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Paul Hutton

MRAeS, MBA, Airline captain with 30 years of flying experience

Commercial Director.

A captain with over 28 years’ experience as an airline pilot for a major UK company, Paul is responsible for the strategic positioning of the company and for developing our all-important commercial partnerships.

Throughout his career, which includes an MBA in Organisational Behaviour and Strategy, Paul has flown a broad range of aircraft, from gliders to 300-tonne jets. His extensive knowledge of best practice from around the world allows us to apply the precision and soaring standards of manned aviation to all SalusUAV operations.

Favourite UAV: Trimble UX5

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Anthony Lawrenson

PhD, Former RAF pilot, Qualified Flying Instructor, airline captain

Research & Development Director.

Our resident R&D Director, Anthony, is a former Royal Air Force pilot and Central Flying School A2-qualified flying instructor.

Now an airline captain for a major UK airline, he takes the lead on our involvement with government, universities and commercial partners in R&D programmes developing UAV systems and procedures.

Anthony’s PgDip in Law and PhD in Safety Management give him a profound knowledge of safety culture and the way safety is managed in high risk industries.

As well as being a qualified crew resource management instructor, he designs and runs safety and risk management training courses for flight crew, elite level sports coaches and industry senior executives.

Favourite UAV: Delair Tech DT18

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Don Evans

Former RAF fast jet navigator, Qualified Navigation Instructor, MoD lead on military drone training

Director of Operations.

Responsible for the operational delivery of SalusUAV’s airborne sensing and data analysis programmes. A former Royal Air Force fast jet navigator and Central Flying School (CFS) A2 standard Qualified Navigation Instructor, Don has a wealth of experience leading and delivering a wide range of flying operations in an international context.  Within the UK Ministry of Defence he led on the research and implementation of pilot training programmes specifically designed for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), and was subsequently selected for a Chief of Air Staff’s Fellowship at Cranfield University to research the potential licensing requirements of UAS pilots to enable access to non-segregated airspace.

After leaving the RAF Don joined a multi-national telecoms company as a senior manager, responsible for the operational delivery of over 1500 field engineers on a daily basis. As a CRMI Don also delivers performance and decision making training to safety critical industries.

Favourite UAV: Quest Q200

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David Judge

MSc, 17 years' commercial pilot experience, 10 years' aviation training management

Director of Training and Quality.

Responsible for the company’s training programme and ensuring quality within our airborne operations.

David flew for seventeen years as an airline pilot and captain for a major UK airline. He is now part of the senior management team for one of the world’s leading professional aviation training companies specialising in corporate pilot training, and supplying flight simulators. He has extensive experience in Safety Management Systems, Regulatory Conformity, Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001) and facilitating Crew Resource Management – CRMI(G).

He holds an MSc in Bio-Aeronautics from Cranfield University – the study of airborne systems in the discovery, development and protection of natural and biological resources.

Favourite UAV: DJI Inspire

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