EBACE Connect Program Schedule

EBACE Connect education sessions will focus on issues of importance to companies operating business aircraft in Europe, including the state of the industry, safety, environmental best practices and more.

Monday, 17 May 2021 – Press Day

14:00-14:45 CEST
12:00-12:45 UTC
8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. EDT
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) Press Conference
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ)
14:00-14:45 CEST
12:00-12:45 UTC
8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. EDT
Jetex Press Conference
Jetex
15:00-15:45 CEST
13:00-13:45 UTC
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. EDT
Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) Press Conference
Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH)
16:00-16:45 CEST
14:00-14:45 UTC
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EDT
Skyconseil Press Conference
Skyconseil
17:00-17:45 CEST
15:00-15:45 UTC
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EDT
Milano Prime Press Conference
Milano Prime

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

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

14:00-14:50 CEST
12:00-12:50 UTC
8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. EDT
EBACE Connect Opening Keynote
UAS International Trip Support
Sponsored By: UAS International Trip Support

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

Speaker:
Erik Lindbergh, Executive Chairman, VerdeGo Aero & Chairman of the Board, The Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

A pioneering aviator and entrepreneur shares his vision for the carbon-free, multimodal future of aviation. In 2002, Erik Lindbergh retraced his grandfather’s famous transatlantic solo in a single-engine Lancair Columbia 300. That flight raised over $1 million for the XPRIZE and gave birth to the commercial spaceflight industry. Having made history, Lindbergh today is at work making the future. He is a co-founder of VerdgGo, a company designing engines for advanced air mobility vehicles. He also leads the ForeverFlight initiative, advancing zero-carbon fuels for aviation, and he promotes aviation education. Join NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen for an intimate and forward-looking conversation with Lindbergh at the Museum of Flight. The interview will be introduced by EBAA Secretary-General Athar Husain Khan.

15:00-15:45 CEST
13:00-13:45 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:
Alex Durand, CEO, Saxonair
Bernhard Fragner, CEO, GlobeAir
Ian Moore, CCO, VistaJet

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
14:00-15:15 UTC
10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. EDT
Advanced Air Mobility
CAE
Sponsored by: CAE

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
11:30-12:50 UTC
7:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. EDT
Keynote: Five Minutes on the Future
BombardierDaher Aircraft, Inc.
EmbraerGulfstream
Co-Sponsors: Bombardier, Daher Aircraft, Inc., Embraer, and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

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, President, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Benoit Defforge, President, ACJ
James Detwiler, President, Boeing Business Jets
Ron Draper, President and CEO, Textron Aviation
Didier Kayat, CEO, Daher
Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier
Éric Trappier, CEO, Dassault Aviation

15:00-15:45 CEST
13:00-13:45 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
14:00-14:45 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:
Robert Baltus, COO, 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
12:00-12:50 UTC
8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. EDT
The Evolving Workplace: Will Your Business Be Disrupted or Transformed?
Thought Leadership Session

World Fuel Services
Sponsored By: World Fuel Services

14:00-14:50 CEST
12:00-12:50 UTC
8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. EDT
Net-zero Carbon Emissions for Aviation: Forthcoming Reality or Illusion?
Thought Leadership Session
Credit Suisse
Sponsored By: Credit Suisse

Moderator:
Michel Buffat, Credit Suisse

Speakers:
Anthony Patt, ETH Zürich
Claudio Peer, Jet Aviation Business Jets AG

The aviation sector recognizes the target of net-zero emissions and is looking at two technological solutions to eliminate emissions: hydrogen and synthetic kerosene.

15:00-15:50 CEST
13:00-13:50 UTC
9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. EDT
The Importance of Data and Why EVERYTHING Must Be Connected
Thought Leadership Session

MyAirDrops
Sponsored By: myairops

In this important session, myairops will partner with the industry’s leading data players Spire, Aviowiki and MySky to look at how data can help organizations make better decisions, deliver efficiencies and drive business development and optimization. The session will explore the key types of data businesses need, what makes data actionable and the ways connectivity is playing an important role as the industry continues its recovery.

16:00-16:50 CEST
14:00-14:50 UTC
10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. EDT
Planning in the Cloud: The Autonomous Flight Department of the Future
Thought Leadership Session

ForeFlight
Sponsored By: ForeFlight

Join ForeFlight and representatives from across the industry for a discussion about the growing impact of collaborative tools and automated, cloud-based technologies being integrated into daily workflows. The advent of cloud computing and cross-platform services have enabled major advancements in the speed, safety and efficiency of planning even the most complex flights, while keeping flight operations teams in sync with crew members. What does this mean for traditional roles in the operation and how will they evolve as distributed operation models are more widely adopted? This conversation will examine how the integration of these powerful new capabilities are reshaping flight departments for the future.

16:00-16:50 CEST
14:00-14:50 UTC
10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. EDT
The Power of the Connected Aircraft for Enhanced Business Jet Operations
Thought Leadership Session

Collins Aerospace
Sponsored By: Collins Aerospace

Join Collins Aerospace for a conversation about how connected aircraft can help provide an optimal passenger experience, both in the cabin and beyond. Learn how technology can minimize uncertainty caused by delays and reduce unplanned maintenance, which often cause frustration for even the best of operations. Panelists will share current, real life examples of the benefits of connected aircraft and look ahead to the future applications of these new tools.


Thank You EBACE Connect Sponsors

Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH)Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ)Ambry Hill TechnologiesAvfuelBermuda Aircraft RegistryBombardierCanadian PropellerCarolina GSECAECDC CheckCollins AerospaceCredit SussieDaherEmbraerFlight Consulting GroupForeFlightGulfstreamJETEXMyAirDropsPratt & WhitneyUAS International Trip SupportStandard AeroViasatWorld Fuel Services