Dubai Airshow, to be held in November 2021, will introduce nine tracks covering sessions over the full spectrum of aviation, technology, and space.
The conferences will cover an array of themes, including the role of new technologies in revolutionizing air travel, major changes happening in the cargo sector, global advancements in sustainability and autonomous transportation, in addition to new space services, satellite connectivity and much more, said a statement.
Dubai Airshow 2021 will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence – from November 14 to 18.
Global industry leaders taking part in Dubai Airshow’s conferences include Dr Mohammed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security for the UAE Government; Javed Malik, Group Chief Operations Officer at AirAsia; Stacy Malphur, Vice President of Environmental Sustainability and Supply Chain at Southwest Airlines; Brian Cobb, Chief Innovation Officer at CVG Airport; Ashish Vikram, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at SpiceJet, and Brian Yutko, Chief Engineer of Sustainability and Future Mobility at Boeing.
The conferences will be split into different stages: The Hub Stage, Aerospace 2050 Forum, and Tech Xplore. The Hub stage will host Global Air Traffic Management and Cargo Connect, exploring how these critical services supported the industry during the pandemic. The Aerospace 2050 Forum will feature a series of tracks dedicated to key growth areas in aerospace including advanced aerial mobility, sustainability and space. In addition, Tech Xplore, the brand new stage, will explore cyber security strategies alongside emerging technologies helping reboot the aviation industry including AI, 5G and automation.
Major entities in the fields of technology, aviation, and cargo, will participate in the conferences, including Boeing, Accenture, G42, Air BP, Intelsat, FedEx, Kuehne + Nagel, SmartKargo, NAVPASS and Lilium.
One of the key sessions in Tech Xplore, “Touchless Travel: Leveraging mobile technology to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic”, will show how leading airlines are using advanced mobile technology to make travel safe. Furthermore, as part of the Aerospace 2050 Forum, “Investing in the future of sustainable autonomous flight” panel will shed light on Dubai’s mission to ensure that a quarter of all journeys in the emirate are taken on autonomous transport by 2030, as part of its plan to achieve sustainable aviation.
Chris Raymond, Chief Sustainability Officer at Boeing, said: “It’s apparent that the UAE is committed to creating a more sustainable future and we have collaborated with them on multiple initiatives such as founding the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) to develop sustainable aviation fuels. We are also grateful for our partnership with Etihad Airways on the Greenliner programme and the ecoDemonstrator 2020 program, ultimately collaborating to accelerate innovative technologies that further enhance the safety and sustainability of flying for current and future generations.”
Talal Al Kaissi, Vice President of Special Projects and Space Program at Group42, said: “At Group42, we believe that artificial intelligence is the next super utility with a huge potential for positive progress across various industries, globally. Aviation and aerospace is certainly no exception. We look forward to participating at this year’s Tech Xplore to discuss ways in which AI can be leveraged in the sector to increase speed, efficiency, safety and drive the post-pandemic recovery.”