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Route to Recovery: Fleets, Planning and Forecasting for 2020 and Beyond

August 13

9:00 EDT | 14:00 BST

 

Airlines and airports are building their schedules for the second half of 2020 and into 2021, while OEMs and suppliers are adjusting to operators’ needs in a low-demand market. Forecasting the demand for air travel, and matching that with the right-sized aircraft based on capacity levels, has never been more difficult.

 

Join Aviation Week Network and our panel of experts as they examine the complexities of forecasting and planning in a pandemic era, share their insights on capacity re-growth numbers and which types of aircraft will be most in demand.

Panelists:

Peter Harbison, Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation

 

Nico Buchholz, Special Advisor to the Board, Airline

 

Aidan Mooney, Vice President, Consulting, ASM

 

Dan Williams, Senior Fleet/Flight/Forecast Data Analyst, Aviation Week Network

 

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

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Engine OEMs: Changing Captains in the Storm

August 26

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

 

GE Aviation President and CEO David Joyce will hand the reins to former Embraer Commercial Chief John Slattery on Sept. 1, capping a storied 12-year run that saw the unit’s revenue double and backlog rise tenfold. But Slattery takes the helm as the aircraft engine industry endures an unprecedented downturn from the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Aerospace analyst Sash Tusa joins Aviation Week Senior Propulsion Editor Guy Norris and Executive Editor Jens Flottau for a look at what to expect from Slattery and how GE, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce are being affected as mass retirements of older airplanes reduce their crucial aftermarket revenues.

 

The panel also will discuss how engine OEMs are positioning for the future, including new turbofans, sustainable operations and the possible adoption of hybrid-electric and hydrogen technology.

 

Moderated by Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

Panelists:

Sash Tusa, Aerospace Analyst, Agency Partners

 

Guy Norris, Senior Propulsion Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial, Aviation Week Network
 

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Fireside Chat with Airbus Americas Chairman & CEO Jeff Knittel

August 4

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

 

As Chairman and CEO at Airbus Americas, Jeff Knittel is at the forefront of the conversation surrounding aircraft systems that will help ensure hygiene safety for passengers and crews. Reporting directly to Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury, Knittel is responsible for Airbus’ commercial aircraft business in the Americas and provides leadership for the company’s helicopter, defense and space businesses in North America.

 

Join ATW and Group Air Transport Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker as she sits down with Knittel for an interactive discussion around the challenges the market is currently facing, such as:

 

-How can US airlines leverage their strong financial positions as they entered the pandemic crisis?

-How will they adapt to a changed market?

-What technology innovations are being pursued to further increase hygiene standards throughout the travel journey?

 

 

 

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Top Defense Aircraft Competitions

July 29

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

 

From the U.S. quest to replace its Apache helicopters to India’s effort to replenish its air force fighter and naval rotorcraft fleets, every corner of the globe is looking for new military aircraft. Aviation Week editors highlight a few of those contests – to discuss how those are being affected by the COVID pandemic and how the fortunes of companies may rise or fall based on the outcomes.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Craig Caffrey, Senior Aerospace Industry Analyst, Forecast & MRO, Aviation Week Network

 

Michael Tint, Senior Manager, Defense Research & Analytics, Aviation Week Network

 

Steve Trimble, Defense Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Sponsored by Raytheon Technologies

Route to Recovery | Driving the European Recovery

July 28

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

 

As the EU and UK continue to relax their borders, demand is starting to return to the continent. But the impact from airlines down the tourism business chain has already been seismic, with little of the summer season left to claw back revenues. We learn more about how safety standards and marketing can reignite passenger demand, and how networks are being rebuilt for the return of leisure travel across Europe.

 

- Can Europe salvage the critical summer 2020 season?

- How can the industry instill confidence in passengers who are unwilling to travel?

- How can airports and airlines coordinate to rebuild viable long-term routes?

