OPENING KEYNOTE: POST-PANDEMIC GROWTH OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS OF THE GLOBAL COMMERCIAL AEROSPACE MARKET
During this opening keynote, commercial aerospace industry analysts, Frost & Sullivan, provide updates to their recently published 2020 outlook and growth opportunities for airlines, airports, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the supply chain, and aftermarket suppliers.
Timothy Kuder, PMP, Sr. Industry Analyst – Commercial Aviation Aerospace & Defense Frost & Sullivan
Jonathan Norman, Senior Business Consultant, Frost & Sullivan
TECHNOLOGY ROUNDTABLE: MAKING SENSE OF CONNECTIVITY ECONOMICS
Airlines are fighting for survival. Already a relatively low margin industry, the Coronavirus has been ‘a hundred times worse’ according to one airline source than they ever could have imagined. Right now, airlines don’t want sales pitches, they want cost-effective ideas that can help them with their recovery. We talk to a team of experts on how the technology industry, as well as airlines, on what is needed to keep the airlines afloat.
Alexis Hickox, Head of Marketing, Aviation & Network Services, Collins Aerospace
Babar Rahman, Vice President – Global Marketing, Sponsorships and IFE, Qatar Airways
Nancy Walker, Chief Commercial Officer, SmartSky Networks
John Peterson, Vice President, Services and Connectivity, Honeywell
Norman Haughton, Director, IFEC Product and Analysis, Air Canada
CONNECTED AIRLINE CASE STUDIES
During this session, viewers will be provided with an end user airline perspective on the deployment of some exciting new connected aircraft concepts being deployed and operated at Air Canada Cargo and Allegiant. Both presentations will run concurrently, followed by an open audience question and answer discussion.
Ankit Nanda, Director of Engineering, Allegiant, will provide an overview of the Las Vegas-based carrier’s transition to predictive maintenance and challenges associated with establishing an aircraft network security program.
Tomal Sohorab, Manager of Cargo solutions, Air Canada Cargo, will discuss the airline’s Internet of Things approach to connected air cargo tracking.
Ankit Nanda, Director of Engineering, Allegiant Air
Tomal Sohorab, Manager, Cargo Solutions, Air Canada Cargo
FIRESIDE CHAT WITH SAUDI AIRLINES
Join our Program Chair, Mark Holmes and Azman Ahmad, GM Product Management, Saudi Airlines for a discussion on IFC connectivity.
Azman Ahmad, GM Product Management, Saudi Airlines
PUTTING TOGETHER A BENEFITS BASED CONNECTIVITY PLAN
Airline C-Suite executives will be pitched numerous ideas for ambitious projects, some connectivity-based, some not. The majority, they are likely to say ‘no’ to or defer. For airline executives who have connectivity plans that ultimately could save the airline money, how can you successfully put together a business plan that could ultimately be approved? Here, we get some advice on how to do it.
Rob Saunders, Managing Director, Air2MRO
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AVIATION
The advancement of artificial intelligence within the commercial aviation industry has come a long way in recent years, to the point that in February 2020, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency for the first time publicly confirmed its expectation for the first use of certified artificial intelligence to be featured within aircraft systems by 2025.
Use cases for artificial intelligence are already being proven, evaluated, and trialed at different passenger facing and internal off-aircraft applications. In this virtual tech talks, artificial intelligence technology providers will discuss what use cases their technologies are already enabling in aviation and what to expect in the future.
Marco Rueckert, Head of Innovation, Searidge Technologies
Luuk van Dijk, Co-Founder and CEO, Daedalean
THE IMPACT OF CLOUD ON SIMULATION FOR CONNECTIVITY
The performance of Artificial Intelligence algorithms depends highly on the quality of labeled data available for training. The lack of cost-effective, high-quality data is impactful to challenging business segments. In this talk, we will discuss Microsoft Azure’s capabilities for generating synthetic data for the most challenging industries integrating next-generation technologies to develop data analytics helping drive future growth.
Bill Chappell, Chief Technology Officer, Azure Global, Microsoft Corporation
CONNECTED ROI: AIRCRAFT INTERFACE DEVICES
Aircraft interface devices (AIDs) provide easy access to multiple aircraft data and communications channels. With the increased use of electronic flight bags (EFBs) and the reduction paper charts and binders, AIDs have become an increasingly ideal tool for airlines to adopt in an effort to achieve real-time connectivity streams into the cockpit for turbulence avoidance and weather reporting.
What is the actual return on investment an airline can achieve by adopting an AID? This virtual panel will look to demystify the technical jargon of AIDs with an interactive discussion that produces actionable information for participants and viewers.
Jason Marmur, Business Development Manager, Commercial Avionics, Collins Aerospace
Mike Blackman, Connected Aircraft Business Strategy and Services Specialist, Bombardier Business Aircraft
CONNECTING FLIGHT OPS TO IT
A new trend has emerged among the air transportation industry’s leading technological innovators, where mobile IT teams are being dedicated to managing all of the organizational information network system needs of flight operations departments. Software systems used by airlines for aircraft scheduling, performance calculations, fuel efficiency, ground operations management, pilot training have advanced in the way they function driven by industry innovation.
Here, experts will discuss perspectives from flight operations, airline IT, and software solutions providers for an end-to-end look at this entire equation.
Josh Melin, Product Line Leader, Honeywell Aerospace
Bret Peyton, Director, Fleet Technology, Alaska Airlines