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Fireside Chat with Emirates President Sir Tim Clark

June 2

10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST

 

Over the decades, Sir Tim Clark has been instrumental in making Emirates into the airline it is today, operating one of the largest hubs worldwide in Dubai and becoming a forceful quality competitor for legacy carriers in the markets it serves. Emirates is known for its unique business model of operating only very large aircraft, betting on low seat mile costs and high passenger volumes.

 

The airline, like the entire industry, has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic, but now plans to slowly rebuild its network over the summer. Sir Tim Clark is speaking to Aviation Week Network editors Karen Walker and Jens Flottau about the fall-out of COVID-19, the airline’s future strategy and his view on what the industry will look like as it emerges from the crisis.

 

 

Moderators:

Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week Network

 

Karen Walker, ATW and Group Air Transport Editor-in-Chief.

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China Aviation Industry Online Briefing (Conducted in Mandarin)

June 3

15:00  GMT+8

 

This webinar will provide insights on:

  • The current state of Southeast Asia (SEA) air travel industry
  • Opportunities arising from the COVID-19 crisis
  • Understanding the health of an airport or destination network using data
  • Navigating post Covid-19 recovery
  • Forecasted traffic returning post Covid-19
  • China’s domestic and international aviation recovery


Moderator: Paul Burton, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Aviation Week Network

 

Panelists:

Chen Chuanren, SEA and China Correspondent, Air Transport World

 

Hang Zhao, Analyst, ASM

 

Sharon Dai, Head of Data Solutions, CAPA

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Eastern Europe MRO Post Pandemic

June 3

9:00 EDT / 14:00 BST / 15:00 CEST

 

How is the Eastern European MRO sector doing and what are its prospects post pandemic? Is it positioned for the long-term or does it have geographical advantages that help its outlook? Examining the region’s fleets and the grounded aircraft. How will COVID-19 impact base maintenance strategies?

 

Moderator: James Pozzi, European MRO Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Panelists:

Risto Maeots, CEO, Magnetic MRO

 

Karolis Matulaitis, Director, Kaunas International Airport

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What’s Ahead for the Space Development Agency?

June 4
10:00 EDT | 15:00 BST | 16:00 CEST

 

The Pentagon’s Space Development Agency (SDA) is finally gaining traction and seeking pitches for its architecture of satellites that can fulfill military objectives for communication, navigation, missile warning and tracking. Eventually, the agency may send thousands of satellites into orbit. But what is that constellation going to look like? What are the risks ahead? If the U.S. is buying thousands of satellites, how does that change its military strategy? And how might that affect how the commercial industry uses space?

 

SDA’s Director, Derek Tournear, joins Aviation Week Network to discuss these questions and how his organization is likely to transition into the fledgling Space Force.

 

Moderated by Jen DiMascio, Executive Director, Defense & Space, Aviation Week Network.

 

Panelists:

Dr. Derek Tournear, Director, Space Development Agency

 

Steve Trimble, Defense Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Lee Hudson, Pentagon Editor, Aviation Week Network

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Airbus, Boeing and Embraer: Flight Paths Forward

June 5

10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST

 

The drastic effects of COVID-19 on aircraft demand have been well reported. But what is the long-term structural impact on airline networks, and how does that change which type of aircraft will be in demand when better times return? With Boeing’s NMA dead for now, what key product decisions will air framers face to remain competitive in the long run? And can Embraer survive on its own?

 

London-based aerospace analyst Sash Tusa joins Aviation Week editors to discuss the paths forward for commercial aerospace.

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

Panelists:

Sash Tusa, Aerospace Analyst, Agency Partners

 

Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week Network

 

Guy Norris, Senior Propulsion Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

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SpeedNews Webinars
For over 40 years, SpeedNews has valued itself as an outlet for aviation industry news, data, forecasts and product developments via its original easy-to-read newsletter-of-record and second-to-none series of supplier conferences—on a community basis. Community is, was, and always will be the key aspect of our success.

This two-part webinar series has been developed specifically for our SpeedNews community to gain the required intelligence necessary to navigate your organization's journey through this unprecedented global downturn from COVID-19.

