TIACA’s 2017 Executive Summit & AGM Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club, Miami. October 18th through the 20th.

Dr. Hans Heerkens

Chairman, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA)

Hans Heerkens Ph.D is assistant professor at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and does consultancy work on the aviation industry and decision making for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Hague Institute for Strategic Studies and others, focusing on the interplay between technological, economic and management issues. He has made a large number of contributions on the aviation industry and decision making in national and international journals. He is chairman of the Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA). Some relevant publications are:


1: Steenhuis, H.J., Bruijn, E.J. de & Heerkens, H. (2007). Technology transfer and catch-up; Lessons from the commercial aircraft industry. International journal of technology transfer and commercialisation, 6(2/3/4), 250-278. - UT-I-IGS-Gol, UT-I-IGS-PM2.


2: Heerkens, H., De Bruijn, E.J. & Steenhuis, H.J. (2010). Common factors in the withdrawal of European aircraft manufacturers from the regional aircraft market. Technology analysis & strategic management, 22(1), 65-80.


3: Heerkens, H. (2013). The future of unmanned flight. Airneth. Online publication: http://www.airneth.nl/news/details/article/the-future-of-unmanned-flight/.


4: Heerkens, H. (2015). Safety in commercial aviation. In: Svensson, S., and Steenhuis, H. (2015): The global commercial aviation industry. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 978-0-415-81821-6.


5: Heerkens, H., Wegen, L. van der & Heijden, B.I.J.M. van der (2015). Designing and assessing a course on prioritization and importance assessment in strategic non-routine requirements engineering processes. Requirements engineering. 10.1007/s00766-015-0230-6.


6: Heerkens, H. & Tenpelman, F. (2016). The military potential of unmanned cargo aircraft. In: Armed Forces for 2020 and beyond. Vienna, Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung und Sport, 55-71.


7: Tempelman, F. & Heerkens, H. (2016). Unmanned aircraft systems against air threats. In: Armed Forces for 2020 and beyond. Vienna, Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung und Sport, 73-86.


8: Richters, F., Schraagen, J. M. & Heerkens, H. (in press).  Assessing the Structure of Non-Routine Decision Processes in Airline Operations Control. Ergonomics. 10.1080/00140139.2015.1076059.


For online publications about unmanned cargo aircraft, please refer to the website of the Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft: www.platformuca.org.