Join Kansas State University (KSU) research lead Charles Nick at the UAS Maintenance Research Roundtable at the Wright Brothers Institute 2nd Street facility to discuss maintenance trends in the industry today. The two-hour session includes an overview of research objectives and an open forum to discuss maintenance considerations for each of the unique areas of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The unique areas discussed are divided into five areas of interest: ground control systems, support equipment, communication links, software, and unmanned aircraft.
The topics of discussion include maintenance technician training and certification requirements, ASI familiarization training, and repair station requirements. Survey questions and a Q&A session will also be included. Some applicable Federal Aviation Regulations to be discussed include Parts 43, 65, 145 and 147.
- Introduction of A5 research project and objectives
- Research approach and survey questions addressing the following topics:
- Maintenance technician training and certification requirements
- ASI familiarization training
- Repair station requirements
- Q&A session
Charles Nick is the UAS Maintenance Research Lead for Kansas State University. He has worked in the aviation industry for 20 years: 7 years as an avionics technician, 8 years as a technical writer and 5 years as a reliability and maintainability (R&M) engineer. Some recent companies and projects include Virgin Galactic's White Knight 2 & Space Ship 2, NASA's International Space Station, Mitsubishi's Regional Jet, Aerion's AS2 Super Jet and more.