Part 1: The Changed Economics of Aviation - Aircraft Financing, Leasing, Values and Capital

June 2

11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST

 

Speakers: 

Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, A&D Global Research, BofA Securities

Nick Pastushan, CEO, Warbird Capital

Theresa O'Neill, Managing Director, ASBS Strategist, BofA Securities

 

Moderator:

Steve Costley, Managing Editor, SpeedNews

 

Introductions: 

Joanna Speed, Managing Director, SpeedNews

 

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Part 2: The Changed Economics of Aviation - Balance Sheets, Impairments and Restructuring

June 9

11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST

 

Speakers: 

Dr. Ronald J. Epstein, Managing Director, A&D Global Research, BofA Securities

Nick Pastushan, CEO, Warbird Capital

Douglas Karson, Managing Director & Research Analyst, BofA Securities

 

Moderator:

Steve Costley, Managing Editor, SpeedNews

 

Introductions: 

Joanna Speed, Managing Director, SpeedNews

 

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Aviation and COVID-19: The Next 3 Months

May 29

10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST

 

It has been nearly three months since the coronavirus forced much of Europe and North America into sudden lockdowns and grounded the lion’s share of airline traffic. What will the next three months bring – for airlines, aircraft manufacturers, suppliers and MRO providers? And what happens if government bailouts start to run out?

 

Aviation Week’s writers have been on the front lines throughout the crisis and share their views of where the industry is heading in the coming months.

 

Join our free, interactive webinar, watch, and ask them your questions.

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Sean Broderick, Air Transport and Safety Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor, Aviation Week Editor

 

Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week Network

 

Lee Ann Shay, Chief Editor, MRO, Aviation Week Network

 

Route to Recovery | Rebuilding Demand

May 28

 

Convincing potential passengers that flying is safe, fun and responsible will be a major challenge for the industry in the post-lock-down world. Furthermore, the battle for customers in an airport’s catchment area will be key to economic success in the recovery.

 

How can airports and airlines work together to rebuild demand?

How can the industry convince passengers that flying is safe and fun?

What practical changes must the industry make, and how will these affect the economics of air transport?

 

Join Aviation Week Network and our panel of experts as we discuss plans to re-ignite interest in air transport.

 

Moderator: Wes Charnock, Editor-in-Chief, Routes

 

 

Panelists:

Armando Brunini, CEO, SEA Milan Airports

 

Kadri Samsunlu, CEO, İGA İstanbul Airport

 

David Stroud, Managing Director, ASM

 

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European Business Aviation: Strategies for Recovery

May 27

10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST

 

Business aviation is forecast to lead the air transport industry in the post-COVID-19 environment. How will it recover fast enough to do this? What will the new world look like? And how are top players positioning themselves now for the challenges ahead?

 

This webinar will be part of an in-depth digital European Business Aviation Special Report.

 

Long-time ShowNews editor John Morris will moderate a panel of leading figures in European Business Aviation, who will discuss how they view the future across a broad spectrum from regulation and the operating environment, to strategies for charter and marketing.

 

Moderator: John Morris, Editor-in-Chief, ShowNews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Athar Husain Khan, Secretary General, EBAA

 

Adam Twidell, CEO, PrivateFly

 

Ian Moore, Chief Commercial Officer, VistaJet

 

Robert Frish, President, Aviation Services at Luxaviation

 

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Aerospace Supply Chain: The New Superpower Battleground?

May 22

10:00 EDT/ 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST

 

The COVID-19  cash crisis has added a new wrinkle to the race between the U.S. and China to achieve strategic superiority by harnessing discriminating technologies.

 

Will Beijing leverage the crisis by using “adversarial capital” to take stakes in suppliers and startups that are critical to the western defense industrial base? Can the U.S. and its allies thwart such efforts by creating a “trusted capital” ecosystem of venture capitalists, private equity and funds to invest in crucial suppliers desperate for cash?

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists: 

Kirsten Bartok Touw, Managing Partner, AirFinance

 

Tom Mayor, KPMG partner and Industrial Manufacturing Strategy practice leader

 

Graham Warwick, Executive Editor, Technology, Aviation Week Network

 

Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Capitalizing on Business Aviation in the Post-Pandemic Era

May 21

 

The mobility benefits of business aviation have never been clearer as they are today. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused airlines to ground large portions of their fleets, slash the number of departures, and concentrate traffic at hub airports thereby adding more legs to trips and even cancel service altogether to some cities.

 

Business aviation, in contrast, continues to offer passengers non-stop, point-to-point air transportation and also provides lower disease exposure risk. However, operating your company aircraft isn’t the only way to gain access to business aviation.

