Andrew Chadwick

Connected Places Catapult
United Kingdom

Andrew Chadwick has 20 years’ experience in Unmanned Aviation, where he has successfully developed and delivered programmes for Government, the Emergency Services, and clients in the UK and Overseas.  Andrew has worked on the majority of UK Ministry of Defence unmanned aircraft procurement programmes, including: Watchkeeper, Reaper, Protector, Desert Hawk, Scan Eagle, and Zephyr.

His experience includes technical evaluation of drones, air traffic integration, operations, certification and regulation, human factors, plus the creation of one of the World’s first drone test, evaluation and operations managed service.

Andrew is currently Chairman of the Royal Aeronautical Society UAS Specialist Group Committee, a Member of the Industry Advisory Board for the Autonomous Vehicle Systems and Dynamics MSc at Cranfield University, and a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Working Group on the Safety and Ethics of Autonomous Systems.

Andrew joined the Connected Places Catapult in 2019 and is its’ Aviation Technology Initiative Lead. Current work includes the Department for Transport Drone Pathfinder Programme, development of the UK Open Access UTM Framework, and leading the Future Air Mobility Innovation Centre, Advanced Air Mobility and Sustainable Aviation initiatives within the Catapult.