Oct 1-3, 2018 | The Westgate | Las Vegas
Incorporating Drone World Expo

Todd Graetz

Todd Graetz

Director, Technology Services / UAS Program - BNSF


Mr. Graetz is Program Manager for Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway’s safety focused use of unmanned aerial systems and advanced analytics. BNSF is a critical link that 
connects consumers with the global marketplace. For more than 160 years, BNSF has played a vital role in building and sustaining this nation's economy, and BNSF believes that UAS 
combined with powerful analytics and predictive capabilities will help support safe and efficient 
railway operations. 
Via The FAA’s Pathfinder Program and based on a cooperative research and development 
agreement, BNSF has the distinct privilege of assisting the FAA in developing beyond line of 
sight (BLOS) capabilities and integration of BLOS automated aircraft into the NAS. 
Previous to Mr. Graetz’s employment at BNSF, he spent 15 years in various managerial and 
executive roles focused on voice, video and data transmission as well as advanced technology research. Along with several UAS certifications, Todd is also an active instrument rated private pilot.

All presentations by Todd Graetz

Update from BNSF

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
3:30 pm - 3:35 pm
Pavilion 1-3

Critical Infrastructure Inspection – Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Pavilion 1-3

The Commercial UAV Event for:

Surveying & Mapping

Civil Infrastructure

Mining & Aggregates


Process, Power & Utilities

Law Enforcement, Emergency Response & Search and Rescue

Precision Agriculture


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