Special Advisor for Unmanned Systems Innovation and Digitalisation at Federal Office of Civil Aviation
Mr. Apter is working for the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) as a Special Advisor for Unmanned Systems. He is FOCAs Ground Risk Expert and Leads the Operational Approvals Team of the UAS Integration Program. As such, he contributes to the establishment of the regulatory frameworks for special operations with unmanned aircraft with a focus on safety, privacy and security aspects. Through the implementation of the Specific Operational Risk Assessment (SORA) and applicable Standards, he supports the development of an innovation-friendly environment. Mr Apter is at the forefront of the development of operation-centric policies and collaborates with international bodies as JARUS and the EASA to deploy new regulations. He so allows the scaling of projects and businesses involving unmanned systems.
Nathanel Apter has a Msc in mechanical engineering from the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne. After a Master thesis on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Nathanel Apter contributed to the development of innovative projects as Windshape’s aerodynamics testing facilities in Geneva.