- 29 June-1 July 2021 | Virtual Event
The 2021 event provided an unique opportunity to see into the future. The three day event looked at key developments in the future of flight featuring the industry leaders who are driving the fourth aviation revolution.
Why Wheels Up want to lead the Revolution
Kenny Dichter, Wheels Up
Let’s talk about it: continuing aviation’s safety success
Ben Tigner, Overair
Josh Aronoff, Overair
SPAC to the future
How to find targets
What do they need to go public?
Moderator: Yuvan Kumar, Revolution.Aero
Eric Affeldt, Experience Investment Corp.
Kirsten Bartok Touw, AirFinance
Davina Kaile, Pillsbury Wnthrop Shaw Pittman
Living the innovator’s dilemma
Innovation centres and Venture funds
Moderator: Alasdair Whyte, Revolution.Aero
Oz Eliav, Cockpit Innovation
Thomas d’Halluin, Airbus Ventures
Jim Lockheed, JetBlue Technology Ventures
Brian Schettler, Boeing HorizonX
Disrupting from within
David Rottblatt, Eve Urban Air Mobility
Come Together: Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act
Moderator: David Norton, Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton
Ed Bolen, NBAA
Katie Kentfield, United States Senate
The electric aviation evolution
How far have we got?
Batteries, charging – what are the biggest problems to solve?
Moderator: Adam Twidell, OneSky
George Bye, Bye Aerospace
Allen Gardner, Skydweller Aero
Bruno Mombrinie, Metrohop
Kevin Noertker, Ampaire
Public Use Cases of eVTOL & Next Gen Aviation technology
Moderator: Robin Riedel, McKinsey & Company
Carl Dietrich Jump Aero
Nathan Diller, AFWERX
Yolanka Wulff, CAMI
Building ecosystem and infrastructure
Yesh Premkumar, Hyundai Urban Air Mobility
State of the (AAM) Union Address
The fourth annual guide from UP.Partners
Cyrus Sigari, UP.Partners
Winning: Who will win in the AAM race?
Is it too early to say which companies will be the winners?
Cash versus technology versus business model
Moderator: Cyrus Sigari, UP.Partners
Sergio Cecutta, SMG Consulting
Mark Moore, Whisper Aero
Kolin Schunck, Lufthansa Innovation Hub
Fireside chat: Joby Aviation
Eric Allison, Joby Aviation
The long way (commuting) home
The long distance commute
Planes vs. Cars vs. Home
Dean Donovan, DiamondStream Partners
The regional commute
John Langford, Electra.aero
A billion dollars here, a billion dollars there
What are the main assumptions behind AAM/EVTOL/electric aviation forecasts?
What are forecasters missing?
Moderator: Robin Riedel, McKinsey & Co.
Pavan Daswani, Citi Research
Ronald Epstein, Bank of America
Gregor Grandl, Porsche Consulting
Infrastructure for the revolution
What is missing?
Who will provide the infrastructure?
Moderator: Adrienne Lindgren, Hyundai Urban Air Mobility
Stuart Bloomfield, urban-Air Ports Ltd.
Brian Flynn, DiamondStream Partners
Clint Harper, City of Los Angeles
Ricky Sandu, urban-Air Port
Chris Sequeria, CJSC LLC
Jim Tighe, Wisk
High-integrity energy management and flight control solutions for AAM
Justin McClellan, BAE Systems
Aircraft Development in Emerging Tech
Lee Human, AeroTEC
Regulating new technologies
What are the issues for certifying new technology with the FAA?
Moderator: Laura Jennings Ochoa, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Lee Human, AeroTEC
Peter Lyons, Overair
David Mayman, JetPack Aviation
CEO chat: BLADE Urban Air Mobility
Rob Wiesenthal, BLADE Urban Air Mobility
Flying solo: The autonomous future
Moderator: Mike Stones, Revolution.Aero
Gary Gysin, Wisk
Anne-Claire Le Bihan, Acubed by Airbus
Andreas Perotti, Ehang
Marc Piette, Xwing
Luuk van Dijk, Daedalean AI
Avionics Certification Automated
Filip Verhaeghe, Sol.One
Download Filip’s presentation here
The hydrogen revolution
Moderator: Mona Dajani, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw
Andy Marsh, Plug Power
Val Miftakhov, ZeroAvia
Michael Tritt, Lane Power & Energy Solutions
Moving towards viability: Regulatory and Operational hurdles to UAM and practical approaches to address them
What are the hurdles the industry faces to viability?
Insights from operators to help with these hurdles
Moderator: Todd Wolynski, White & Case
David Fowkes, Raymond James
David Stepanek, Bristow Group
Financing new assets
Who will provide debt for new aircraft?
What financiers look for
Moderator: Katerina Barilov, Jump Aero
Edward Gross, Vedder Price
Shelley Svoren, Infinite Branches
Bill Wolf, Lobo Leasing
The perfect package
Delivering the autonomous revolution
Moderator: Brian Flynn, DiamondStream Partners
Manal Habib, MightyFly
David Merrill, Elroy Air
Robert Rose, Reliable Robotics
Svilen Rangelov, Dronamics
What is on the Horizon: Looking to the future
Brandon Robinson, Horizon Aircraft