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
VENUE: Meistersaal, Potsdamer Platz

 

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 will address these questions from economic, political, technological and scientific perspectives. The summit offers 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 Centre (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 convenes decision-makers to discuss the future of aeronautics and global air transport.

 

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 Lunch

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

Presenters: Conny Czymoch, Cathy Smith, Richard Weiß

 

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

Presenter: Cathy Smith

By #AeroDays2020 Organizers:
– Prof. Rolf Henke, Executive Board Member for Aeronautics, DLR
– Reiner Winkler, Executive Board Member for Aviation, BDLI
– Catalin Nae, President & General Director, INCAS

13:15 - 13:30
#BAS2020 – 1st Keynote Opening Address: Aviation for the Future – Change is Now

Presenter: Cathy Smith

Keynote Speaker:
Adina Vălean, Commissioner for Transport, European Commission (invited)
Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation and Research, European Commission (invited)

13:30 - 13:45
#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

13:45 - 14:00
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

14:00 - 14:20
Executive Perspectives on the Future of Aircraft Systems

Presenters: Conny Czymoch, Cathy Smith

Panelists:
Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer, Airbus
Sir Michael Arthur, President International, Boeing

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

Presenters: Cathy Smith, Richard Weiß

Panelists:
Tewolde GebreMariam, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines

Rafał Milczarski, Chief Executive Officer, LOT (invited)
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, Cathy Smith

Panelists:
Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Officer, Airbus

Greg Hyslop, Chief Engineer, Boeing (invited)

 

Transition to Propulsion Techniques by focusing on the role of cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2 and further emissions in aviation in Europe:
Axel Krein, Executive Director, Clean Sky II

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

Presenters: Conny Czymoch, Cathy Smith

Panelists:
Lars Wagner, Chief Operating Officer, MTU Aero Engines

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, Richard Weiß

Panelists:
Iacopo Prissinotti, Director Network Management, EUROCONTROL

Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer, FAA

 

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

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

Presenters: Conny Czymoch, Richard Weiß

Keynote Speaker:
Salvatore Sciacchitano, Council President, ICAO

Panelists:
Patrick Ky, Executive Director, EASA
Salvatore Sciacchitano, Council President, ICAO

15:45 - 16:30
Coffee Break

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

Presenters: Conny Czymoch, Cathy Smith

Panelists:
Marian-Jean Marinescu, Member of the European Parliament

Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President, Club of Rome

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

Presenters: Conny Czymoch, Cathy Smith

Panelists:
Rolf Henke, Executive Board Member for Aeronautics, DLR

Bob Pearce, Associate Administrator, NASA
Simon Weeks, Chief Technology Officer, ATI

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

Presenters: Cathy Smith, Richard Weiß

Panelists:
Fabian Ziegler, Chief Executive Officer, Shell Germany

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

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

Presenters: Conny Czymoch, Richard Weiß

Panelists:
Michael Eggenschwiler, Chief Executive Officer, Airport Hamburg

Samantha Bricker, Chief Environmental & Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Int. Airport
Tony Douglas, Group-CEO, Etihad Airways (invited)

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

Presenters: Cathy Smith, Richard Weiß

Panelists:
Michael Menhart, Global Chief Economist, Munich RE

N.N.

17:45 - 18:00
Concluding Remarks

Presenters: Conny Czymoch, Cathy Smith, Richard Weiß

By #AeroDays2020 Organizers:
– Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
– Prof. Rolf Henke, Executive Board Member for Aeronautics, DLR
– 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 - 20:00
Closing and Preparation of Evening Reception

20:00 - 23:00
Evening Reception of the German EU-Council Presidency hosted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Presenters

Conny Czymoch

Independent international moderator and journalist

Cathy Smith

Speak-Easy

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

Maarten v. Dijk

Managing Director, SkyNRG

Sandrine Dixson-Declève

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

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

Executive Board Member for Aeronautics, German Aerospace Centre (DLR)

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

Michael Menhart

Global Chief Economist, Munich Re

Iacopo Prissinotti

Director Network Management, EUROCONTROL

Paul Stein

Chief Technology Officer, Rolls Royce

Grazia Vittadini

Chief Technology Officer, Airbus

Lars Wagner

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

Organizers

Rolf Henke

Executive Board Member for Aeronautics, German Aerospace Centre (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 Operating Officer, MTU Aero Engines

Testimonials

Video Messages

Previous Events

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.