The advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ( UAVs) otherwise known as drones development will again be in the front burner as this technology is poised to redefine the future of aviation through its various opportunities it will explore with its multiple applications in Nigeria.
Come 10-12 May 2023 at the NIGAV Centre Lagos, no fewer than 15 industry leaders will be speaking at the Drone Technology Development Conference and Expo (Dronetecx 2023) while 250 delegates and 1000 daily visitors are expected to participate to chart way for the development of the drone services in the country’s airspace .
Chairman organising committee at the Dronetecx 2023, Mr Fortune Idu, who confirmed the event’s schedule says industry players will be gathering with an imperative to make favourable policies and provide safe environment for the use of UAVs through legislation and regulations.
The programme, according to Idu, has been structured into, open speaker’s sessions, End user’s workshop, Youth seminar, Paper competition and Drone for humanitarian award, as well as an exposition of drone related products and services”
Idu said one of the greatest impact and undoubtedly a redefining milestone in the future of Nigeria aviation is the push for the review and amendment of Nigeria Civil Aviation act and by extension the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulation Part 21 which provides the regulatory guidance for RPAS operations and development in Nigeria.
According to Idu, chairman, this milestone achievement unveils the next generation in aviation and the potentials of civil Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and commercial drone activities.
Idu says the proposed Nig. CARs Part 21 Regulations provides for the implementation of a comprehensive monitoring frame work for full regulation of RPAS in Nigeria and to prepare the industry for a promising future.
“The multisector conference is aimed at promoting the understanding of the relevance of the new act and share information that will promote safe and secured operations in the face of commercialization of UAVs.
At the forthcoming Dronetecx 2023 panellists will discuss on how to create a healthy business environment for safe and secured UAS development as UAV and autonomous vehicle commerce is now set to experience exponential growth now that the door is open”.
DRONTECX is Nigeria’s foremost Drone Conference and Exhibition aimed at promoting Drone, UAV and autonomous technology development in Africa.
According to Idu, DRONETECX 2023 will offer the platform to explore all opportunities within this emerging sector and create a meeting point for operators, dealers, manufacturers and buyers.
The event which is supported and endorsed by Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, Nigeria Unmanned Systems & Robotics Association (NUSA) and the Federal Ministry of Aviation is the Nigeria foremost UAV development promotion and marketing platform for Africa region.
Attendance is expected to cover agencies and players in the aviation industry and the emerging players in the unmanned aircraft sector and organisation where drone application in their field among who are Ministry agriculture, Minister of Housing and Urban development, Real estate, oil and gas companies, Mining and safety and rescue organisations.