October 1 and 2, 2018
Grand Hyatt San Francisco
What is it?
The future of aviation. In two days.
REVOLUTION.AERO is the global meeting place for people who are reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation.
A venue for the people leading aero mobility and the second century of powered flight.
The event will bring together new start-ups disrupting the market with companies that have been leading the industry for decades. It will help investors, journalists and opinion formers understand this uniquely regulated industry and help regulators plot the future.
WHEN IS IT?
Grand Hyatt San Francisco, October 1 and 2, 2018.
To register interest as a speaker, an attendee or as a partner please email email@example.com for more information.
Today's industry leaders and people trying to disrupt the industry. A unique blend of start-ups, industry giants, investors, regulators and others shaping the future of flight.
With a mixture of 15 minute (TED-style) presentations and in-depth panels, REVOLUTION.AERO will bring you new insights you can use. There will also be lots of opportunities for you to shape the debate with live and electronic Q&A at the end of each session - as well interactive polling and the opportunity to post anonymous comments. You do not just sit and listen, you lead the content.
Key topics to be covered will include:
Investing in disruption
Why aviation is different to other industries?
What is the future for personal aviation?
How many Ubers does aviation need?
Dean Donovan, Columbia Equity Partners
Keeping leadership in disruptive times
Are airlines and OEMs the right organisations to disrupt aviation?
Can large organisations pivot?
Is aviation biased towards larger organisations?
Naresh Shah, A3 by Airbus
Rethinking the business of business aviation
Is there enough data?
Can anyone solve dead-legs?
Will Uberisation work?
Richard Koe, WINGX
Per Marthinsson, Avinode
Paul Touw, Stellar Labs
Eymeric Segard, LunaJets
How personal aviation can reshape cities
The future for urban mobility
Is autonomous flight really easier than on land?
Who will lead this space?
Keeping the fleet flying
Aircraft and the Internet of Things
Getting to 100% reliability
Should OEMs sell availability rather than aircraft
The psychology of autonomous flight
Will passengers accept not having pilots?
Which will be harder building passenger trust or regulator trust?
How Additive Manufacturing/3D printing can change aircraft and operations
The difference between plastic and metal printing
How additive manufacturing will change systems
When will every airport have 3D printers?
How Blockchain can revolutionise ownership
Will regulators approve the move from paper?
Is Blockchain the future for aircraft records?
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Charge of the light brigade – eVTOL
Where are we now?
Are passengers ready for autonomous flight?
New entrants versus established manufacturers
Is there a Moore’s law for batteries and eVTOL?
Bob Labelle, XTI Aircraft
The need for speed
Why have we not got supersonic aircraft?
Are the biggest challenges technical, economic or regulatory?
Tom Vice, Aerion Supersonic
“I am on a plane” – connecting aircraft
How connected can aircraft get?
What technical challenges remain or is it all about infrastructure?
Will it ever be the same as on the ground?
Bio fuels versus batteries
How much more efficient can engines get
Join the club
The rise of aviation memberships
Can private jets be public jets?
Is colonisation ever going to happen
Can anyone control airspace
UAVs and aircraft
The UAV Goldrush
Who will make the money?
How fast can the sector grow?
Rethinking aviation debt
Can commercial aircraft leasing keep growing?
Is ownership outdated?
Can technology change aircraft finance?
All attendees will also vote on the REVOLUTION DISRUPTORS 2018.
As well as receiving unique validation from industry insiders, investors and other market experts, our partners can also provider mentoring and introductions.
The categories are:
Start-Up Disruptor of the Year 2018
Awarded to any company that has not raised Series-A funding or has had a product in the market for 12 months
Awarded to any private company with less than 100 employees or revenues of $100 million that has already launched and is in the market.
Innovator of the Year 2018
Awarded for the most innovative new product or service of the year. Can be won by any company of any size.
If you would like to nominate your company for any category and possibly pitch your idea at please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: There is no fee to participate in the 2018 DISRUPTORS and the results will be decided by a judging panel and attendees.
columbia equity partners
Chief Executive & Board Member
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Founder & CEO
embry-riddle aeronautical university worldwide
CEO & founder
A3 by Airbus
PRESIDENT & COO
Corporate jet investor, helicopter investor
“An aircraft can only fly when the amount of paperwork exceeds its weight.”
If you would be interested in sponsoring the future of aviation or exhibiting your product please email: email@example.com
Partnering allows you to: showcase your product and innovations; demonstrate your leadership in shaping the future; and help shape the event for the future.
We work very hard to make sure all of our sponsors stand out and get the value from their investment.
Whether you would like to sponsor a cocktail reception, a breakfast or simply arrange a private meeting room - please contact us.
Exhibition stands and table-top displays are available for companies looking to demonstrate their products.
Aerion Supersonic of Reno, Nevada is introducing a new era of practical and efficient supersonic flight. In 2017, the company joined forces with GE Aviation and Lockheed Martin to develop the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet.
The 12-passenger AS2 is expected to fly at a maximum speed of Mach 1.4 over water, and, where permitted by regulation, at speeds approaching Mach 1.2 without a sonic boom reaching the ground. Thanks to its unique supersonic natural laminar flow wing, the aircraft is expected to achieve long range (LA to Paris) and efficiency at supersonic and subsonic speeds. Once fielded, it will reduce trans-Atlantic trips by as much as three hours, enabling business leaders to fly roundtrip between New York and London in a day.
Aerion was formed in 2003 to advance more efficient supersonic technologies. Since that time, the company has developed and demonstrated advanced wing technology in conjunction with NASA and other leading aeronautical institutions. This research includes breakthrough work in supersonic natural laminar flow, the key enabling technology behind the AS2 supersonic business jet.
In November 2015, Aerion announced a fleet order from fractional aircraft fleet operator Flexjet for 20 AS2 aircraft.
JetSmarter is a members-only community that’s disrupting the air travel space by introducing a fresh alternative to the dated and overpriced services offered in private aviation today.
Using the sharing economy model, members can book seats on private jets at prices comparable to commercial or create flights on-demand at a fraction of the cost of traditional chartering – all through a single app.
Since its 2012 launch, JetSmarter has rapidly become the world’s largest private aviation community, moving more annual passengers than anyone else in the industry.
JetSmarter’s vision to create and optimize socially-powered air travel has been backed by numerous strategic and institutional investors, including Clearlake Capital, a $4B private equity fund, and Leucadia National Corporation, a $9B public holding company.
"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through."
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