 

How can business aviation become more accessible and less expensive? Will FBOs be able to maintain health-safety standards and complete a timely boarding process?

 

Join us for an interactive webinar as our panelists discuss these topics and more.

 

Moderated by: Fred George, Senior Editor, Business & Commercial Aviation

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Aircraft Maintenance Training During COVID-19

May 20

 

COVID-19 has resulted in many schools shifting toward online and distance learning, but a crucial portion of aviation maintenance training requires hands-on learning for technical concepts. How have AMT schools and organizations pivoted to cope with the situation and how will this affect Part 147 training moving forward?

 

This webinar will tackle these topics and examine how the novel coronavirus crisis may impact the future workforce pipeline.

 

Moderator: Lindsay Bjerregaard, Digital Editorial Producer, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Eric Jones, Department Chair Aviation Maintenance Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

 

Shonu Bamrah, Director, British School of Aviation

 

James Hall, Dean Aviation Technologies, WSU Tech

 

Air Transport & COVID-19: Global Alliances and Airline Partnerships in the New Era

May 19

 

How will airline partnerships adapt to the momentous changes in the global air transport industry? When the Star Alliance formed in 1997, it began a huge shift in how airlines expanded their networks and engaged with customers, especially frequent flyers. Oneworld and then SkyTeam soon followed, establishing three global alliances that collectively represented the majority of flagship carriers. They rapidly expanded, providing cross benefits to passengers that encourage them to stay within their chosen alliance.

 

Will the industry crisis mean fewer alliance airline members and how will any network gaps be addressed?

 

How are the alliances supporting their airline members and maintaining frequent flyer engagement?

 

How will market distortions from government aid and government ownership of some airlines affect alliances and equity partnerships?

 

Join Aviation Week Network as we raise these questions and more with the leaders of two major global alliances.

 

Moderator: Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, Air Transport World, Aviation Week Network

 

 

Panelists:

Rob Gurney, CEO, oneworld

Jeffrey Goh, CEO, Star Alliance

Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Aviation Week Network

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Can the U.S. Air Force Help Save UAM?

May 15

 

With the impact of COVID-19 on private investment and corporate R&D alike, can the nascent electric VTOL industry survive to inaugurate the age of urban air mobility? Can a U.S. Air Force program called Agility Prime help the industry get through this interregnum and attract investment? And why was VTOL such a hot topic before COVID-19 hit? Can it regain that heat?

 

Agility Prime Team Leader Col. Nate Diller and Vertical Flight Society Executive Director Mike Hirschberg joins Aviation Week editors to discuss this glimmer of hopeful news in hard times.

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Col Nathan Diller, USAF - Agility Prime Team Lead

 

Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director, Vertical Flight Society

 

Graham Warwick, Executive Editor, Technology, Aviation Week Network

How COVID-19 Is Affecting Top Defense Aircraft Programs

May 14

09:30 EDT / 14:30 BST / 21:30 SGT

 

Despite defense manufacturing being considered “essential” work during the coronavirus crisis in the U.S., UK and elsewhere, factories around the world have faced work stoppages and slowdowns. That leaves countries counting on the delivery of new aircraft waiting. In some cases, such as a delay to deliveries of the Boeing KC-46 tanker, might be welcome news, but in India – which has already been watching its fighter fleet dwindle – slower deliveries of Dassault Rafales will hurt.

 

 - How might COVID change the military aircraft market now and in the future?

 - Which programs are likely to experience production slowdowns that last?

 - Which fleets the will be hit the hardest?

 

Join Aviation Week Network and industry analysts while we look at how the market for high-profile military aircraft programs has changed since the arrival of COVID-19.

 

Moderator: Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor, Defense & Space, Aviation Week Network

 

Panelists:

Richard Aboulafia, The Teal Group

 

Craig Caffrey, Aviation Week Network

 

Daniel Urchick, Aviation Week Network

 

 

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Part 1: Status of the Industry - Airlines, Air Travel and OEMs

April 28

1100 EDT / 1600 BST / 1700 CEST

 

Speakers:

Carlos Ozores, Principal Aviation Consultant, ICF

Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis, Teal Group

 

Moderator: 

Steve Costley, Managing Editor, SpeedNews

 

Introductions:

Joanna Speed, Managing Director, SpeedNews

 

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Part 2: Status of the Industry - Suppliers, MRO and the Aftermarket

May 12

1100 EDT / 1600 BST / 1700 CEST

 

Speakers:

Chris R. Celtruda, Chief Executive Officer, Kellstrom Defense

Kevin Michaels, Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory

 

Moderator: 

Steve Costley, Managing Editor, SpeedNews

 

Introductions:

Joanna Speed, Managing Director, SpeedNews

 

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Return of U.S. Human Orbital Flight

May 12

 

As NASA and SpaceX prepare to launch astronauts into orbit from the U.S. for the first time since the space shuttle ended, join our complimentary interactive webinar featuring four icons of human spaceflight for an hour-long discussion about what's changed in the last decade, what’s still essential and what human spaceflight may develop into in the future.

