Berlin, Germany 24-26 November 2020

Berlin Aviation Summit 2020

The 2nd Berlin Aviation Summit 2020:
Aviation for the Future – Change is NOW!

24 November 2020

 

In times of political and societal demand for emission-free aviation, the future of aviation is under close scrutiny. What are the major challenges for the commercial aviation business in the future? Will passengers be willing to pay the bill for climate-neutral aviation? What technological innovations will be necessary to produce future aircraft? How can we increase efficiency in air traffic management while keeping safety standards as high as possible? And in particular and most recently, how does the current crisis caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic affect aviation today and for the future? The answers to these and many other questions will shape the future of aviation.

At the 2nd Berlin Aviation Summit (BAS), high-ranking representatives from all relevant fields addressed these questions from economic, political, technological and scientific perspectives. The summit offered key players in politics and science, industry, finance, energy and global air traffic a platform to share and discuss technology perspectives, investment strategies and policies. This year, the BAS will be taking place in an adapted format with an on-site programme for speakers and invited guests in Berlin along with an online offering via our streaming platform for virtual participants.

The 2nd Berlin Aviation Summit is a joint event of the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). It is part of the 8th European Aeronautics Days (#AeroDays2020), the leading event in aviation research and innovation, a platform to share and review the latest developments in aeronautics and air transport across the European Union. Under the patronage of the European Commission and the Federal Republic of Germany, which will hold the EU Council presidency in the second half of 2020, the summit convened decision-makers to discuss the future of aeronautics and global air transport.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Berlin Aviation Summit – the Davos of Aviation – in 2022 again! Join the auditorium and shape the future of aviation with your ideas! By invitation only & Chatham House Rules!

Program

24. November 2020
12:00 - 13:00
Welcome / Registration

Check out the virtual platform:
• exchange with fellow guests at virtual coffee tables or in one-one chats
• visit virtual exhibition booths and video-chat / get in contact with the exclusive exhibitors
• check-out the Partner Lounge and watch inspiring company movies
• join our meet&greet session with Richard Aboulafia, Vice-President Analysis, Teal Group (during the networking break)

13:00 - 13:05
Opening Ceremony I: Video-Presentation

Presenters: Conny Czymoch, Richard Weiß

13:05 - 13:15
Opening Ceremony II: Welcome Addresses

Presenter:Conny Czymoch

By #AeroDays2020 Organizers:
– Prof. Rolf Henke, Representative Aviation of the Executive Board, DLR; Vice-Chair, ACARE
– Reiner Winkler, Executive Board Member for Aviation, BDLI
– Catalin Nae, President & General Director, INCAS

13:15 - 13:21
#BAS2020 – 1st Keynote Opening Address: Aviation for the Future – Change is Now

Presenter: Richard Weiß

Keynote Speaker:
Adina Vălean, Commissioner for Transport, European Commission (video-statement)

13:21-13:36
#BAS2020 – 2nd Keynote Opening Address: Aviation for the Future – Change is Now

Presenter: Conny Czymoch

Keynote Speaker:
Peter Altmaier, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

13:36-13:45
#BAS2020 – 3rd Keynote Opening Address: Aviation for the Future – Change is Now

Presenter: Richard Weiß

Keynote Speaker:
Salvatore Sciacchitano, Council President, ICAO

13:45 - 13:55
Economics of Air Transport and Aircraft Manufacturing in the New Normal: Market Insights from Richard Aboulafia

Presenter: Richard Weiß

Keynote Speaker:
Richard Aboulafia, Vice-President Analysis, Teal Group

13:55 - 14:20
Executive Perspectives on the Future of Aircraft Systems

Presenters: Conny Czymoch

Keynote Intervention (Part I):
Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer, Airbus

Interview (Part II):
Sir Michael Arthur, President International, Boeing

14:20 - 14:40
Executive Perspectives on the Future of Operations

Presenter: Richard Weiß

Panelists:
Tewolde GebreMariam, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines
Rafał Milczarski, Chief Executive Officer, LOT
Alexandre de Juniac, General Director & Chief Executive Officer, IATA (video-statement)

