Yannick SEPREY

Yannick SEPREY

Senior UAV Expert at Sopra-Steria


Passionate about aeronautics, he started his career as an air traffic controller in the French Air Force, then joined DHL as an export operations agent - air import, then export manager. During this period, he obtained a master’s degree in international trade. He resumed his studies at ENAC for the specialised master’s degree Air Navigation System Engineering and Operations in 2016. It was during his university internship at the DTI that he became acquainted with U-space and the CORUS project. He joined Sopra Steria and participated in the SESAR CORUS, CORUS X-UAM, DACUS, PJ34 and PJ13 projects, all dealing with the integration of UAVs in the airspace. His experience as a controller and his knowledge of the aeronautical world proved to be very beneficial. At Sopra Steria’s suggestion, he agreed to join the Drones & UTM Chair to provide his expertise to researchers. His global vision of the ATM-UTM worlds and their interactions, which are little or poorly known by technicians, will undoubtedly be an added value.

  • UAV operations
  • Air traffic controller, 1996

    Armée de l'air

  • Master in international trade, 2006

    Conservatoire national des arts et métiers

  • Advanced master in Air Navigation Systems Engineering and Operations, 2017