RotorTech 2024



Tuesday 4 – Wednesday 5 June 2024

Fees apply

For the first time, the Australian Assocation for Uncrewed Systems (AAUS) will present its popular Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Summit at RotorTech 2024.


AAM is gaining momentum in Australia and as this evolving sector of the autonomous industry continues to develop, we are learning more about how AAM will have a transformative impact on regional and urban air mobility especially in medical, defence and emergency management applications.

The AAM Summit, to be held on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 June at RotorTech 2024, will look at the challenges faced by the industry and what is needed to make AAM a viable mode of transport in Australia while exploring the following themes:

  • Identifying and mapping a network of local, national, and regional industry capabilities
  • Developing an AAM ecosystem in Australia
  • Showcasing technology and innovation
  • Emerging AAM applications – benefits, viability and social acceptance
  • Environmental benefits of transition to electric aviation
  • Development of a local AAM sector (skills, jobs R&D, advanced manufacturing)
  • Improving supply chain efficiency, capability and resilience
  • Stimulation of new regional market opportunities and regional development
  • AAM supporting emerging technology to reinvigorate regional aviation
  • Future infrastructure requirements to enable AAM
  • Policy and regulatory development
  • Identify AAM industry needs and challenges.

The Summit will include presentations from key personnel in the AAM space as well as interactive discussion panels giving attendees the opportunity to ask questions of our panelists.

Lunch will be included in the cost of registration.


Tuesday 4th June
Time Activity / Presentation Presenter
0900 Registration and Coffee  
0930 Welcome  (AAUS)
0935 AAM Industry Vision and Roadmap Natasha Santha (LEK) and Reece Clothier (AAUS)
1000 The Social and Economical Benefits of Advanced Air Mobility Catherine MacGowan (Wisk)
1025 Morning Tea
1100 Planning for AAM in South East Queensland (SEQ) Scott Smith (Council of Mayors SEQ)
1115 How Wisk is Engaging with Stakeholders on AAM Infrastructure Development Dan Parsons (Wisk)
1130 Lessons Learnt from Vertiport Development Globally Yun Yuan Tay (Skyports)
1145 Waterfront Vertiports - the Low Hanging Fruit for a Brisbane 2032 Olympic Air Taxi Network Clem Newton-Brown (Skyportz)
1200 Q&A Panel Discussion  Session Speakers 
1230 Lunch
1330 Fusing Technologies to Enable AAM Cargo Delivery Terry Martin (Revolution Aerospace)
1345 Health Related Drone Delivery Services for the NT Hamish Campbell (Charles Darwin University)
1400 Regional AAM Summary Trial - Interim Results and Lessons  Cameron Devries (Textron Systems Australia) 
1415 SORA-Mate Risk Analysis Tool for RPAS Operations  Jackie Dujmovic (Hover UAV)
1430 Q&A Panel Discussion  Session Speakers 
1500 Afternoon Tea
1530 Eve Air Mobility Update 2024 Rob Weaver (Eve Air Mobility)
1545 Update on CityAirbus NextGen and Airbus' AAM Ecosystem Projects with Learnings for Australia Scott White (Airbus)
1600 The Role of Airports in AAM Dallas Heseltine (Brisbane Airport Corporation)
1615 Q&A Panel Discussion Session Speakers
1615 End of Day One


Wednesday 5th June
Time Activity / Presentation Presenter
0900 Exhibition Open/Coffee  
0930 Day Two Opening Remarks (AAUS)
0935 Autonomous Transportation Public Trust Initiative  Dan Sloat (AAM Institute)
0955 Accomodating AAM in the Future Integrated Airspace  Luke Gumley (Airservices Australia)
1015 Morning Tea
1100 Latrobe Aerospace Technology Precinct - Part of Victoria's Integrated Advanced Air Mobility Ecosystem Bruce Connolly (Latrobe Council) and TBC (Invest Victoria )
1115 AAM is a Tool for Public Good in an Integrated Transport System Iain Coutts (Arcadis)
1130 Integrating an Australian AAM Industry Sector  Peter Smith (AAM CRC Swinbourne University)
1145 The Advanced Air Mobility CRC Bid for 2025 Adriano Di Pietro (Advanced Air Mobilility CRC)
1200 Q&A Panel Discussion  Session Speakers
1230 Lunch
1330 CASA's Approach to AAM Certification and Validation  David Peterson (CASA)
1345 Robust Regulatory Systems and Accessible Infrastructure Critical to Unlocking Benefits of AAM Stan Topping (Tawhaki Joint Venture)
1400 Noise Assesment of eVTOLS and uSTOLS in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Context Rohan Kapoor (RMIT University)
1415 Why Hydrogen will bring Advanced Air Mobility to the bush Andrew Moore (AMSL Aero)
1430 Q&A Panel Discussion  Session Speakers 
1500  Closing remarks AAUS
1510 End of Conference

Step 1: Register as a RotorTech 2024 Visitor

Step 2: Add the AAUS AAM Summit to your registration (fees apply)

Delegate Type In Person (inc GST)
AAUS member $395
Government/Defence $395
Non-member $495

Step 3: You will receive your Print @ Home badge via email closer to the event

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