EBACE Connect Program Schedule

Monday, 17 May 2021 – Press Day

14:00-14:45 CEST
13:00-13:45 UTC
8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. EDT
Jetex Press Conference
JETEX
15:00-15:45 CEST
14:00-14:45 UTC
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. EDT
Collins Aerospace Press Conference
Collins Aerospace

Additional press conferences will be added to this schedule as they are confirmed.

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

14:00-14:50 CEST
13:00-13:50 UTC
8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. EDT
EBACE Connect Opening Keynote
15:00-15:45 CEST
14:00-14:45 UTC
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. EDT
Beyond COVID: Insights from Market Makers and Movers
Collins Aerospace
Sponsored By: Collins Aerospace

Moderator: Paul Walsh, Senior Manager, Member Services, European Business Aviation Association

Speakers:
Thomas Flohr, Founder and Chairman, VistaJet
Bernhard Fragner, CEO, GlobeAir

Business aviation has been hit hard by recent events, yet at the same time has shown its resilience and created new opportunities. COVID and, to a lesser extent, Brexit have made 2020 and 2021 years unlike any other. In some sectors, business aviation welcomed new entrants. Many operations, though, were grounded as a result of travel restrictions. This panel discussion will look into the future and explore how the industry will keep new entrants, if and when travel returns to a pre-pandemic normal; whether advancements in sustainability will attract new entrants who previously shunned business aviation; and other factors that can drive growth in the industry.

16:00-17:15 CEST
15:00-16:15 UTC
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. EDT
Advanced Air Mobility

Moderator: Dr. Anita Sengupta, CEO/Founder, Hydroplane Ltd.

Speakers:
Neil Cloughley, CEO, Faradair Aerospace
Dan Dalton, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Wisk
Florian Reuter, CEO, Volocopter
Dr. Tine Tomažič, CTO, Pipistrel

Advanced air mobility (AAM) incorporates remarkable technological advantages in electric motors, rotors, batteries and flight automation. This technology will become reality within just a few years and will have profound implications for business aviation. Our panel of experts will discuss how AAM will come to be, with a focus on vertiport and air traffic infrastructure requirements and eVTOL aircraft progress.

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

13:30-14:50 CEST
12:30-13:50 UTC
7:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. EDT
Keynote: Five Minutes on the Future

Daher Aircraft, Inc.
Co-Sponsor: Daher Aircraft, Inc.

Moderators:
Ed Bolen, President and CEO, National Business Aviation Association
Athar Husain Khan, Secretary-General, European Business Aviation Association

Speakers:
Michael Amalfitano, President and CEO, Embraer
Markus Bucher, CEO, Pilatus
Mark Burns, CEO, Gulfstream
Benoit Defforge, President, Airbus
James Detwiler, President, Boeing Business Jets
Ron Draper, President and CEO, Textron Aviation
Didier Kayat, CEO, Daher
Eric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier
Éric Trappier, CEO, Dassault

15:00-15:45 CEST
14:00-14:45 UTC
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. EDT
Sustainability: Hydrogen or Electrification – Are We Ready?

World Fuel Services
Co-Sponsor: World Fuel Services

Moderator: Rohit Jaggi, Deputy Editor, Financial Times

Speakers:
Sebastian Fumero, Adviser, European Commission
Dr. Patricia Parlevliet, Senior Research Project Leader, Airbus Blue Sky
Dr. Anita Sengupta, CEO/Founder, Hydroplane Ltd.

Technological and scientific advancements being made in the fields of batteries, composites, fuel cells and beyond will enable more sustainable, smart air mobility, but innovation brings with it both opportunities and challenges. What are the latest trends and how will they develop? What’s the innovation horizon? Can we realistically meet sustainable development goals within the next decade through this work? How will these new technologies and materials influence how aircraft look and fly tomorrow?

16:00-16:45 CEST
15:00-15:45 UTC
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EDT
From Test-bed to Business – Is the Safety Regime Ready for New Technologies?
Canadian Propeller
Sponsored By: Canadian Propeller

Moderator: Johan Glantz, Senior Manager Safety and Regulatory Affairs, European Business Aviation Association

Speakers:
Robert Dingemanse, PAL-V International
Joachim Lücking, Head of Unit, DG Mobility and Transport – Aviation Safety, DG MOVE
Marian-Jean Marinescu, Member of the European Parliament, EPP Group, TRAN Coordinator

New technologies are arriving at a higher rate than ever at the desks of the regulators for certification, but how will they fit in a dated safety infrastructure that already has issues dealing with current technologies? How will the existing safety infrastructure be ready to validate these technologies and make them available as commercially viable products? With safety in focus, how can we fulfil public and business interests? Can we use industry-established best practices and safety nets?

Thursday, 20 May 2021

14:00-14:50 CEST
13:00-13:50 UTC
8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. EDT
Thought Leadership Session

World Fuel Services
Sponsored By: World Fuel Services

15:00-15:50 CEST
14:00-14:50 UTC
9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. EDT
Thought Leadership Session

Pratt & Whitney Canada
Sponsored By: Pratt & Whitney Canada

16:00-16:50 CEST
15:00-15:50 UTC
10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. EDT
Thought Leadership Session

ForeFlight
Sponsored By: ForeFlight

16:00-16:50 CEST
15:00-15:50 UTC
10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. EDT
Thought Leadership Session

Collins Aerospace
Sponsored By: Collins Aerospace


Thank You EBACE Connect Sponsors

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