- April IACAC Luncheon
April 9, 2019
11:15 am - 2:00 pm
TOPIC: UAVs and their impact on air cargo.
As we look at the evolution of air cargo, drones are no longer the province of your last mile carriers. There are many companies now who are looking at Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) with proprietary designs and funding that can go places where traditional air cargo requires because of runway condition, length or terrain.
Scott saw Ed speak at TIACA's Air Cargo Forum in Toronto last year and knew that he'd make a great speaker for the IAC. Don't miss this special opportunity to learn about something entirely new!
Meet our speaker from Sabrewing, CEO Ed De Reyes,
Ed De Reyes is a retired US Air Force veteran and retired test pilot. Ed has a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic University and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Northridge.With over 40 years of experience in aircraft design, test and certification, Ed is now the CEO of Sabrewing Aircraft Company. Sabrewing is building the world’s first VTOL heavy-lift cargo UAV that has already created a lot of buzz within the aviation industry - and is the first VTOL cargo UAV that has received permission to begin testing cargo operations from the FAA.Sabrewing expects to have a type-certificated, regional cargo-carrying unmanned VTOL aircraft in service by 2023.