EBACE2024 Sustainability Summit

Business aviation has long been a pioneer in aviation sustainability. The 2009 Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change (BACCC) pledged that the industry would reduce carbon emissions 50% by 2050, increase fuel efficiency 2% per year from 2010 to 2020, and achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020.

The EBACE2024 Sustainability Summit will continue the industry’s efforts to ensure a zero-carbon future for the sector. Participants will hear from leaders in next-generation propulsion systems, advanced air mobility, carbon-reduction advances and other sustainability initiatives.

Tuesday, 28 May 2024

13:00 – 14:00

Future of Flight – The Balance Between Technology and the Human Touch

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Freshta Farzam, LYTE Aviation
Dan Sloat, CEO Volatus
Ivor Van Dartel, Vaeridion

Delve deep into the game-changing impact of innovative air mobility (IAM) technologies on pilot training, cockpit design and ergonomics. Join us as we unravel the mysteries surrounding human factors in the design process. It’s not just a discussion; it’s an exhilarating exploration into the future of flight, where innovation and technology collide to reshape the very essence of business aviation. This electrifying session promises to challenge your perceptions and ignite your passion for the evolving world of innovative air mobility!

14:30 – 15:30

S.T.A.R.S. – Elevating Business Aviation to New Sustainability Heights

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Sus Dierckx, Flying Group
Emilio Huelga, The Air Law Firm
Sébastien Lacube, Azzera
Patrick Mury, Cat Aviation

Moderator:
Maureen Gautier, EBAA

Gain knowledge on the revolutionary framework of S.T.A.R.S. (Standards & Training for Aviation Responsibility and Sustainability). Enter a new era of aviation, where sustainability isn’t just a goal, it’s the star of the show. Join us as we introduce industry-wide sustainable standards, complemented with a distinctive label, set to transform the business aviation sector. Be part of the excitement, as we navigate towards a future where every flight is a beacon of responsibility and sustainability. Don’t miss your chance to witness the birth of a new business aviation era – where S.T.A.R.S. lead the way!

Wednesday, 29 May 2024

10:00 – 11:00

SAF Case Study: The Quest for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Willie Brewster, Signature Aviation
Tom Cahill, World Fuel Services
Hendrik Stannius, Air BP
Andrew Thomas, VistaJet

Moderator:
Stewart D’Leon, NBAA

Witness an electrifying panel discussion that positions not only SAF producers, SAF distributors and FBOs, but also aircraft operators at the forefront of the eco-conscious revolution. With an urgent call to shrink carbon footprints, join us as industry experts unite to uncover sustainable aviation fuel solutions tailored specifically for business aircraft operators. This session will be your journey to where innovation meets responsibility, and give you a deeper understanding of the dynamic quest for a greener, more sustainable future in sustainable aviation fuel.

11:30 – 12:30

Innovation to the Rescue! Potential Roles of Drones and eVTOLs in EMS

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Carl Dietrich, Jump Aero
Freshta Farzam, LYTE Aviation
Svilen Rangelov, Dronamics

Moderator:
Dan Sloat, President AAM Institute

Transcend the ordinary and explore the extraordinary potential of innovative air mobility (IAM) in humanitarian and rescue missions. From blazing through the skies on life-saving missions, to transporting time-critical materials like organs, blood and medical equipment, these futuristic aircraft are rewriting the rules of business aviation. Be part of an electrifying discussion where innovation meets compassion, and witness how these innovative vehicles are becoming the heroes of the sky. Don’t miss your chance to be on the frontline of a revolution that’s changing the face of humanitarian efforts with the speed and agility of IAM!

12:00 – 13:00

Sustainable Ops: Best Practices for Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Conference Stage

Panelists:
Sébastien Couturier, Paris-Le Bourget Airport
Daniela Flierl, AirGO Private Airline
Christopher Peregrine, Eurocontrol
Max Van Cauwenberghe, RISE

Moderator:
Melissa Capizzi, EBAA

Dive deep into the pivotal role of the business aviation industry in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. From the first stroke of flight planning, to the intricate dance of routing and air traffic management, every decision from the ground up becomes a powerful lever shaping an aircraft’s environmental legacy. Learn to climb fast to net-zero emissions from our panel of experts who will share game-changing innovative insights and practical tips on how to enhance the broad scope of operations, paving the way for a greener, more sustainable business aviation future. Don’t just fly – soar into a future where every flight decision process evaluates the environmental effect.

13:00 – 14:00

The Hydrogen Horizon: From H2 to Net Zero

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Dr. Anita Sengupta, Hydroplane
Jacques-Alexis Verrecchia, Beyond Aero

Immerse yourself in a high-octane session featuring the entire hydrogen supply chain, from cutting-edge airport solutions to revolutionary engine manufacturers and trailblazing operators. This isn’t just a discussion – it’s a thrilling adventure into the future of business aviation fuel. Brace for high-energy vibes as experts from every link in the hydrogen supply chain converge to illuminate the skies with their insights. Be part of the excitement and ride the wave of hydrogen innovation.

15:30 – 16:30

Empowering Autonomy: Navigating Aviation Safety in a Dynamic World

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Colin Russell, Flexjet Europe
Ivor van Dartel, Vaeridion

Moderator:
Adam Twidell, Halo Aviation

How compatible are the concepts of safety and autonomous flight? This session will review the safety features and innovative autonomous capabilities of nnovative air mobility (IAM) projects and look at how AI can play a role in maintaining and even improving safety levels.

Thursday, 30 May 2024

10:00 – 11:00

Aviation Sustainability: More Than CO2 Emissions

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Gregoire James, International Aviation Waste Management Association (IAWMA)
Bruce Parry, Bombardier
Kennedy Ricci, 4AIR
Nicola-Jane Sellers, Luxaviation Group

Moderator:
Claude Hurley, IBAC

While the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions is a critical aspect of aviation sustainability, the broader concept encompasses a multitude of environmental, social and economic factors. This panel discussion brings together thought leaders and experts from the aviation industry to explore the holistic view of sustainability in aviation beyond CO2 emissions. Join us to explore the vast landscape where environmental, social and economic factors converge to redefine the future of business aviation.

11:30 – 12:30

Going the Extra Mile – Will Intermodal Transportation Expand Business Aviation? 

Innovation Stage

Panelists:
Dr. Jean Botti, VoltAero
Marc-Henry de Jong, Electron
Freshta Farzam, LYTE Aviation
Dr. Anita Sengupta, Hydroplane

Moderator:
Robin Riedel, McKinsey

Learn how the integration of innovative and sustainable aircraft with other modes of transport, such as public transit and ride-sharing, will reshape transportation at scales large and small.