 

Moderators: 

Irene Klotz, Space Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Wayne Hale, Director of Human Spaceflight for Special Aerospace Services

 

Pam Melroy, former NASA astronaut and now CEO of Melroy & Hollett Technology

 

Mike Moses, President, Virgin Galactic

 

Peggy Whitson, former NASA astronaut

 

 

 

Sustainability in the Era of COVID-19

May 7 

 

The aviation industry’s efforts to improve sustainability have been put on the back burner as the COVID-19 crisis has forced airlines and commercial aircraft manufacturers to focus on survivability. How will the crisis set back electric propulsion and other efforts to lower aviation’s contribution to climate change? Will accelerated retirements of older, less efficient aircraft help offset those delays? And should governments be mandating cleaner and quieter airplanes in exchange for billions of dollars in economic aid to the industry?

 

Industry experts from Airlines for America and the International Council on Clean Transportation join Aviation Week editors to discuss what aviation leaders should be thinking about now to be positioned for a greener future when the industry recovers.

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Dr. Daniel Rutherford, aviation program director, International Council on Clean Transportation

 

Nancy Young, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Airlines For America

 

Graham Warwick, Executive Editor, Technology, Aviation Week Network

 

Helen Massy-Beresford, Airline Editor and Paris Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network

 

Air Transport & COVID-19: Hygiene Safety Standards Post-Pandemic

May 7, 2020

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how we travel, prompting conversation of what measures are necessary as restrictions lift and more people begin to fly. In this interactive webinar, hosted by ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker, we will discuss potential new standards and processes that might be implemented at airports, on aircraft and through the entire passenger journey.

 

We will look at what levels of collaboration and coordination are occurring across airlines, airports, government bodies and other organizations to create a set of global common standards.

 

Will distancing require significant re-shaping of airport spaces?

Will airlines need to reconfigure cabins?

How will security and immigration processes be handled?

Will non-touch technologies, such as bio-metrics and eye scanning, be fast-tracked?

 

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Used Serviceable Materials Post-Pandemic

May 6

 

Before the current downturn, many airframe and engine platforms were facing shortages of quality used service material (USM). With airlines poised to reduce their flying and their fleet sizes to match new, lower demand, that will change. Retirements will rise, and new deliveries will fall. What could this mean for USM suppliers? How will operators view the USM market going forward?

 

Join our panel of experienced industry representatives as we explore how the novel coronavirus pandemic could re-shape the USM landscape. 

 

Moderator: Sean Broderick, Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Derk-Jan van Heerden, CEO, AELS

 

Jason Reed, President, Component Solutions Group, GA Telesis

 

Steve Williamson, Vice President, Acquisitions & Trading, Contrail Aviation Leasing

 

Shawn Bergquist , Director, Intertrade, Collins Aerospace 

 

Business Aviation & COVID-19: The Potential Effect on Aircraft Values & Financing

May 5

 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, what is changing in the pre-owned business aircraft market, aircraft values and financing and where is it headed? How does today’s environment compare to that of the last recession and why does it matter?

 

Join Aviation Week Network and our panel of experts as they discuss business aircraft valuations and financing post-pandemic during our interactive webinar. 

 

Moderator: Molly McMillin, Editor-in-Chief, The Weekly of Business Aviation

 

Panelists:

Brian Proctor, Founder & CEO, Mente Group

 

Shawn Vick, Chairman & CEO, Global Jet Capital

 

Chris Reynolds, Editor & Appraiser, Aircraft Bluebook

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Aircraft Demand: Is Smaller Now Better?

May 1

 

Airlines have been increasing their average aircraft size for years, but will small aircraft be better positioned when the industry begins to emerge from the COVID-19 groundings?

 

John Slattery, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, joins Aviation Week editors in a free, interactive webinar on May 1 to discuss how the crisis could bolster demand for regional jets and smaller narrowbodies at the expense of larger aircraft.

