#AeroDays2020: A hybrid event ready for take-off!
This year, the #AeroDays2020 will be taking place in a format adapted to the current COVID-19
situation with an on-site-program for speakers and guests on the stage of the
Meistersaal in Berlin along
with an online-service via our streaming platform for virtual participants.
For both #AeroDays2020 technical events, the high-level and by invitation opening event Berlin Aviation Summit (#BAS2020) on 24
November as well as the open innovation and technology platform #AeroDays2020 FORUM on 25/26 November 2020, hybrid event
platforms will be set up.
On the virtual event platforms, participants will be offered an inspiring program with high-level keynote addresses, panel
discussions and interview situations, deep-diving market inputs, networking opportunities, and extensive exhibition space.
Guests will be invited to ask questions, participate in surveys and get in touch via video chats.
After logging in, guests enter the lobby, which serves as the starting point of their exciting stay on the virtual #AeroDays2020
event platforms. From there, guests will be able to access all virtual rooms (e.g. Lecture Hall, Networking Lounge as well as
Exhibition Space) and program items (such as group and one-on-one chats, virtual meet&greets, deep dives, and breakout sessions
as well as a virtual exhibition with company and product presentations).
Learn more about the #AeroDays2020 virtual platforms as well as their individual event rooms and their exciting
new features within our next newsletter!
#AeroDays2020: Aviation for the Future - Change is Now!
Two technical events – the
Berlin Aviation Summit and the
FORUM – form the core parts of
#AeroDays2020 in Germany. At the high-level opening event,
Berlin Aviation Summit on 24 November key players from all relevant stakeholders will share and discuss technology perspectives,
investment strategies, and policies. The talks and panel discussions at the innovation platform #AeroDays2020
FORUM will dive into some more level of detail, address a wider audience, and invite all participants to a dialogue.
The evening reception of the German EU-Council Presidency hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
will complete the #Aerodays2020 in Berlin.
Day 1 – 24 November 2020:
Berlin Aviation Summit & Evening Reception of the German EU Council-Presidency
In times of political and societal demand for emission-free aviation, the future
of aviation is under 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 maintaining the highest safety standards? 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 and liven up the title of the event
Aviation for the Future - Change is Now.
At the 2nd Berlin Aviation Summit, 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,
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier, President Boeing International Sir Michael Arthur,
EASA Executive Director Patrick Ky, Global Chief Economist MunichRE Michael Menhart and CEO Airport Hamburg
Michael Eggenschwiler have already confirmed their participation as speakers or panelists. We also look forward to
welcoming Member of the European Parliament Marian-Jean Marinescu, General Manager Advanced Technology at GE Aviation
Arjan Hegeman, Rolls Royce CTO Paul Stein as well as COO MTU Aero Engines Lars Wagner. Moreover, we are
thrilled to announce that also Market Expert and Vice-President Analysis Teal Group Richard Aboulafia, Managing
Director SkyNRG Maarten van Dijk, Co-President Club of Rome Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Executive Director
SESAR Florian Guillermet, Executive Director Clean Sky 2 Axel Krein, Director Network Management
EUROCONTROL Iacopo Prissinotti, as well as ATI CTO Simon Weeks, confirmed their participation, too.
Moreover, #AeroDays2020 organizing representatives Director-General DG RTD European Commission Jean-Eric Paquet,
DLR Executive Board Member for Aeronautics Prof. Rolf Henke, President & Director General INCAS
Catalin Nae and CEO MTU Aero Engines & BDLI Executive Board Member for Aviation Reiner Winkler will
participate at the Berlin Aviation Summit as well.
Following the #BAS2020, an evening reception of the German EU-Council Presidency hosted by
the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy will complete the first day of the #AeroDays2020.
These events are by invitation only and will follow Chatham House Rules.
Day 2 & 3 – 25-26 November 2020:
The innovation platform #AeroDays2020 FORUM
aims to provide feasible technological solutions to the strategies discussed at the #BAS2020. By concentrating on research, technology and
innovation as enablers of climate neutrality, environmental protection and industrial leadership, the talks and panel discussions at
the FORUM will address the aviation’s most urgent - and fascinating - issues.
