Upcoming webinars

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    From supersonics to electrics: what chances for disruptive propulsion technologies?

    In association with Raytheon Technologies

    15:00 BST / 10:00 EST Thursday July 23 2020 Are we finally close to reaching a stage where we’ve created aircrafts that are both fossil fuel free, as well as commercial? We’ll discuss recent developments in aerospace and assess the engineering and financial prospects.

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    Commercial aircraft: the next generation

    In association with Embraer

    16:00 BST / 11:00 EST Wednesday July 22 2020 Aircraft manufacturers’ product plans had already been dealt several blows in recent time. So how will coronavirus impact the existing struggles, and also the next generation of single-aisle aircrafts that were earmarked to replace the 737 and A320 families in the 2030s?

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    Future European combat aircraft requirements

    Sponsored by GKN Aerospace

    15:00 BST / 10:00 EST Tuesday July 21 2020 Europe is facing major decisions when it comes to its next generation combat aircraft strategy. Decisions will have to be made soon about how prepared nations are to retain an independent defense manufacturing capability - is a combined industrial effort between Europe’s major defence players the most likely outcome?

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    The post-coronavirus airport: Innovating for the new normal

    In association with Collins Aerospace

    16 July 2020, 3pm BST / 10am EST As aviation begins its slow recovery from the Covid-19 crisis, it is clear that passenger behaviour and the rules around air travel will fundamentally change. And, just as after 9/11, airports will have to adjust to this new reality with radical technologies and ways of managing passenger flow. We have already seen the use of artificial intelligence and other innovations such as touchless check-in and automated gates being introduced to aid the traveller journey. Will the post-coronavirus world see an acceleration of some of these trends as airports and airlines look to introduce health-screening and social distancing measures? Our webinar will bring together expert speakers from two of the world’s largest airports, as well as an airline representative to discuss what the future – near-term and longer-term – will look like for airports themselves and the airlines and passengers that use them.

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    Aerospace leaders on surviving a crisis

    Following our webinar discussion with three prominent former airline CEOs, our focus turns to aerospace, and the challenges the coronavirus lockdown is putting on aircraft manufacturers and the supply chain. Our panel – which includes long-serving former Airbus operations chief Tom Williams and Jack Pelton, who steered Cessna through the turbulent 2000s – will discuss the impact on production, possible survival tactics, best practice from previous crises, and the reshaped industry that might emerge from the other side. Join us for a lively discussion, moderated by FlightGlobal head of strategic content Murdo Morrison, for the chance to put your questions to our panel of experts.

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    Airline chiefs on surviving a crisis

    Sponsored by Airline Business

    This may be the deepest crisis affecting the global airline industry in living memory, but it is by no means the first. From the recession of the early 1990s through the Asian economic crash and 9/11, and from SARS to the 2008 financial crisis, macro-economic shocks have been an occupational hazard for airline leaders. In each of these cases, major brands went to the wall and others survived, and the industry that emerged looked very different to previously. What lessons can history teach us?

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    COVID-19: What hope for aviation and aerospace?

    In a matter of weeks, the airline industry worldwide has been brought to its knees by the coronavirus, with carriers slashing schedules, thousands of aircraft grounded, staff furloughed, and airports empty of passengers. The knock-on effect on the aerospace industry has been equally cataclysmic, with Boeing – already rocked by the Max grounding – pushed to the brink of bankruptcy. Where does a devastated industry go from here?

Upcoming events

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    Airlines 2050

    London, 19 October 2020 Airlines 2050 is the definitive aviation summit for the UK. This landmark event brings together leading industry and government figures to address both the most pressing and the most farsighted issues for the sector.

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    The Airline Strategy Awards

    London, 19 July 2020   The Airline Strategy Awards, organised by Airline Business with Korn Ferry, celebrates individuals and airlines that have exhibited dynamic leadership and clear vision. 

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    Aerospace Big Data EMEA

    London, December 2020 FlightGlobal’s Aerospace Big Data Series connects airframe, engine and systems manufacturers, aftermarket service providers and technology companies with key airlines across the globe.