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

John Slattery, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation

 

Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week Network

 

Guy Norris, Senior Propulsion Editor, Aviation Week Network

Space and COVID-19: How Are Space Start-Ups Surviving the Pandemic?

April 30

 

As credit markets dry up and venture capital becomes scarce, how is investment being impacted in this era? What are some of the ways in which startup companies can stay afloat? We’ll talk about government initiatives, export-import bank financing, and other funding sources and policy initiatives in play.

 

Moderated by Jefferson Morris, Editor-in-Chief, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

Panelists:

Carissa Christensen, CEO, Bryce Technology

 

Eric Stallmer, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

 

Josh Brost, VP Government Affairs, Relativity Space

 

Irene Klotz, Space Editor, Aviation Week Network

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Airline Panel - Risk Strategies and Returning To Service

April 30

 

Risk management is key for airlines to survive and recover from the novel coronavirus pandemic.

This webinar will focus on airlines' fleet and aftermarket strategies for now and as fleets reenter service.

 

Moderator: Lee Ann Shay, Chief Editor MRO, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Serife Akin, VP Procurement, Pegasus Airlines


Valter Fernandes, CEO, Portugalia Airlines


Ken Newton, Aircraft Lease Management Director, Alaska Airlines


Paul Salwik, Head of Technical Procurement, Norwegian Air Shuttle

 

Liquidity of MROs

April 30

 

Cash flow is critical to sustain aerospace and defense companies. How are companies securing and managing liquidity?  This webinar will tackle these topics and examine prospects for aftermarket companies during the next 12 months. 

 

Moderator: Michael Bruno, Senior Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Ken Herbert, Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity

 

Bert van Leeuwen, Head of Aviation Research, DVB Bank

 

Martin Hallmark, SVP, Moodys

Rapid Sustainment in the COVID-19 Era - Maintaining Collaboration

April 29

 

How is rapid sustainment of the U.S. Air Force fleet being impacted in the era of COVID-19? The average age of the U.S. Air Force aircraft keeps growing and that has a direct impact on mission readiness.

 

How much greater is the challenge of maintaining collaboration between the government, OEMs and small business during a global pandemic? How is COVID-19 impacting the supply chain that support mission readiness? What does it mean for the future?

 

Moderator: Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor, Defense & Space, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Anthony Baumann, Director of Contracting, Air Force Sustainment Center


Lorenzo Marandola, President, M1 Composites Technologies


Kevin Nalette, Vice Director, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Air Force Sustainment Center

A Continuation of Consolidation?

April 29

 

The aviation aftermarket has been consolidating for years and most likely will continue to do so as it recovers from the pandemic.

 

What areas most likely will consolidate? Who will be the buyers? What will ratios look like?

 

Moderator: James Pozzi, European MRO Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Azad Badakhsh, Managing Director, Moelis


Richard Brown, Managing Director, NAVEO Consultancy


Olivier Legrand, CEO, Revima Group


PJ Anson, CEO, STS Aviation Group

Route to Recovery | Airline & Airport Relationships Post-Pandemic

April 28

10:00 EDT | 15:00 BST | 16:00 CEST

 

With record falls in passenger demand, airports around the world are facing long periods of inactivity and financial losses. Airlines will reshape their networks around the most viable route opportunities, demanding more attractive commercial terms and incentives. What are the most valuable routes for airlines we can expect to see return as a priority? How can airports maintain strong relationships with airlines? And what does the future of airline-airport network partnerships look like?

 

Join Routes and global consultancy ASM, along with senior airport figures, as we seek to explore how rebuilt networks and relationships will function in the recovery and beyond.

 

Moderator: Wesley Chamock, Editor-in-Chief, Routes

Panelists

David Stroud, Managing Director, ASM

 

David Casey, Senior Network Planning Editor, Routes

 

Léon Verhallen, Director, Aviation Development, Brussels Airport Company

Assessing the Challenges of Lease Returns

April 28

 

The lease return process can be challenging for leasing companies, airlines and MRO in good times. With the prospect of a plethora of aircraft and engines lease returns as airlines adjust to these changing times, how will the industry handle this? What opportunities are there to complete some of the returns during the typically slow MRO summer period? 

 

This webinar will assess the market landscape and plot future strategies for the route forward.

