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Advanced Urban Air Mobility, Electrification and eVTOLs

Wed, Apr 28, 2021 · 3:00 PM · London
About This Webinar

Operational infrastructure, technologies, batteries, safety and regulations

Following a challenging year of the pandemic, the transportation industry is undergoing a rapid reinvention, with the aerospace industry leading the way, despite being the hardest hit of the sectors. As governments introduce new measures to get companies to reduce their carbon footprint, regional air mobility will be the next disruptive trend in transport.

The Global eVTOL Aircraft Market is expected to reach $1.9 Billion by 2035. So, what is the future for Urban Air Mobility, eVTOLs and the required electrification and infrastructure?

The drive from automation to autonomy in aviation is designed to make the industry more efficient and safer, but introducing autonomous systems will require careful consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of humans and AI. The current lack of infrastructure and regulations how do we standardise and implement the UAM airspace with specific rules, procedures, and performance requirements What are the challenges of making the eVTOL affordable to manufacture and operate?

How do we rapidly invest and create the necessary infrastructure for electrification and eVTOLS? What are the certification challenges for autonomous aircraft systems?
What are the safety and security aspects of the infrastructure, from the ground operations to CNS, to maximise Urban Air Mobility?

In this webinar we will look at all these questions and more, in how the aerospace sector also needs to adapt to the changing trends in air transportation. And, we have great sponsorship opportunities available for companies involved in this exciting sector…

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Joby Aviation
On the board of ASTM International, Gregory has received numerous appointments to JAA, FAA, and EAS committees and task forces. At GAMA, he has served several roles including VP of Global Innovation & Policy. A commercial airplane and helicopter pilot, he holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from Webster University.
Webinar hosting presenter
President, Guzzetti Aviation Risk Discovery
Jeff Guzzetti is the president of Guzzetti Aviation Risk Discovery, LLC (GuARD), an aviation safety consulting firm following a 35-year career with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other agencies. During his 18 years at NTSB, Guzzetti was a field investigator, “go-team” engineer and Deputy Director. He then served as an Assistant Inspector General at the Dept. of Transportation and testified before Congress regarding aviation safety audits. In 2014, Guzzetti served as the Director of FAA’s Accident Investigation Division in Washington, DC until his retirement in 2019. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and holds a commercial pilot certificate with multi-engine instrument ratings in airplanes, seaplanes and gliders.
Webinar hosting presenter
UAS implementation projects manager, EUROCONTROL
Retired Colonel from the French Air Force after 26 years of service, Mr Dominique COLIN joined EUROCONTROL as a senior standardisation and certification expert responsible for developing a performance-based certification concept.
Committed to UAS since 2012, he is leading the ICAO RPASP WG2, standardising the future C2 Link service provision for a safe integration of RPAS into the future operational environment.
He is also participating in the Exploratory Research Project “Future aviation CNS technologies (FACT)” and leading several initiatives aiming at developing tools supporting low altitude risk assessments.
Webinar hosting presenter
CEO & Founder of Faradair
Neil Cloughley is Chief Executive Officer and founder of Faradair® Aerospace Limited. Formed in 2014, Faradair® has been a pioneer of the new sustainable aviation sector with Neil having spoken at events across the globe and is now widely regarded as an expert in hybrid-electric flight and Regional Air Mobility. Over the last six years the company has won multiple business awards and pitching events, as it developed the BEHA M1H (Bio Electric Hybrid Aircraft). The BEHA is an innovative, quiet and sustainable utility aircraft platform that will enable provision of Air Mobility as a Service for people, cargo, firefighting and other special mission applications. Neil is an experienced Aviation industry executive and entrepreneur with 15+ years in the commercial aviation sector working with some of the largest aviation brands and financial institutions. He has presented to and gained support from UK Government cabinet members and the company recently announced a growing consortium of world class partners, with intention to deploy a first portfolio of 300 hybrid-electric aircraft across the world by 2030.
Webinar hosting presenter
Director Simcenter Aerospace Industry Solutions, Digital Industries Software, Siemens Industry Software NV.
Thierry Olbrechts graduated as Electro-Mechanical Engineer (option Production Techniques) at KULeuven, dept. PMA in 1993.
In 1994, he joined KULeuven PMA department as research assistant to work on an ESA PRODEX project related to the study of the effect of “Zero-Gravity” on structural dynamics. During these years, he gained experience in experimental and numerical structural dynamics.
In 1996, he joined LMS International n.v. as Consulting Engineer in LMS Engineering Services. He was involved in Engineering Services projects and applied Numerical and Experimental Noise & Vibration analysis on cars, car-engines, machinery and aviation systems.
In 2000, he was assigned as Aerospace Business Segment leader. Within this role as Aerospace expert, he evolved to become the director of the LMS, A Siemens Business Aerospace Competence Center. In 2013, the company has been acquired by Siemens Digital Industries Software.
As Director of the Siemens Simcenter Aerospace Industry Solutions, he supports defining the Go-to-Market for Siemens Simcenter Simulation and Test Solutions for the Aviation, Space and Defense industry segment. He advises Simcenter Executives and product divisions on aviation, space and defense industry trends, opportunities and strategies.
He also supports the Worldwide Sales and Pre-sales organization with the positioning at Major Accounts and develops Beach-head customers for new solutions.
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