS Panel WG3 (Detect and Avoid) and JARUS (Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems) Automation Workgroup.

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