During the #AeroDays2020 FORUM senior executives from different units of the European Commission will discuss the future of aviation
and the implementation of EU policy priorities, e.g. the European Green Deal, with leading representatives from the aviation industry
Amongst others, the FORUM will feature the following thematic clusters:
- CTO’s of leading aerospace aircraft and engine manufacturers (OEMs) discussing industry roadmaps
and expectations with regard to policy frameworks
- Experts in the field of energy transition in aviation from leading-edge companies and research
institutions addressing challenges and opportunities of the aviation sector’s way to climate-neutrality
- In-depth presentations of green innovations in aircraft and engine manufacturing such as ultra-advanced
aircraft configurations, the next generation of multifunctional fuselage design, new systems concepts as well as the next
generation of competitive, efficient low-emissions small aircraft
- High-Level discussions on the digital transformation of aeronautics as the key process to further
increase efficiency and enhance competitiveness of aerospace companies within a globalized market
- Deep-diving exchange on digital solutions for automated air traffic management (ATM) infrastructure
as a critical parameter for making aviation more scalable, economically sustainable, environmentally efficient, predictable
- Visionary outlooks to aviation’s game-changers of tomorrow: electric and autonomous modes of
air traffic and transport
The #AeroDays2020 FORUM will be open to all digital visitors and serve as a platform for the dissemination and implementation of world-leading
EU projects and technical programs based on the Horizon 2020 framework. Due to valid distancing measures, only a limited number
of physical visitors will be accepted.
#AeroDays2020 Partner's Section:
Stay tuned on their latest HORIZON2020 projects!
RoRCraft - RotorCraft Fuselage Manufacturing for LifeRCraft Demonstrator
In its pursuit to create an empowering space in which Romanian research organizations are encouraged to participate in Horizon 2020 projects,
the Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) awarded the National Institute for
Aerospace Research (INCAS) for its
RoRCraft - RotorCraft Fuselage Manufacturing for LifeRCraft
Through the "Rewarding participation in Horizon 2020" funding instrument, UEFISCDI was delighted to contribute to the RoRCraft’s mission
to develop a new generation of rotorcraft technology.
How H2020’s ReMAP is paving the way towards more efficient maintenance strategies
In times of ongoing needs for cost-reduction, moving towards condition-based aircraft maintenance could not be more relevant. With a
consortium of 13 partners including operators, OEMs, technology providers and researchers,
H2020's ReMAP is paving the way towards
more efficient maintenance strategies. The project aims to deliver an end-to-end solution for CBM, from sensor to prognostics-based
decision support. The various technologies will be integrated into a platform that facilitates secure access to airline data for
prognostic model developers, and vice versa. The technologies will be demonstrated by KLM in Q3 2021. Partners involved are TU Delft,
ATOS, CEDRAT, ENSAM, Embraer, IPN, KLM, ONERA, Optimal, Smartec, UTRC-I, University of Coimbra and University of Patras.
How innovation can support airport operations in a post-COVID world
How can innovation help airports in a post-COVID world? That is the question that members and partners in the SESAR Joint Undertaking
(SESAR JU) are investigating. They are looking at solutions in the
and innovation pipeline that could help airports
adapt their operations to the new normal, as well as technologies that could build resilience especially among hard-hit
small to medium airports.
EU-funded I2BS-Project (Integrated Intelligent Bearing System)
In order to schedule aero-engine overhauls and repairs when they are needed instead of performing them at fixed intervals (time or operating cycles),
aero-engine bearings should be monitored in real-time.
Clean Sky's I2BS-project deals with
the task of developing intelligent bearings that monitor their condition with the help of sensors and send this data wirelessly to an evaluation system.
One challenge is to power the sensors, which is to be solved by generating power with energy harvesting inside the aero-engine. This project is led by
SCHAEFFLER Aerospace Germany.
Open ScienCe Aeronautic & Air Transport Research (OSCAR)
The Support Action OSCAR addresses the current
perception, acceptance, and implementation of Open Science in the field of European AAT research and in those fields where European AAT research issues
interact with e.g. other transport modes and technology exchange. It aims to pave the way towards Open Science in European aviation research by detailed
analysis of the landscape and by developing, validating, and promoting a suitable Open Science concept. Representatives of European Stakeholder
organisations like EASN, EREA and ASD are contributing to this project.
For almost three decades, the European Aeronautics Days
(AeroDays) have been the leading event in aviation research and innovation, mirroring the priorities and strategies set within the European Union
Research Framework Programmes. The eighth AeroDays builds on the achievements of Horizon 2020, the biggest EU research and innovation program to
date, and will be based on a new approach by integrating two events organized as Tandem-AeroDays19.20, in
Romania in 2019 and
Germany in 2020. The synchronized approach will bridge the achievements of
Horizon 2020 with the strategic goals and expectations for the next decade. It offers the chance to fuel European and national competitiveness
in aeronautics and the air transport sector and to reinforce the academic, research and industrial network of all EU member states. Under the
patronage of the European Commission and the Federal Republic of Germany, which will hold the EU Council-Presidency in the second semester of
2020, the #AeroDays2020 will convene decision-makers to discuss the future
of aeronautics and the global air transport.
We thank everyone for the strong interest in the conference and will keep you updated on the
#AeroDays2020 during the following months up to the event!