 

Join Aviation Week Network to discuss this crucial topic.

 

 

Panelists:

 

Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director, Communications & Marketing, Athens International Airport

 

Andrew Brown, Global Commercial Manager, World Travel & Tourism Council

 

Marcel Lekkerkerk, Director Route & Business Development, Aviation Marketing, Cargo & Customer Experience, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

 

David Stroud, Managing Director, ASM

R2R European Recovery

Democratization of Business Aviation

July 27

15:00 EDT | 20:00 BST | 21:00 CEST

 

The cost of entry to business aircraft cabins has decreased through a variety of devices including travel clubs, jet cards, empty leg apps, by-the-seat scheduled charter, whole charter and fractional aircraft networks. What other arrangements are coming and how low can the price go? How successful have these appeals actually been in expanding the customer base?

 

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Panelist:

Kenny Dichter, CEO, Wheels Up

 

Moderated by Fred George, Chief Aircraft Evaluation Editor, Aviation Week Network

What if China Shuts Off Access to Airbus or Boeing?

July 23

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

 

In 2001 China accounted for 2% of commercial aircraft orders. By 2018 that had risen to 23%, and Chinese demand was a key driver of growth at Airbus, Boeing and western aviation suppliers. But as the Comac C919’s availability draws closer, could a deterioration of relations between Beijing and the West prompt China’s authoritarian leaders to curtail aircraft imports? And how long would it take Airbus and Boeing to recover from a big decline in Chinese sales?

Teal Group Vice President Richard Aboulafia joins Aviation Week editors to discuss the scary scenarios.

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Richard Aboulafia, Vice President, Teal Group

 

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

 

Bradley Perrett, Beijing Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network

 

Sponsored by Makino

Is Urban Air Mobility Ready for Prime-Time?

July 22

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

 

Prototypes are flying, operational trials are beginning, financing for certification and production is in place, and initial commercial service could be just a few years away. Has the hype cycle peaked? Is urban air mobility ready to succeed in bringing aviation to a totally new market, making air taxis an everyday mode of transport in the world’s most congested cities?

We are joined by Nick Lappos, Sikorsky Technical Fellow and Chair of the US National Academies Committee on Advanced Air Mobility, to explore the many challenges still facing the introduction and scaling up of a new mode of air travel.

 

Moderated by: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Nick Lappos, Sikorsky Technical Fellow and Chair of the US National Academies Committee on Advanced Air Mobility

 

Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director, The Vertical Flight Society

 

Graham Warwick, Executive Editor, Technology, Aviation Week Network

 

Bill Carey, Avionics and Safety Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Sponsored by Raytheon Technologies

Fireside Chat with Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker

July 21

9:00 EDT | 14:00 BST | 21:00 SGT

 

Since its launch in 1997, Doha-based Qatar Airways has grown to connect more than 160 destinations and become a 5-star airline that sets industry standards in passenger service.

 

Group CEO Akbar Al Baker has been instrumental in shaping the development of Qatar Airways and is an industry influencer. Throughout the pandemic, he has transitioned Qatar Airways by introducing dedicated cargo and repatriation flights, restoring scheduled routes and launching hygiene safety initiatives to reassure and safeguard passengers and employees.

 

Mr. Al Baker serves on the IATA Board of Governors, which he chaired in 2018-2019. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation and a non-executive Director of Heathrow Airport Holdings. A recipient of France’s Legion of Honor in recognition of his leadership in the aviation industry, Mr. Al Baker also holds a private pilot license.

 

Join Aviation Week Network as Mr. Al Baker provides his perspective on how the worldwide airline industry should position itself to best survive the global pandemic and return to strength.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine On A New Era Of Spaceflight

July 17

14:30 EDT / 19:30 BST / 20:30 CEST

 

NASA and SpaceX showed that the U.S. could build a human-rated rocket and get American astronauts back into space. After the successful launch of the NASA’s Demo-2 mission, what is next for continuing the Commercial Crew flights to the ISS? And how will NASA build on that victory to keeping on track its ambitious plan to put boots on the Moon by 2024?

