Revolution.Aero 2022

12-13 September 2022 | San Francisco Agenda

September 12th

08.00 Breakfast & Registration

08.30 Opening Remarks
Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero


08.35 Panel: Don’t look back in hangar: How have early investments performed
Which types of investments have paid off to date? Which categories need a lot more capital, and will these funds be available when needed? When will today’s investments pay off? Which sectors are being missed? The technical and regulatory challenges to overcome for eVTOLs Where will we be at Revolution.Aero 2027
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Jim Lockheed, JetBlue Technology Ventures
Brian Schettler, AE Industrial Partners
Jim Alder, Toyota Ventures
Paul Willard, Grep VC
Francois Chopard, Starburst


09.15 FAA keynote address
Lirio Liu, FAA


09.35 Panel: How democratised is personal aviation?
The supply/demand imbalance
What needs to happen for more growth?
Opportunities in AAM
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero Andrew Collins, OneSky
Rob Wisenthal, Blade Urban Air Mobility
Ben Howard, KinectAir
Matthew Sattler, Supernal


10.15 Morning Coffee hosted by Bristow Group

10.35 Panel: The future for regional aviation
Do we need a separate ecosystem?
Potential in small, under-served airports
Cross-Modality co-operation Where globally is best prepared
Moderator: Adam Twidell, OneSkyFlight
James Stewart, Electra.Aero Kevin Noertker, Ampaire James Dorris, Odys Aviation


11.10 Solo: $14 billion and growing: The funding behind aviation start-ups
Funding trends by technology area
Breakdown of investor base
The rise of aerospace CVCs
What is next for aviation start up funding
Jay Carmel, Avascent


11.30 Panel: Delivering on freight Why freight will come first Weight vs range BVLOS vs automated vs piloted
Moderator: David Fowkes, Raymond James David Merill, Elroy Air Joshua Resnick, Parallel Flight Technologies Svilen Rangelov, Dronamics


12.10 Lunch hosted by OneWeb

13.30 AAM regulation changes in US & Europe
Moderator: David Norton, Shakelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton
Chris Rocheleau, NBAA
Robert Baltus, EBAA
Keith Deberry, NATA


14.05 Fireside Chat: Preparing for the new financial climate Extending the financial runway Kirsten Bartok-Touw, New Vista Capital & New Vista Acquisition Corp


14.25 Panel: Flying on public markets
lessons from the SPAC bonanza How much cash do you need to get to production?
Does listing make sense for trailblazers
Moderator: Savi Syth, Raymond James
Eduardo Siffert Couto, EVE Urban Air Mobility
Mark Mesler, Archer Aviation Jonathan Ornstein, Mesa Air
Martin Peryea, Jaunt Air Mobility


15.05 Panel: Vertical Integration: Build vs Buy
Pros and cons of vertical integration how to decide what to outsource
Is building whole ecosystems too ambitious?
Moderator: Dean Donovan, DiamondStream Partners Andreas Raptopoulos, Matternet Carl Dietrich, Jump Aero
Lukas Obrist, Swiss Drones


15.45 Afternoon Tea hosted by Bristow Group

16.05 Panel: Powering the revolution
How fast is technology advancing?
lessons from other industries
What is the best battery business model
Moderator: Elan Head, The Air Current
Richard Wang, Cuberg
Nathan Millecam, EPS Energy Yesh Premkumar, Supernal
Max Liben, H3X
Shashank Sripad, And Battery Aero


16.45 Pitch@ Revolution.Aero Judges: Jannis Toepfer, Supernal Brian Schettler, AE Industrial Partners


17.45 Closing Remarks
Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero

13th September

08.00 Breakfast and Registration

08.30 Opening Remarks
Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero

08.35 Panel: Crystal Balls: forecasting the future of flight Avoiding undershooting or getting carried away
What are the biggest risks when forecasting AAM
Are we about to enter the valley of disillusionment
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero Robin Riedel, McKinsey & Company Darshan Divarkaran, AFWERX U.S Air Force


09.15 Fireside: Is the only way UP Looking beyond the hype
Exciting tomorrow’s workforce
Cyrus Sigari, UP.Partners

09.35 Solo: What is next for Zipline
Conor French, Zipline


09.55 Panel: Scaling carrier economics to small AAM aircraft Moderator: David Spurlock, DiamondStream Partners
Myles Goeller, Reliable Robotics David Fowkes, Raymond James Marc Ausman, Electra.Aero


10.35 Morning Coffee hosted by Bristow Group

10.55 Panel: Rethinking Sustainable Aviation
Are all SAFs equal?
How can producers lower costs? Are all feedstocks equal?
How can more production be encouraged?
Is production scalable, what are the barriers?
Hooman Yazhari, Kiverdi
Dan Robertson, Kiverdi


11.15 Solo: How advanced Aerial Mobility will transform the economy
How changes in the relative cost of aviation vs ground transportation will ripple through the economy?
what changes can we expect to see in the future transportation network?
How will this effect the utilisation of physical assets?
Dean Donovan, DiamondStream Partners


11.35 Panel: Operating new aircraft
Lessons from existing experts Why operating is the hardest job in business aviation
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero Bryan Willows, Bristow Group Christophe Lapierre, Luxaviation Chris Courtney, CAE


12.10 Lunch hosted by OneWeb

13.20 Panel: Is Hydrogen the answer?
Retrofitting vs new aircraft
Is low altitude operation a hindrance?
When can this be overcome? Moderator: Elan Head, The Air Current
Lee Human, AeroTEC
Alex Ivanenko, Hypoint
Anuj Totapudi, ZeroAvia
Bob Criner, Stralis.Aero
Loris Gliner, Universal Hydrogen Anita Sengupta, Hydroplane


14.15 Fireside Chat: The scalability of SAF
Darren Fuller, Alder Fuels


14.30 Panel: The conscious aircraft
Why the connected aircraft is just the start
What needs to be measured?
is this the end of unscheduled maintenance?
Moderator: Brian Flynn, DiamondStream Partners
Ben Griffin, OneWeb
Tony Pucciarella, Alaris Pro
Jed Kalkstein, GPMS International
Andrew Donnelly, Collins Aerospace


15.05 Solo: Autonomy – Esoteric Philosophy or practical Requirements
Stephane Fymat, Honeywell


15.25 Financing advanced aircraft Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Nigel Leishman, LCI
Andrew Lewis, Mobility Capital Katya Bulatova, Alton Aviation Consultancy
Gustavo Semeraro, Lobo Leasing


16.05 Afternoon Tea hosted by Bristow Group

16.25 Solo: Early adoption to gain public acceptance
Leverage 70+ years of vertical lift operations and safety management
Prove this new tech can be operated safely, reliably and efficiently to all stakeholders
The intersection of a revolution in aerospace with the evolution of safety.
Mandy Nelson, Bristow Group


16.45 Panel: I think therefore I AAM
Have regulator attitudes shifted? Does AAM work with pilots?Moderator: Matt Thurber, AIN Media Group
Earl Lawrence, XWing
Juerg Frefel, Reliable Robotics Scot Campbell, Airbus UTM
Luuk van Dijk, Daedalean AI


17.25 Defense and commercial aviation revolution
Nathan Diller, AFWERX U.S Air Force


17.45 Closing Remarks
Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero