Revolution.Aero Global 2020

8-10 December 2020 | Virtual Event

Over three days, the 2020 virtual event looked at key developments in the future of flight, with each day focussing on a key theme:

  • Advanced Air Mobility
  • Alternative Power & Sustainable Aviation
  • Business Aviation & Investing in the Revolution Agenda

Day One

Day one: Advanced Air Mobility

Opening remarks
Robert Courts MP, UK Department for Transport 

Developing partnerships in UAM
Moderator: Yuvan Kumar, Revolution.Aero
Gary Gysin, Wisk
Bob Pearce, NASA

State of the Union Address 
Cyrus Sigari, UP.Partners 

Are we dreaming about Vertiports?
Which will be ready first – aircraft or infrastructure?
Charging electric aircraft
Working with cities
Moderator: Darrell Swanson, Swanson Aviation 
Lawrence Blakeley, Vertical Aerospace
Will Fanshawe, Halo Aviation
Cameron Spencer, Flutr 

Fireside chat: FAA perspective
Steve Dickson, FAA

Volocopter: Launching Urban Air Mobility
Christian Bauer, Volocopter

The personal take-off
David Mayman, Jetpack Aviation

Hyundai’s role in creating the future of mobility
Adam Slepian, Hyundai Urban Air Mobility Division

How electric aircraft will re-write the economics of flight 
Moderator: Brian Flynn, DiamondStream Partners
Martin Peryea, Jaunt  
Jeff Engler, Wright Electric 
Lee Human, AeroTec

Day Two

Day two: Alternative power & sustainable aviation

Making aviation sustainable – 100-seat Zero emission jet by 2030  
Val Miftakhov, ZeroAvia

The future of flight
Tim Arel, FAA 

Making flight greener now 
Decarbonizing aviation
Sustainable jet fuel
Green technologies
Moderator: Yuvan Kumar, Revolution.Aero
Dan White, Signol 
Tom Parsons, AirBP 
Niclas Svenningsen, United Nations Climate Change

Why electric flight is the future 
Where are we in 2020?
When will it be widespread?
Moderator: Greg Bowles, Joby Aviation
Charles Armitage, Citi Research
Pavan Daswani, Citi Research
Lee Human, AeroTec
Yesh Premkumar, Hyundai Urban Air Mobility Division
Robin Riedel, McKinsey & Company

Energy Management
Bob Hess, BAE Systems

Challenges of regulating UAM
What are the policy considerations and processes the FAA and DOT will need to consider in updating operational regulations for consumer safety and protection?
Moderator: David Norton, Shackelford , Bowen, McKinley & Norton LLP
Doug Carr, NBAA
Finch Fulton, US Department of Transportation
John McGraw, NATA

Day Three

Day three: Business aviation & investing in the Revolution

The impact of the Revolution on business aviation 
Focus on impact of electric aviation on social aviation
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Andrew Collins, Sentient Jet
Paul Malicki, Flapper  
Adam Twidell, Private Fly

Beyond 2020: The impact of the crisis
Moderator: Tony Payne, DLA Piper
Elie Helou, Airail Corporation
Shashank Nigam, SimpliFlying
David Gard, Deloitte
Chris MacFarlane, Bristow Group

How to make business aviation more efficient 
Are there any easy wins?
Does the industry need standard terms and agreements?
Will it ever be transparent?
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Jean de Looz, MySky 
Andrew Douglas, Make Tech Fly
Alek Vernitsky, Portside Inc.
James Dunthorne, Neuron

Investing in the Fourth Aviation Revolution 
Does regulation give large companies an advantage?
Can smaller companies survive?
Is there enough investment to fund the revolution?
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Jim Adler, Toyota AI Ventures
Srini Ananth, Intel Capital
Raj Singh, JetBlue Technology Ventures   
Brian Schettler, Boeing HorizonX

Are we getting closer to instant charter?
What are the problems?
Fixed fleets and owner approval
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Shaan Bhanji, FlyEasy Software
Toby Edwards, Victor
Diego Magrini, aviowiki

Moving money – charter payments 
What is the problem?
Does it need a single solution?
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Per Marthinsson, Avinode Group
Greg Johnson, Tuvoli

On-demand content

On-demand content

Interview: JetBlue Technology Ventures  
Bonny Simi, JetBlue Technology Ventures

What urban aviation needs to achieve
Sacha Wetzel, Avfoil  

Vertiports: Airport operations but not as we know it
Darrell Swanson, Swanson Aviation 

Maintaining the supply chain
Moderator: Mike Stones, Revolution.Aero
Parimal Kopardekar, NASA
Uma Subramanian, Aero Technologies
Dana Jensen, United States Air Force

Considerations for ground based charging and overall energy needs  
Brett Oakleaf, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 

The Future of Aviation: Electric Propulsion
Huw Hampson-Jones, Oxis Energy 

Why it is too early to write-off jet aviation 
Moderator: Dean Donovan, DiamondStream Partners
Neil Cloughley, Faradair 
Kevin Noertker, Ampaire 
Eric Bartsch, VerdeGo Aero  
Andrew Patton, ZeroAvia 

How can start-ups find early investment – seed to D 
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Katerina Barilov, Shearwater Aero Capital
Brian Foley, AvStrategies 
Dylan Itzikowitz, Founders Factory 
Peter Shannon, Radius Capital