 

After more than two years as the head of NASA, Administrator Jim Bridenstine looks at the foundation space the agency laid for its future, continuing to draw commercial industry into efforts to explore the Moon, Mars and beyond.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator

 

Irene Klotz, Space Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Sponsored by VELO3D

Combat Aircraft of the Future

July 16

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

 

The U.S., Europe and the UK are chasing future combat aircraft platforms, but the sixth generation may be so much more than a modernized airframe, placing a heavy emphasis on autonomy and artificial intelligence. Along with sixth-generation fighter programs such as the U.S.’s Next Generation Air Dominance, the Franco-German Future Combat Air System and the UK’s Team Tempest, those nations are also pursuing unmanned platforms with intriguing names – Skyborg, Lanca and Mosquito.

While many of these efforts remain highly classified, Aviation Week editors are piecing together the latest clues to their development.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

 

Justin Bronk, Research Fellow, RUSI

 

Douglas Birkey, Executive Director for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

 

Tony Osborne, London Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network

 

Steve Trimble, Defense Editor Aviation Week Network

 

Sponsored by KPMG

MRO Top Performers: Strategies for Leading Customer Satisfaction

July 14

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

 

Supporting airline customers in their most difficult time in history has never been more important—from product reliability to technical support to parts cost and repair. The MRO/ATW/AeroDynamics 2020 MRO customer satisfaction survey indicates those that improved their rankings and those that have work to do. The panelists will discuss the increasing importance of customer engagement, how that is changing as airlines prioritize cost savings and efficiency, and maintaining excellent customer relations through mergers, acquisitions and industry consolidation.

 

Moderated by Karen Walker, Air Transport World Editor-in-Chief and Group Air Transport Editor-in-Chief

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Valerie Manning, SVP of Customer Support, Airbus

 

Mike Hoffmeister, VP of Customer Support, CFM

 

Austin Major, VP of Business Development and Global Support, Parker Aerospace

 

Jonas Murby, Principal, AeroDynamic Advisory

 

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

Electrification: Dead End or the Future of Aviation?

July 10

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

 

COVID-19 could prove to be the making or the breaking of the electrification of electric propulsion. Will the major industry players keep funding research? Can the startups find financing to continue developing electric aircraft? Will changes in how people want to fly create an opportunity for electric aviation?

One thing is already clear, the pressure on aviation to become more sustainable is beginning to return. And electrified aviation – whether battery, hybrid or hydrogen – remains a promising path forward.

 

Moderated by: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Alan Newby, Director, Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes, Rolls-Royce

 

Graham Warwick, Executive Editor, Technology, Aviation Week Network

 

Guy Norris, Senior Propulsion Editor, Aviation Week Network

Fireside Chat With Moak Group CEO, Former ALPA President and Delta Captain Lee Moak

July 7

10:00 EDT | 15:00 BST | 22:00 SGT

 

Captain Lee Moak, founder & CEO of Washington D.C.-based The Moak Group, has one of the broadest and deepest aviation career experiences. He will share his insights on the similarities and differences of the industry’s post 9/11 reset with that of the post-pandemic recovery and provide analysis on the U.S. airline reset, including:

 

      - How do the air travel health and safety guidelines relate to passengers and crews?

     - What are the possible market distortions and how will they impact the new competitive landscape where many airlines will have new government ownership?

     - What will it mean for the airlines that enter the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process?

     - Will US aviation initiatives, such as the FAA Certification Process Report, be reshaped by the pandemic?

 

A former U.S. Marine Corps and Navy fighter pilot, Moak was also a Delta Air Lines Boeing 767 captain and President of the Air Lines Pilots Association. In 2019, he co-chaired the U.S. DOT’s Special Committee to Review the FAA’s Aircraft Certification Process in the wake of the Boeing MAX grounding, and he serves on the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). Moak also serves on the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service (USPS), a position that was appointed by the U.S. President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate this year.

 

Join Aviation Week Network as we discuss the crucial waypoints as we navigate towards recovery. 

 

 

Moderated by Karen Walker, Air Transport World Editor-in-Chief and Group Air Transport Editor-in-Chief

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Fireside Chat with Alaska Air Group President, Chairman & CEO Brad Tilden

July 2

 

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, the airlines formulating Alaska Air Group, have been addressing the challenges of the pandemic along with planning for the airlines’ future by identifying opportunities. With nearly 300 aircraft and a network spanning the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica, Alaska Airlines is also planning a U.S. West Coast-focused partnership with American Airlines and joining the oneworld global alliance in 2021.

 

Under Brad Tilden’s leadership, Alaska has consistently been recognized for its high levels of customer service and been at the forefront of sustainability and community service efforts. Tilden joined Alaska Airlines in 1991 and has been ranked among the Top 50 Corporate Leaders in America by Fortune magazine.

 

Join Aviation Week Network for an interactive webinar focusing Tilden’s perspective of the air transport industry and the opportunities ahead.

 

 

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Business Aviation | Insurance at a Premium

July 1, 2020

 

 

The cost of coverage is doubling in some cases – if available at all. Why? Substantial losses in commercial and private aviation along with natural catastrophes. As a result, some underwriters have left the market altogether while those who remain are upping rates to recover from years of flat returns and are choosing policyholders carefully. Older pilots and those flying their own turbine-powered aircraft are finding the market particularly tough.

 

Join Aviation Week Network as our panel of experts discusses this crucial topic.

 

Moderated by Molly McMillin, Editor-in-Chief, Weekly of Business Aviation

 

Panelists:

Andrew Broom, CEO, Citation Jet Pilots Association

 

Mark Baker, President, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

 

Lance Toland, Founder & Aviation Insurance Practice Leader, Lance Toland Associates 

 

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A&D: Getting Back to Work

July 1

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

 

As furloughs and layoffs have made the headlines, it’s the work behind the scenes — to get as many people back to work as possible — that is keeping aerospace and defense leaders busy. From reshaping the physical workspace to updating training and certifications, the tasks have been endless.

 

In this webinar, industry executives will discuss what they have done to ensure employee safety while at work and get back to some form of efficiency. They’ll also share lessons learned and trends from across multiple industries.

 

Moderator: Carole Rickard Hedden, Executive Editor, Aviation Week Executive Intelligence and Program Excellence

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Doug McCrosson, President and CEO, CPI Aerostructures

 

John Reing, Partner-Workforce of the Future, PwC

 

Michelle Murphy, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, BAE Systems

 

Byron Green, Vice President, Operations, L3Harris Technologies, Inc

Asia Commercial Aviation Briefing

June 30, 2020

08:30 India | 11:00 SGT | 13:00 Sydney

 

Markets in Asia-Pacific, China and Australasia have started to open, and as airlines and airports across the region restore their networks, traffic demand is returning. However, cash is flowing out at an unprecedented rate and the future of aviation remains precarious.

 

Join Aviation Week Network’s experts as they assess the outlook for Asian markets in a world that has adjusted to the realities of COVID-19.

 

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

 

Panelists:

Adrian Schofield, Senior Air Transport Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Chen Chuanren, S.E Asia & China Editor, Air Transport World

 

Hang Zhao, Senior Consultant, ASM

 

Simon Elsegood, Head of Research, CAPA - Centre For Aviation

Asia Briefing

Route to Recovery | Latin America, the New Epicentre for COVID-19

June 30

10:00 EDT | 15:00 BST | 22:00 SGT

 

Latin America has now become the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the World Health Organisation. The impact of the virus, together with the challenging political landscape in the region, have created huge challenges for the aviation industry across Central and South America. LATAM, the continent’s largest carrier, has applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it seeks a major restructure, and the Argentinean market looks set to remain closed until September.

