• Tuesday September 6, 2022
  • Wednesday September 7, 2022
  • Schedule
  • Themes / Subjects
  • 07:00 - 08:00
  • Welcome & Registration
  • 08:00 - 08:05
  • Opening introduction

  • 08:05 - 08:20
  • Welcoming remarks

  • 08:20 - 08:30
  • Government of Québec's perspectives on the aerospace industry

  • 08:30 - 08:40
  • Government of Canada's perspectives on the aerospace industry

  • 08:40 - 08:45
  • Introduction to the Journey to the heart of sustainable air mobility

  • 08:45 - 09:35
  • Industry Analysis: post-pandemic demand, challenges, and opportunities

    Kevin Michaels and Richard Aboulafia of AeroDynamic Advisory set the stage by sharing data and insight on market trends, emerging technologies, and the supply chain opportunities.

  • 09:35 - 10:35
  • Airframers' perspectives on sustainable aviation

    Technology Officers and representatives from the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers will discuss their views on the path towards sustainable aviation.

  • 10:35 - 10:55
  • Break
  • 10:55 - 11:40
  • Collaboration models for research in new and sustainable aviation

    The future of research is collaborative. Representatives of research centers from around the globe will share their views and approaches on how the research community is helping the aerospace industry tackle its challenges to meet its objectives for sustainable aviation.

  • 11:40 - 12:25
  • Hydrogen: a new era for aviation

    Transportation to remote regions without adequate infrastructure is a challenge in itself. Doing so sustainably, even more so. Sustainable innovation of the classic airship as a green solution for transporting heavy loads has taken place. This presentation will share the details of the collaborative path and exploration to see aviation differently.

  • 12:25 - 13:00
  • Lunch Break
  • 13:00 - 13:45
  • Keynote presentation and interview - Pratt & Whitney Canada

  • 13:45 - 14:45
  • Innovative Propulsion: electrifying partnerships of the industry

    The efforts to bring electric propulsion into mainstream aviation is reinforcing existing partnership and introducing new ones. Hybrid-electric, hydrogen fuel cells and fully electric propulsions all have their merits and challenges. This panel of partners will discuss their journey to date and their path forward to sustainable propulsion.

  • 14:45 - 15:05
  • Break
  • 15:05 - 16:05
  • Aerospace incubators: creating unicorns?

    A technology inflection point such as the one occurring in aviation towards electrification and urban air mobility is an opportunity for start/scale-ups to be noticed, flourish and develop into full-fledged solution providers. This workshop will discuss how international investors and incubators are helping new entrants grow and reach the critical mass needed to be sustainable innovators in the aerospace industry.

    ESG: the new aerospace governance?

    As the industry rightfully embraces evolving Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices, organizations involved in the aerospace and defence industry understand the benefits and are addressing the challenges while identify opportunities. This discussion will highlight these areas and explore the next steps to a more equitable industry.

  • 16:05 - 17:05
  • AI in aerospace: from fiction to reality

    There is little question to the potential (benefits and challenges) of artificial intelligence. This workshop will share some applied case studies that are showing real benefits to the industry.

    Flight plan for Hydrogen application in aerospace propulsion

    Who are the propulsion companies leading innovation with hydrogen? What are the differentiators? Where are they in testing? When can the industry, and the public, expect changes? This panel will answer these questions and others as it explores how hydrogen is an answer to sustainability.

  • 17:05 - 18:00
  • Expositions and B2B

  • 18:00 - 21:00
  • Networking Cocktail
  • 07:00 - 08:00
  • Welcome & Registration
  • 08:00 - 08:05
  • Opening introduction

  • 08:05 - 08:20
  • Welcoming remarks

  • 08:20 - 08:35
  • Air Transport Industry: a status report

    ATAG, the Air Transport Action Group is a platform for commercial aviation to work together on long-term sustainability issues. Haldane Dodd, ATAG Acting Executive Director, will illustrate the effects of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic on the global air transport sector and discuss the Waypoint 2050 report, which explores how the sector will meet net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, with the support of governments and the energy industry.

