Revolution.Aero 2023 Dublin

25th & 26th April 2023 | Dublin

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“By far the most valuable event we’ve been to”
Bristow Group 

As soon as you walk into the Westin Hotel you will realise that you are at a very different aviation event. Revolution.Aero Dublin 2023 will be a unique gathering of the people who are leading – funding and supporting – the future of flight.

Rival companies come together to discuss and solve mutual problems. Investors looking for the new opportunities meet with technical experts.


“At the first Revolution.Aero, I met David Merrill, CEO of Elroy Air. We invested in his company shortly thereafter. We’ve now invested in at least three of the companies that presented this year and are close to investing in a fourth. I always learn something I didn’t know, meet the industry’s leaders, and identify companies in which we will invest.”

DiamondStream Parners


Revolution.Aero Dublin will look at opportunities and challenges for companies involved with:

  • Advanced Air Mobility
  • Autonomous Aviation
  • Electric aircraft
  • Hydrogen
  • Vertiports and infrastructure

The Future is wide open in Advanced Air Mobility. Revolution.Aero is the place to meet the visionaries and dreamers but also the many people who will actually make it happen

eVertiport Agenda

Tuesday 25th April

09.00 Opening Remarks

09.05 Welcome to Ireland
Why Ireland is the perfect place to start operations
Declan Fitzpatrick, Irish Aviation Authority

09.15 Drafting out the Fourth Aviation Revolution
What assumptions can we make?
Is it too early to work out the impact new technology will have?
Sergio Cecutta, SMG Consulting
Jay Carmel, Oliver Wyman
Stephan Baur, Roland Berger
Joshua Ng, Alton Aviation Consultancy

09.55 Vertical Aerospace – Revolutionising Urban Air Mobility and electrifying air travel
Stephen Fitzpatrick, Vertical Aerospace

10.15 Morning Coffee

10.45 What role will operating lessors play?
New aircraft versus commercial and helicopter leasing
How can you forecast residual values?
Cargo versus passenger versus urban versus regional
How big a market will it become?
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Marc Tembleque Vilalta, Avolon

James Greenstreet, Falko
Gustavo Semeraro, Lobo Leasing
Jaspal Jandu, LCI

11.25 EVE Air Mobility – a start up from an existing leader
Andre Stein, EVE Air Mobility

11.45 The Regional Revolution
Electric-hybrid versus pure electric
How big is the market?
What will new aircraft compete with?
Moderator: Patrick Edmond, Altair Advisory
James Dorris, ODYS Aviation
Claudio Camelier, Heart Aerospace
Nick Rogers, KinectAir
Tine Tomazic, Pipistrel

12.25 Manna from Heaven
Bobby Healy, Manna

12.45 Lunch

14.05 Fireside Chat with Supernal
Matthew Sattler, Supernal

14.25 How the electric aviation revolution is speeding up
What are the main options for aircraft?
Who should own batteries?
Will certification hurdles slow innovation?
Richard Charlton, Electro.Aero
Joshua Stewart, BAE Systems

15.05 Autonomous Aviation: protecting your new technology assets
How can you harness the power of data
Understanding the protection landscape
Moderator: Morag Macdonald, Bird & Bird
Mark Leach, Bird & Bird

15.45 Afternoon Tea

16.15 Build it and they will land
How will Vertiports make money?
How much funding is needed?
Can infrastructure keep up with aircraft?
Moderator: Meghan Eisenstein, NATA
Duncan Walker, Skyports
Clem Newton-Brown, Skyportz
Wouter du Preez, Greenstar Aviation Partners
Brad Miller, Ferrovial Vertiports

17.00 [email protected]
Judges Include:
Nichola Bates, Boeing

18.00 Cocktail Reception

Wednesday 26th April 

09.00 Opening Remarks

09.05 Finding early-stage investment
Has appetite changed?
The role of accelerators
Strategic versus return investors
Moderator: Richard Moody, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions
Nichola Bates, Boeing
Oz Eliav, Cockpit Innovations

09.45 Archer Aviation – Are partnerships key to being operational?
Mark Mesler, Archer Aviation

10.05 Whose sky is it anyway?
Managing shared airspace
Working with existing ATC systems
Moderator: Dean Donovan, DiamondStream Partners

10.45 Future of Flight realism: The challenges and opportunities of both decarbonising aviation and AAM 
Chris Brown, KPMG

11.05 Morning Coffee

11.35 Overcoming the Hype – ushering AAM into an operational reality
Dave Stepanek, Bristow Group

11.55 Who will fly new aircraft?
How many pilots will AAM need?
Will new operators compete with existing operators?
How can you train thousands of new pilots efficiently?
Stella-Marissa Hughes, CAE
Julie Garland, Avtrain
Christophe Lapierre, Luxaviation

12.35 The autonomous aviation revolution
How to reassure passengers?
Does Urban Air Mobility need autonomy to add up?
Alison Wyrick, Honeywell

12.55 Lunch

14.10 Financing manufacturing and the first deliveries
What options are available for OEMs and customers?
How can governments support new manufacturers?
Moderator: Eddie Gross, Vedder Price
Joshua Ng, Alton Aviation Consultancy

14.50 ZeroAvia – The hydrogen aircraft race
James McMicking, ZeroAvia

15.10 Flying on the public markets: Europe Edition
Moderator: Senior Representative, Raymond James
Dave Stepanek, Bristow Group

15.50 Keynote Presentation: Beta Technologies
Patrick Buckles, Beta Technologies

16.10 Afternoon Tea

16.40 Elroy Air: Rethinking Freight
Grant Newman, Elroy Air

17.00 The rising tide of amphibious aviation
When almost 2/3 of the world’s surface is water, why not use it as a runway?
Do we mean flying boats or amphibious aircraft, which hold greater potential
Are the lessons learnt from the Soviet Union and its Ekranoplan being ignored?
Billy Thalheimer, Regent
George Alafinov, Jekta

17.30 The economics of advanced air mobility
The future versus the history
How low can operating costs go?
Dean Donovan, DiamondStream Partners





Lead Sponsor

Bristow Group Inc. is the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions. Bristow primarily provides aviation services to a broad base of major integrated, national and independent offshore energy companies. Bristow provides commercial search and rescue (SAR) services in several countries and public sector SAR services in the United Kingdom (U.K.) on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. Additionally, the Company offers ad hoc helicopter and fixed wing transportation services. Bristow currently has customers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Dutch Caribbean, Guyana, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Spain, Suriname, Trinidad, the U.K. and the U.S.

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Bird & Bird is a truly international firm with more than 1,400 lawyers worldwide. We are committed to clients being transformed by technology and the digital world. We have leading-edge expertise across the full range of legal services, with a particular focus on technology driven, IP-rich and regulated industries. Our teams are excellent at managing complex projects across multiple regions with a seamless one firm approach. You need advisors who are fully focused on this sector and it’s complexities, which is why we provide a team of dedicated aviation & aerospace specialists who truly understand how new technologies are revolutionising advanced air mobility.

As you adapt and innovate, you'll need a firm that's hardwired to anticipate and uncover the opportunities in change. You'll need a firm that will ask the right questions to shape the right objective. And you'll need proactive, practical, and commercially led advice on how to get there. It's what we do and it's what makes us your go-to firm, whether you're facing disruption or creating it. You can trust us to know your sector as well as you do, to be curious, and to connect the dots to reach solutions others don’t. And you can trust us to deliver as promised – and more.
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