 

Moderator: Lee Ann Shay, chief editor MRO, Aviation Week Network

 

 

Panelists:

Graeme Crickett, CTO, SMBC Aero Engine Lease

 

Allan Rennie, Technical Director, KV Aviation

 

Bill Gibson, Partner, Vedder Price

 

 

 

 

 

AEROSPACE: The Next Frontiers

April 24

 

As the world grapples with COVID-19, great minds continue work on technologies that could change life as we know it.

 

But will today’s economic troubles and a slowdown in venture capital investment alter the future by reshaping which innovations come out on top? 

 

On April 24, our panel of experts will spend an hour answering your questions about autonomy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, digitization, machine learning and other game-changing technologies.

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

Panelists:

 

Dr. John S. Langford, president, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and founder of Electra.aero and Aurora Flight Sciences

 

Graham Warwick, Executive Editor, Technology, Aviation Week Network

 

Steve Trimble, Defense Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Guy Norris, Senior Propulsion Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Thierry Dubois, France Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network

 

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MRO Compliance During COVID-19

April 22

10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST

 

Regulatory compliance and enforcement have flexed with the times of social distancing—from license extensions to using video for inspection approvals.

 

As the industry recovers, to what extent will remote compliance services be the new normal? Hear our panellists discuss all this and more.

 

Moderator: Lee Ann Shay, Chief Editor MRO, Aviation Week Network

Panelists:

Brett Levanto, Vice President, Operations, ARSA

 

Carol E. Giles, President/CEO, Giles Group

 

Gregg Brown, VP - compliance & technical solutions, MRO Holdings

 

Sean Broderick, senior air transport & safety editor, Aviation Week Network

 

 

Fireside Chat with Wizz Air CEO József Váradi

April 22

08:00 EDT / 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST

 

The Air Transport Webinar will feature a fireside chat with József Váradi, the founder and CEO of Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe.
 

The company’s low-cost leader strategy has transformed the airline from being one of the many start-ups in 2004 to one of the major European players today. Váradi chairs the Board of Directors of Wizz Air UK and is on the Board of Directors of JetSMART Airlines in Chile. As the pandemic spread through Europe, Wizz emerged as one of the world’s strongest airlines in terms of its cash balance. The airline also rapidly introduced automated systems so that people could more easily change or cancel their flights.
 

Váradi will talk with ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker, explaining how he was able to rapidly grow a startup while always ensuring its financial strength, and provide his thoughts on how the air transport industry will restart and what changes will be necessary. Audience questions will be welcomed during the webinar.

 

Moderator: Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, ATW

Panelist:

 József Váradi, CEO, Wizz Air

 

 

 

 

Business Aviation, Post-Pandemic: Will This Crisis Reshape the Industry?

April 21

Business aviation manufacturers are making medical masks, face shields and respirators, fractional and charter jets are ferrying emergency room supplies and workers, loyal, able long-time workers have been stricken by the thousands from payrolls. Nothing is business as usual in business aviation. But the coronavirus will end, and when that much welcome day finally arrives, what of our community? Will it recover fully, partially or hardly? Going forward, how will its mission, its infrastructure, its fleet and its people be affected? What will be its losses and its gains? And what unexpected thing or things might alter its course?

 

Our goal is to provide some way-points as we navigate to a better place. Come share the start of that journey with us.

 

Moderated by: William Garvey, Editor-in-Chief, Business & Commercial Aviation

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Molly McMillin, Editor-in-Chief, The Weekly of Business Aviation

 

Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Analysis, Teal Group

COVID-19, Airbus And Boeing: How Bad Will It Get?

April 17

10:00 EDT / 15:00 BST / 16:00 CEST

 

New order and delivery figures for commercial aircraft are coming in and they’re grim. How long will it take for production rates to get back to “normal,” and what will that look like in the face of the COVID-19 crisis? What are the implications for suppliers? How about future product strategies?

 

Join Aviation Week Network's senior editors and our new data partner AVITAS for a wide-ranging, interactive discussion on the new crisis in commercial aviation and its ramifications for the future of aerospace. Register for free and submit your questions.

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

Panelists:

Adam Pilarski, Senior Vice President, AVITAS

 

Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial, Aviation Week Network

 

Guy Norris, Senior Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

COVID-19: Air Cargo's Critical Role

April 16: U.S. Edition

1000 EDT / 1500 BST / 1600 CEST

 

The global air cargo industry has seen dramatic change brought about by the pandemic. A combination of a surge in demand for fast-delivered medical supplies, medicines and food, with the removal of much of the belly space in grounded passenger fleets has created a situation in which demand is outstripping capacity.