 

- How can airlines and airports survive the huge financial pressures?

- What will a reshaped regional market look like post-lockdown?

- How can we recover after the crisis?

 

Join Aviation Week Network as we take a closer look at the impact on Latin America and what the route to recovery will look like.

 

Moderated by Wes Charnock, Editor-in-Chief, Routes

 

Panelists:

Peter Cerda, Regional Vice President, The Americas, IATA

 

João Pita, Head of Airline Business, São Paulo/Guarulhos Airport

 

Alejandro Vales, Customer and Route Development Director, ASUR

 

Rafael Echevarne, Director General, ACI-LAC

 

Chris Warren, Director, Air Service Development, Americas, ASM

 

Carlos Criado, Director of Business Development, Quito International Airport

R2R Latin America

Advantage Airbus?

June 26

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

 

As it deals with fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, Airbus must define a plan to lower production over the coming years. There is also renewed government pressure for more sustainable aircraft, including research into a carbon-neutral A320neo successor. But with Boeing grappling with the MAX crisis and struggling to blunt the phenomenal sales success of the A321neo, could Airbus emerge from the crisis in a stronger position vis-à-vis its chief competitor?
 

Join us as Aviation Week editors delve into the details.

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

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

 

Guy Norris, Senior Propulsion Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Thierry Dubois, France Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network

Fireside Chat with NACA President George Novak

June 23

 

Health safety, rebuilding travelers’ trust and navigating the competitive landscape are currently at the forefront of conversations surrounding the air transport industry.

 

- How are US LCCs faring against the majors in the US domestic market?

- What is the status of cargo operations within the context of the pandemic?

- What is the long-term impact and potential market distortions of government financial aid packages?

 

George Novak shares his insight into these questions and more. His more than 30-year career in aviation includes joining NACA as President in 2018 and posts at the Aerospace Industries Association, the George Washing University and the FAA.

 

The National Air Carrier Association (NACA) represents 15 US airlines providing non-scheduled and scheduled passenger and cargo services in North America and around the globe. They include LCCs like Spirit Airlines, Allegiant, Frontier Airlines and Sun Country, and cargo operators like Atlas, Kalitta and Amerijet.

 

Join Aviation Week Network for an interactive webinar focusing on the health and safety rules the air transport industry is implementing, including NACA’s own SAFETY principles.

 

 

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Could the U.S. Military Lose a War to China or Russia?

June 19

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

 

Christian Brose, a former majority director of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and author of the provocative book “The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare,” joins Aviation Week editors to discuss America’s failure to pursue advanced technologies needed to maintain its military edge. The U.S. is now reaching for new networking tools that would allow its joint force to fight as one. But can the Pentagon retool fast enough to match China and Russia?

 

Moderator: Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Christian Brose, Head of Strategy, Anduril Industries

 

Steve Trimble, Defense Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Bradley Perrett, Beijing Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network

 

Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor, Defense and Space, Aviation Week Network

 

 

Fireside Chat with Tony Tyler | Asia-Pacific & Australia Market Update

June 16

 

As the markets in Asia-Pacific, China and Australasia begin to open and airlines and airports across the region restore their networks, traffic demand is returning. As the rest of the world follows, are there lessons learned that could be applied to other regions?

 

What are the economic and virus-control drivers across this vast region that are helping spur air travel restoration? How are LCCs faring against legacy carriers in the pick-up? Which countries have “air corridor/quarantine bubbles” and how is that affecting demand?

 

Former IATA Director General and CEO Tony Tyler will discuss these questions and more with ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker. Tyler is a leading expert on the global air transport industry, having led IATA from 2011 to 2016. Before that, he spent 30 years at Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways, rising to the position of CEO. He is now on the boards of Qantas, Bombardier, Trans Maldivian Airways and lessor BOC Aviation.

