Berlin Aviation Summit
The 2nd Berlin Aviation Summit 2020: Aviation for the FUTURE – Change is NOW!
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? Which 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 most recently, how does the current crisis caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic affect aviation today and in 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-service 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) (#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.
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"Los Angeles World Airports has a bold vision for the future, ensuring that its airports remain the gold standard in environmental conservation and sustainability. LAWA is proactively investing in sustainable infrastructure and implementing policies, which protect our environment and our community while encouraging innovation. The recently adopted Sustainability Action Plan will shape our environmental footprint to reach carbon neutrality by 2045, eliminating food waste by 2028, and reaching 100% renewable energy by 2045. We are committed to working with our airline partners, external partners and the community to reach our goals."
Chief Environmental and Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles World Airports
"The aviation industry is facing major challenges. Our responsibility is to continuously improve our propul-sion systems until we are able to turn emission-free flying into reality. This requires us to optimize the existing gas turbine technology, but also to develop revolutionary gas-turbine based solutions. Both will be supported by sustainable aviation fuels. Electric or hybrid-electric drives in combination with fuel cells will also play a major role in the future."
Member of the Executive Board, Chief Operating Officer, MTU Aero Engines
"The next generation of aviation breakthroughs will leverage a broad variety of technologies. It is paramount that these innovations strengthen aviation’s legacy of safety, technical integrity and sustainability. I look forward to discussing these challenges at the Berlin Aviation Summit."
Chief Engineer, Boeing
"Democratizing mobility is the biggest achievement of aviation today. Climate change is the biggest challenge of aviation tomorrow. We are in a unique position to leverage emerging technologies to ensure that the future of aviation is a sustainable one, and the 2020 Berlin Aviation Summit provides an important platform to pave our runway to zero-emission flight.”
Chief Technology Officer, Airbus