AUVSI’s Brian Wynne on UAS panel at the Organization of Black Aeronautics Professionals Convention


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AUVSI’s Brian Wynne on UAS panel at the Organization of Black Aeronautics Professionals Convention

Panel to discuss UAS’s influence on the job market, and the regulatory landscape

Orlando, Fla – Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), will participate in a panel discussion on unmanned aircraft systems at the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals’ 41st Annual Convention and Career Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, Aug. 11.

During the Corporate Luncheon and Strategic Industry Symposium, Wynne and other UAS industry stakeholders will review the opportunities, risks, and regulations pertaining to UAS, also known as drones. The panelists will also share an insider’s perspective of the operational issues of introducing an innovative technology into the air transportation system, as well as the opportunities to attract diverse talent to be part of it.

“I am looking forward to discussing the exciting developments of UAS in the U.S., both from a technological and regulatory standpoint,” Wynne says. “It is vital that aeronautics professionals understand the changing landscape of the industry to better capitalize on unique, previously unforeseen opportunities, as well as maintain a competitive skill set for the future.”

An AUVSI report on the economic impact of commercial UAS has forecasted the industry to create more than 100,000 jobs and more than $82 billion in economic impact within the first ten years following UAS integration into the U.S. airspace.

More than 1,500 aviation and aerospace professionals are expected to attend the convention, which will be held on Aug. 9 to 11 in Lake Buena Vista near Orlando, Florida. The theme of this year’s convention is “Conquering Aerospace: Opportunities for the Future.” Founded in 1976, OBAP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of minorities in all aviation and aerospace careers.

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The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics — represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. For more information, visit