MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Automation—Reliable Robotics, a leader in autonomous aircraft systems, today announced the addition of Brandon Suarez in a newly created role of Vice President of UAS Integration, where he will drive the development and adoption of technical standards and global aviation policy for the company. Suarez takes on a strategic, multi-faceted position at Reliable where he will focus on defining key aspects of the development roadmap, including airspace integration and international operational approval. He will also support the company’s product strategy plans and future aircraft programs. Suarez is an instrument-rated commercial pilot and is actively involved in the greater aviation community, holding key industry roles.
“Brandon is uniquely qualified to understand and help solve immediate challenges while also contributing to the longer-term vision of the company,” said Robert Rose, Co-founder and CEO at Reliable Robotics. “He brings a mix of conceptual, policy and technical expertise and maintains deep engagement with standards bodies, trade associations and government agencies.”
Prior to joining Reliable, Suarez was the Technical Director for UAS Civil Airspace Integration at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. where he led the company’s efforts to safely integrate Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) into domestic, foreign and international airspace. He also led a collaborative team of experts from the FAA, NASA, and several industry partners to bring together the technology needed for a Detect and Avoid (DAA) system on a Predator® B RPAS.
Suarez is a Co-chair of the Aerospace Industry Association’s Advanced Air Mobility Subcommittee where he focuses on bringing together diverse segments of the industry to advocate for common policies. He is an active advisor to the International Civil Aviation Organization where he is working to make RPAS a normal part of the global aviation ecosystem. Suarez serves as Co-Chairman of RTCA Special Committee 228, which has developed FAA-recognized standards for DAA systems and UAS datalinks, two critical enabling technologies. He is also actively involved in several NASA research activities seeking to advance future concepts such as Digital Flight and multi-aircraft control.
“Automating aviation and making it accessible to more people has been a personal mission for over a decade,” said Brandon Suarez, Vice President of UAS Integration at Reliable Robotics. “I’m very excited to work with this incredible team, making the future of aviation safer and more available for everyone.”
Reliable Robotics is actively recruiting world-class talent with career opportunities across engineering disciplines at https://reliable.co/careers/
About Reliable Robotics
Reliable Robotics launched in 2017 to bring certified autonomous vehicles to commercial aviation as soon as possible. The company’s automation system enables remote operation of any aircraft type and will expand access to more locations. Reliable’s vision is to transform the way we move goods and people around the planet with safer, more convenient and more affordable air transportation. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and has a distributed global workforce. Learn more and see job openings at https://reliable.co
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