 

Join us as Tyler discuses lessons from the Asia-Pacific area that can be learned by the regions of the world where most fleets remain grounded. This interactive webinar featuring audience questions will be live on Wednesday, June 17 at 9am Hong Kong time. It will also be recorded so registrants outside of Asia-Pacific time zones can watch at their convenience.

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Illicit Charter: Intentional or Not

June 16

 

Many expect post-pandemic interest in business aviation to increase as a result of reduced airline service and health concerns related to airline travel. While there are a number of options available to those new to business aviation – charter, jet cards, fractionals, etc. – there are other ways to go aloft, such as paying an aircraft owner to try out the travel option with his aircraft and crew or a private pilot for a quick day trip to a business meeting. The problem is those latter options violate federal regulations risking fines and license suspension and void insurance coverage should an accident result.

 

Join Aviation Week Network as we discuss this crucial topic.

 

 

Panelists:

Moderated by Fred George, Chief Aircraft Evaluation Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Ryan Waguespack, Senior Vice President, National Air Transportation Association

 

Kent Jackson, Founder & Managing Partner, Jetlaw, LLC

 

Don Riley, Operations Safety Inspector, Federal Aviation Administration’s Special Emphasis Investigations Team (SEIT)

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5G: A Threat to Aviation or the Future?

June 12

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

 

The U.S. has found itself in bind after bind over the issue of 5G networks. It needs faster, secure communication networks. But a recent FCC decision to allow Ligado Networks to build an L-band ground-based 5G cellular networks is under fire from industry groups, airline pilots and even the Pentagon over the potential for its signals to disrupt GPS devices.

 

Ligado Networks CEO Doug Smith will join us to discuss how Ligado’s 5G network will benefit the U.S. aviation industry. And we’ll want to know how it can do so without harming the efficacy of GPS - the world’s most ubiquitous positioning, navigation and timing satellite.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists:

Doug Smith, CEO, Ligado Networks

 

Dana Goward, President, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation

 

Bill Carey, Avionics and Safety Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

Michael Bruno, Senior Business Editor, Aviation Week Network

 

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

 

Available on demand

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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Fireside Chat with Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu

June 11

 

As one of the world’s most innovative and resilient airlines, Air Canada’s restart narrative will provide a template for how air travel can be safely restored. President and CEO, Mr. Calin Rovinescu, has been at the helm of Air Canada since 2009 and has been a driving-force behind Air Canada’s profitability and sustainability. Before joining the airline, he was a co-founder and principal at Genuity Capital Markets, an independent investment bank, and a managing partner at law firm Strikeman Elliott. He was chair of the Star Alliance CEO board from 2012 to 2016 and chair of the IATA board of governors in 2014-2015.

 

Join ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker as Mr. Rovinescu details Air Canada’s restart story and how the airline is rethinking the entire air travel journey so that passengers and employees feel safe and economies can be stimulated.

 

 

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Engine Leasing: Recovery and Ramp Up

June 10

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

 

Assessing what the engine leasing market will look like as the market recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic including the competitive landscape for lessors, spare engine supply/demand and material pricing. What’s the outlook for green-time engines?

 

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

 

*Due to a technical issue there are no webcams in this recording

 

 

 

 

 

Panelists: 

Joe Hussar, EVP and Head of Portfolio, ELFC

 

Bobby Janagan, Managing Director at Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance

 

Andrea Luebke, Managing Director, MTU Maintenance Lease Services

 

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

 

What’s Ahead for the Space Development Agency?

June 4
 

 

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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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

 

Adrian Ionascu, Deputy General Director, Blue Air

 

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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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

 

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

Alliance Recording

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

 

 

Sponsored by:

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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

 

VIEW THE RECORDING

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

BizAv Webinar

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

SpaceWebinar

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

1000 EDT / 1500 BST / 1600 CEST
 
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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