Jesse Kallman currently leads Airware’s global business development efforts and regulatory work. Airware is a San Francisco-based company developing flight control systems for commercial unmanned aircraft. Airware enables companies to use highly-autonomous commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to collect, analyze and disseminate data for a growing number of commercial applications around the world.
Mr. Kallman works with global UAV manufacturers, service providers and major corporations looking to use UAV technology. He also serves as the company’s interface with the FAA and other regulatory agencies domestically and abroad as well as serving as a member on the various committees writing standards for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Mr. Kallman is a member of RTCA Special Committee (SC) 228, ASTM F38, and EUROCAE Working Group (WG) 93. He is also the President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the leading trade organization for unmanned systems, and is a board member of the Small UAV Coalition.
Mr. Kallman received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology where his research focused on aerodynamic design of UAS along with air traffic management and optimization. After his graduate work, he spent many years working at the FAA and other federal agencies helping to develop the framework for integrating UAS into the U.S. National Airspace System. His work focused evaluating the wide range of NextGen systems and how UAS could potentially tie in, as well as looking at what technologies would be required for safe and efficient integration.