 

Join our panel as we discuss what is happening, some of the operational barriers to getting freighters into quarantined countries and the long-term implications of airlines converting some of their passenger fleets to all-cargo. 

 

Moderator: Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, ATW

Panelists:

Chen Chuanren, China & Southeast Asia Correspondent

 

Aaron Karp, Editorial Contributor

 

Helen Massy-Beresford, Paris Bureau Chief

 

 

 

 

MRO and COVID-19: Dealing With Parked or Idle Aircraft and Engines

April 15

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A large portion of airlines’ fleets are parked at airports and tarmacs around the world. Even though they’re not operating, they still require short-term maintenance.

 

Join our panel of experts as we discuss what airlines are doing to ensure airworthiness, maximize fleet flexibility and anticipate needs from suppliers. Register for free and submit your questions. 

 

Moderator: Lee Ann Shay, Chief Editor MRO, Aviation Week Network

Panelists:
Erik Olund, Managing Director of Base Maintenance, American Airlines

 

Paul Longhurst, general manager, light maintenance at HAECO Hong Kong

 

Daniel Williams, Fleet Analyst, Aviation Week Intelligence Network

 

 

 

 

Defence Spending & COVID-19: What are the short and long-term impacts?

April 14: U.S. Edition

 

While the defence sector has so far been spared the immediate and severe effects of COVID-19 currently wreaking havoc in the commercial sector, it has not escaped unscathed with production lines and supply chains disrupted. Previous global crises suggest that the pain for the defence industry will come later as the full economic and fiscal ramifications manifest themselves in government budgetary policy around the world.

 

What effect has the COVID-19 crisis had on the defence sector to date, and what impact will it have in the coming years?

 

Join Aviation Week Network to learn about the challenges already being faced, and to understand the short and long-term impact of the crisis on programmes and budgets over the coming years.

Air Transport: How Will This Crisis Reshape The Industry?

April 7

The fallout from the global efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic has sent shockwaves through the global air transport community and causing major disruptions and fleet groundings.

 

Join Aviation Week Network’s thought leaders as we provide analysis of the current state of the industry, the challenges ahead, how this crisis is likely to reshape the industry and what steps will help airlines and airports adjust to those changes.

 

Moderator: Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, Air Transport World

Panelists:

Peter Harbison, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, CAPA

 

Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial, Aviation Week Network

 

Nigel Mayes, SVP Consulting & Product Development, ASM Global Routes Development Consultants

COVID-19 And "The New Normal"

April 9

The coronavirus pandemic swept over Europe and North America, causing economic chaos and changing life as we know it almost overnight. But as the shock wears off, manufacturers and suppliers across the global aerospace industry face the reality of having to navigate the difficult weeks ahead.

 

Join our thought leaders as we discuss “the new normal” and offer strategies for companies to ride out the storm and position themselves to thrive when the industry recovers.

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

Panelists:

John Schmidt, Managing Director, Aerospace & Defense Global Lead, Accenture

 

Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Graham Warwick, Executive Editor, Technology, Aviation Week Network

COVID-19 And Workforce: Protecting Our Best Assets

April 3

From working to protect the hard-fought gains in attracting top talent to the A&D workforce to planning for the first day after, today’s leaders face a multitude of complex choices.

 

Join Aviation Week Network, our workforce partners from PwC and the Aerospace Industries Association to learn more about working through near-term challenges and setting the stage for post-coronavirus.

 

Moderated by Carole Rickard Hedden, Executive Editor, Aviation Week Executive Intelligence

Panelists:

Michael Bruno, Senior. Business Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Scott Drach, Chair, Workforce Policy Council, Aerospace Industries Association

 

John Karren, People and Change Partner, PwC

Aviation And COVID-19: Preparing For The Long Haul

March 27

The novel coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the aviation industry. Each day brings a new round of fleet groundings, layoffs and order deferrals or cancellations, which in the coming months will rip through the manufacturing industry. How long could this last? How will it play out?

 

Join Aviation Week Network and Oliver Wyman to learn what the likely scenarios for economic recovery will be, and how the global aviation industry will be approaching these in the short and long-term.

 

Moderated by Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

Panelists:

Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Dan Williams, Fleet Analyst, Aviation Week Intelligence Network

 

David Marcontell, Partner, Oliver Wyman


 

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