  • 08:35 - 09:35
  • SAF: a key pillar to decarbonisation

    This panel will exchange on the importance of sustainable aviation fuels (in its various forms) in bridging the gap to decarbonisation of the aviation industry. To do so, representatives of a cross section of the transportation value chain including a SAF producer, an engine manufacturer, an airline and transportation policy decision makers from the US and Canada will share perspectives on the industrial and economic prospects of SAF and the key initiatives to facilitate and accelerate its commercialisation and proliferation.

  • 09:35 - 10:35
  • The collective challenges of air operations

    Aerospace decarbonisation is often linked to structure and propulsions systems improvements. This panel will place a focus on the operational aspects of the drive toward sustainability by looking at what flight control systems, airport, airlines, operational system providers are doing to contribute to the path towards 2050.

  • 10:35 - 10:55
  • Break
  • 10:55 - 11:55
  • Progress in advanced materials for sustainable aviation

    Structures remain an area for opportunity to reduce weight, augment strength and increase recyclability therefore reducing the industry’s carbon footprint. This workshop will explore advances in innovative material sourcing and creation.

    Contribution of the International Forum for Aviation Research (IFAR)

    Canada’s own National Research Centre is now, and for the next 2 years, the Chair of IFAR, representing 26 member countries and 36,000 researchers. IFAR aims to connect research organisations worldwide to develop a shared understanding of the challenges of the aviation industry such as emissions, noise, security, safety, and efficient operations. This will be an opportunity to peer inside those exchanges and understand the steps being taken to make aviation sustainable.

  • 11:55 - 12:40
  • eVTOL: the world's roadmap for advanced air mobility

    Quieter, cleaner and potentially disruptive: EVTOLs prepare for take-off. An exciting new market in aerospace is opening through a combination of new electrical and autonomous technologies. In this first panel, we discuss with a cluster of international companies vying to bring their vehicles to market by looking at their innovative technological approaches, their business cases and markets they seek to service and learn about their strategies, their challenges and where they are in their development in the revolutionary promises it intends to bring to urban, regional, and remote transportation services.

  • 12:40 - 13:10
  • Lunch Break
  • 13:10 - 13:55
  • Keynote presentation and Interview with CAE

  • 13:55 - 14:40
  • eVTOL: American approaches for advanced air mobility

    Moving from an international perspective to a more regional one, this panel takes a deep dive into the different innovations, strategies and business plans emanating from United States for the urban air mobility market. Technological proofs of concepts are advancing rapidly. How are the companies preparing their drive to certification? What steps were taken to measure the market? What are the differentiators? What will be their scale-up plans and where will it all start?

  • 14:40 - 15:00
  • Break
  • 15:00 - 16:00
  • Planning operations for an inclusive advanced air mobility

    Design, safety, and performance of vehicles are all important steps in the journey towards commercialized AAM. This workshop will address the often-overlooked challenges of certification, public inclusiveness & social acceptability processes, adapted and new infrastructure, dedicated airspace, and training for operational services within those dedicated spaces needed to integrate this emerging segment fully and seamlessly into the fabric of daily life.

    Sustainable manufacturing: progress and lifecycle imperative?

    Operations are not the only means to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. Manufacturing is a key step in the lifecycle of aerospace products. This workshop will explore approaches and progress being made in making manufacturing operations greener and more efficient making it the choice for a growing number of innovative manufacturers.

  • 16:00 - 17:00
  • The electrification of Regional Air Mobility

    International investors, aerospace executives, researchers and governments seem to agree globally that RAM has its place, and the market is ready to receive electrified short-haul services. This round table will discuss the who, how, where & when.

  • 17:00 - 17:15
  • Closing remarks

  • 17:15 - 18:00
  • Expositions and B2B

  • 18:00 - 21:00
  • Networking Cocktail
Wednesday September 7, 2022