Blyenburgh & Co, France
UVS International, The Netherlands
Peter van Blijenburgh, a Dutch national, was born in The Netherlands (1948) and resides in Paris, France (since 1976). He is the CEO of Blyenburgh & Co, a French strategic consultancy company & publisher. Mr. Van Blijenburgh is the founder of EuroUVS (1997), which became UVS International in 2000. Since 1 January 2018, he is in his 11th two year mandate as president of UVS International (www.uvs-international.org), a non-profit association registered in The Netherlands and operating out of offices in Paris, France, which represents more than 4700 companies (manufacturers & operators) & organisations involved with drones in 35 countries. He has instigated the creation of 14 national drone associations, and has been the instigator of and/or participant in multiple initiatives related to drone regulations & standards. He is the founder of the International RPAS Coordination Council, which federates 24 national associations. He is the editor of “RPAS: The Global Perspective”, the well-respected annual drone reference publication and is also the creator of www.rpas-regulations.com, the world’s largest web site dedicated to drone regulations, as well as www.rps-info.com (a generic drone information source). Mr. Van Blijenburgh has been implicated with drones since 1987 & has supplied advisory services to corporate & governmental entities in Europe, the Middle East, Far East & USA. He is a member of the ICAO RPAS Panel, the EC’s RPAS Roadmap Implementation Coordination Group, EASA’s General Aviation Sectorial Committee, EASA’s RMT.023 Drone Expert Group, SESAR’s U-Space Working Group, the European UAS Standards Coordination Group, the DroneRules consortium (www.DroneRules.eu), the SkyOpener consortium (www.SkyOpener.eu), the AW-Drones consortium (www.aw-drones.eu), as well as various corporate & academic advisory committees. He recently initiated the Drone REGIM initiative.