Dr Reece Clothier

Principal Global Regulatory Strategist


Dr Reece Clothier is a Principal Analyst within Global Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Boeing Product & Services Safety responsible for Boeing’s international regulatory strategy and safety regulatory affairs for the Oceania region.
In addition to his role with Boeing, Reece is the elected President of the Australian Association for Uncrewed Systems (AAUS) and an Honorary Associate Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Reece was a founding Board member of AAUS and over the last decade has played an instrumental role in helping the Association develop into Australia’s peak national industry body for the emerging autonomous aviation sector. Since 2005 he has 
established, led and continues to actively support numerous national forums on the regulation of the drone/AAM sector. Reece serves on the General Aviation Advisory Network, is a member of the CASA Aviation Safety Advisory Panel, and the Federal Government’s National Emerging Aviation Technologies and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Consultative Committees. In 2022, Reece co-lead the development of Australia’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems  (RPAS) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Strategic Regulatory Roadmap, and is currently the industry co-chair for the Airservices Australia Uncrewed Services Advisory Network.
With over 100 peer reviewed academic publications, Reece is recognised as a leading researcher and thought leader in the fields of aviation safety management and regulation of the emerging autonomous aviation sector. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering 
(Aerospace Avionics) and PhD in the safety and certification of drones from Queensland University of Technology.

Airworthiness & Safety Conference

14 November 2023 | 11:40 - 12:25 | Panel session: UAS and Advanced Aerial Mobility

  • Certification for unmanned systems
  • Regulatory systems and classification
  • Examination of the engineering principles and design considerations involved in the development of advanced aerial mobility systems
  • Discussion on the regulatory and legislative challenges associated with integrating drones and other advanced aerial vehicles into existing airspace infrastructure

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