14:40 - 15:00
Executive Perspectives on the Future of Aeronautic Technologies

Presenters: Conny Czymoch

Panelists:
Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Officer, Airbus
Greg Hyslop, Chief Engineer, Boeing

 
Clean Sky towards Climate-Neutrality:
Axel Krein, Executive Director, Clean Sky 2

15:00 - 15:15
Executive Perspectives on the Future of Propulsion Systems

Presenters: Richard Weiß

Panelists:
Geoff Hunt, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney
Arjan Hegeman, Director Advanced Technology, GE Aviation
Paul Stein, Chief Technology Officer, Rolls-Royce

15:15 - 15:30
Executive Perspectives on the Future of Air Traffic Management

Presenters: Conny Czymoch

Panelists:
Iacopo Prissinotti, Director Network Management, EUROCONTROL

Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer, FAA ATO

 

Specific focus on the role ATM in Europe:
Florian Guillermet, Executive Director, SESAR

15:30 - 15:45
Executive Perspectives on the Future of Aviation Safety

Presenters: Richard Weiß

Keynote Interview:
Patrick Ky, Executive Director, EASA

15:45 - 16:20
Networking-Break

Check out the virtual platform:
meet&greet session with Richard Aboulafia, Vice-President Analysis, Teal Group
• exchange with fellow guests at virtual coffee tables or in one-one chats
• visit virtual exhibition booths and video-chat / get in contact with the exclusive exhibitors
• check-out the Partner Lounge and watch inspiring company movies

16:20-16:30
Executive Perspectives on Sustainability in Aviation from a Research Perspective

Presenters: Richard Weiß

Keynote Speaker:
James Morhard, Deputy Administrator, NASA

16:30 - 16:45
Political Perspectives on the Future of Sustainable Aviation

Presenters: Richard Weiß

Panelists:
Marian-Jean Marinescu, Member of the European Parliament
Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, Club of Rome & Ambassador for Europe, Energy Transition Commission

16:45 - 17:00
Executive Perspectives on the Future of Aeronautical Science

Presenters: Conny Czymoch

Panelists:
Prof. Rolf Henke, Representative Aviation of the Executive Board, DLR; Vice-Chair, ACARE
Bob Pearce, Associate Administrator, NASA
Simon Weeks, Chief Technology Officer, ATI

17:00 - 17:15
Executive Perspectives on the Future of Aviation Fuels

Presenters: Conny Czymoch

Panelists:
Fabian Ziegler, Chief Executive Officer, Shell Germany

Thorsten Lange, Executive Vice President Aviation, Neste
Maarten Van Dijk, Managing Director, SkyNRG

17:15 - 17:30
Executive Perspectives on the Future of Ground Systems

Presenter: Richard Weiß

Panelists:
Michael Eggenschwiler, Chief Executive Officer, Hamburg Airport
Samantha Bricker, Chief Sustainability and Revenue Management Officer, Los Angeles World Airports

17:30 - 17:45
Executive Perspectives on the Future of Financial Investments in Aviation

Presenters: Richard Weiß

Panelists:
Michael Menhart, Global Chief Economist, Munich Re

Joseph McGinley, Head of Investor Relations, AerCap

17:45 - 18:00
Concluding Remarks

Presenters: Conny Czymoch, Richard Weiß

By #AeroDays2020 Organizers:
– Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
– Prof. Rolf Henke, Representative Aviation of the Executive Board, DLR; Vice-Chair, ACARE
– Reiner Winkler, Executive Board Member for Aviation, BDLI
– Catalin Nae, President & General Director, INCAS

 

