Key Adviser

James Coyne

About

Background

Jim holds a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronics and Communications from the Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Science in Aero-systems Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology, in the UK. Jim retired from CASA in 2014. As a result of his international work, Jim was named as one of the top 50 most influential individuals in Asia’s UAS industry.

In September 2014 Jim joined UAS International as Technical Director, where he helped develop the world’s first commercial UAS standard and training aviation auditors in the speciality nuances of RPAS. Jim is the co-author of “Drones in Society – Exploring the Strange New World of Unmanned Aircraft”, published in December 2016

Experience

Jim has been working in the RPAS world since 2005 and has a depth of experience in this field. He is a former CASA senior manager and was the Australian representative and the former Co-chair of the International Civil Aviation Organisation Unmanned Aircraft Systems Study Group from 2009 until 2014, where he helped steer the development of international standards for unmanned aircraft systems.

Current roles

Jim retired from CASA in 2014. As a result of his international work, Jim was named as one of the top 50 most influential individuals in Asia’s UAS industry. Jim retired from CASA in September 2014 and joined UAS International as the Technical Director, where he helped develop the world’s first commercial UAS standard and trains aviation auditors in the speciality nuances of RPAS. Jim is the co-author of “Drones in Society – Exploring the Strange New World of Unmanned Aircraft”, which was published in December 2016.

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