Presentation of Digital Graphic Recording output of the event

18:00
Closing

Presenters

Conny Czymoch

Independent international moderator and journalist

Richard Weiss

Reporter midcaps, Bloomberg LP

Speakers

Richard L. Aboulafia

Vice President of Analysis at Teal Group

Peter Altmaier

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

Sir Michael Arthur

Senior Vice President, Boeing

Samantha Bricker

Chief Environmental and Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles World Airports

Teri L. Bristol

Chief Operating Officer Air Traffic Organization, FAA

Maarten v. Dijk

Managing Director, SkyNRG

Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Ambassador for Europe, Energy Transition Commission; Co-President Club of Rome

Guillaume Faury

Airbus Chief Executive Officer

Florian Guillermet

Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking

Alexandre de Juniac

Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IATA

Michael Eggenschwiler

Chief Executive Officer, Hamburg Airport

Tewolde Gebremariam

Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines

Arjan Hegeman

GE Aviation General Manager of the Advanced Technology Organization

Rolf Henke

Representative Aviation of the Executive Board, DLR

Geoff Hunt

Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology Pratt & Whitney

Greg Hyslop

Chief Engineer, Boeing

Axel Krein

Executive Director, Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking

Patrick Ky

Executive Director, European Union Aviation Safety Agency

Thorsten Lange

Executive Vice President Renewable Aviation, Neste

Marian Jean Marinescu

Member of the European Parliament

Josep McGinely

Head of Investor Relations, AerCap

Michael Menhart

Global Chief Economist, Munich Re

Rafal Milczarksi

CEO & President of the Management Board, LOT Polish Airlines

James Morhard

Deputy Administrator, NASA

Robert A. Pearce

Associate Administrator for ARMD, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

Iacopo Prissinotti

Director Network Management, EUROCONTROL

Salvatore Sciacchitano

Council President, ICAO

Paul Stein

Chief Technology Officer, Rolls Royce

Adina Vălean

European Commissioner for Transport

Grazia Vittadini

Chief Technology Officer, Airbus

Fabian Ziegler

Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Shell Holding GmbH

Organizers

Rolf Henke

Representative Aviation of the Executive Board, DLR

Catalin Nae

President & CEO, National Institute for Aerospace Research "Elie Carafoli" – INCAS Bucharest

Jean-Eric Paquet

Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Reiner Winkler

Member of the Executive Board, Chief Executive Officer, MTU Aero Engines

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Review of the Berlin Aviation Summit 2018


The Berlin Aviation Summit is designed as a platform for high ranking key players in politics and science, industry, finance and global air traffic debating important developments and possibilities for the future of aviation. In 2018, the main topics were digitalisation and energy transition and how they will move the rigid air transport system.

 

The programme offered several highlights, keynotes and panels, dealing with fundamental topics of future aviation.

 

The panellists Marc Allen (President Boeing Int.), Johannes Bussmann (CEO Lufthansa Technik), Tom Enders (CEO Airbus), Patrick Ky (CEO EASA) and Éric Trappier (Chairman GIFAS, Chairman & CEO Dassault Aviation) gave a glimpse of the next generations of aircraft while Sergey L. Chernyshev (Director General TsAGI) and Jaiwon Shin (Associate for Aeronautics NASA) talked about possibilities leading to a zero-emission aviation. In a third panel, Fang Liu (Secretary General ICAO) and Michael Menhart (Chief Economist Munich Re) discussed who will shape the future of aviation.

The BAS 2018 was glad to welcome Frank Anton (Excecutive VP Siemens eAircraft, Siemens AG), Dietrich Brockhagen (Executive Director atmosfair), Rafael Schvartzman (VP Europe IATA), Mike Sinnett (VP Product Strategy and Future Airplane Development Boeing Commercial Airplanes), Clara de la Torre (Director Transport, European Commission) and Simon Weeks (CTO ATI) amongst the panelists.

 

The BAS was also honoured to welcome Patrick Gandil (Directeur Général – Direction Généralee de l’Aviation Civile de France), as well as Oliver Wittke (Parlamentarian Secretary of State, Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Germany) who were invited to frame the technological and economic conditions and to further the political exchange.