28 - 31 October, 2019
Courtyard Hamburg City, Hamburg, Germany

Conference Day 1

7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration and welcome coffee

8:30 am - 8:45 am Chairperson´s opening

8:45 am - 9:30 am The electrification of aerospace: A realistic roadmap (in terms of technology, markets, infrastructure and finance) for the next 5 years! Experts from OEMs, airlines, regulatory bodies/public authorities,

Experts from OEMs, airlines, regulatory bodies/public authorities, smart cities and start-up
accelerators will discuss the near-future electric flight and challenges and opportunities like:
• CO2-reduction
• Fuel cost reduction
• New energy storage technologies: batteries vs. fuel cells
• UAM, regional and commercial flight
• Safety
and risk to predict how the electric flight will look like 5 years from now!
Josef Kallo, Coordinator energy systems integration, German Aerospace Center
Gary Smith, Director of Operations Transformation, easyJet
Dr. Daniel Izquierdo, High/Low Voltage Power Electrics Expert, Airbus Defence and Space
Dr. Kamiar J Karimi, Senior Technical Fellow, Energy Management and Power Systems,
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Dr. Linda Brussaard, Electrical Systems Expert, European Aviation Safety Agency
Luiz Valentini, Engineering Manager, Embraer
Pascal Thalin, SAE Standards Europe, SAE

9:30 am - 10:00 am Impact of aircraft electrification: Risk and opportunities

• Electrification roadmap in Airbus
• How to generate the electrical power on-board
• How to manage the electrical power
• Impact of electronics
Ph.D. Daniel Izquierdo-Gil, Senior Systems Engineer Military Aircraft at Airbus Defence and Space

Ph.D. Daniel Izquierdo-Gil

Senior Systems Engineer Military Aircraft
Airbus Defence and Space

10:00 am - 10:30 am Match and Meet

Identify your group while at the same time getting to know many of your peers in
a short amount of time.

10:30 am - 11:00 am Refreshment break and networking


11:00 am - 11:30 am Technological Progression for electric and hybrid aircraft

• Most recent technology achievements
• Technology needs to achieve vehicle objectives
• Technology roadmap for the near future

Evgeni Ganev, Chief Engineer Electromechanical Power Systems at Honeywell International

Evgeni Ganev

Chief Engineer Electromechanical Power Systems
Honeywell International

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Enabling System Level Technologies for Aircraft Energy Storage Systems

• Adoption Barriers associated with High Voltage High Capacity Energy Storage Systems
• System level impacts associated with cell selection
• Balancing and control architectures
• Thermal Management approaches for safe operations
Nathan Millecam, CEO at EP Systems

Nathan Millecam

EP Systems

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Networking luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm The electric aircraft paradigm: How standards add value -electric aircraft paradigm

• State of the art -standardization: Added value in aircraft research, development,
compliance & operations
• SAE international‘s multi-pronged and focused standardization initiatives and activities
• Electric and hybrid-electric platforms: Architectures and technologies requiring
standards development

Pascal Thalin, SAE Aerospace Standards Europe at SAE

Pascal Thalin

SAE Aerospace Standards Europe

• Update on electric and hybrid aviation project
• Energy storage devices
• Ongoing projects
Dr. Linda Brussaard, Electrical Systems Expert at European Aviation Safety Agency

Dr. Linda Brussaard

Electrical Systems Expert
European Aviation Safety Agency

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm A pragmatic and scalable approach to electric aviation

• Short term aviation market opportunities within reach of current electrical energy storage capacity
• A pragmatic approach towards certified flight for regional electric aircraft
• Energy storage and efficient aircraft operations
• How to make electric aviation robust and scalable in view of future energy storage developments
Michiel Sellier, Europe Representative at Ampaire

Michiel Sellier

Europe Representative

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment break and networking

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Opening remarks by the chairman Pascal Thalin, SAE Aerospace Standards Europe, SAE

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Urban air mobility: Stakes and perspectives

• Market and operational challenges
• Technological enablers
• The role and contribution of a start-up to the aerospace industry
Benoit Ferran, CTO at Ascendance Flight Technologies

Benoit Ferran

Ascendance Flight Technologies

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm The opportunity of urban electric aircraft transportation

Martin will discuss the incoming opportunity of Urban Electric Aircraft transportation, where he
will cover and make the case for eVTOL aircraft solutions for major cities, including the obvious
and more subtle benefits for this transformation.
• How this space will evolve, the economics required, the current regulatory challenges and likely
solutions ahead, including air traffic integration
• Highlight the private and commercial use opportunities, including the industry innovation present
today, and where it will likely be in the 5 and 10 year horizons
• Conclude with Autonomous Flight’s effort towards this cause, and share how the firm will play
a role in creating a city based air transportation system
Martin Warner, CEO at Autonomous Flight

Martin Warner

Autonomous Flight

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm A hybrid urban VTOL manufacturer’s perspective

• A manufacturer’s perspective of practical implementation of all available eAircraft tech
into a consumer focused hybrid aircraft system
• Turbine-generator-battery-motor systems selection and development criteria.
• Battery instead of engine for 2 engine VTOL operations over restricted areas
• Usability/practicality and the future of H2, battery, diesel, lithium-air
Cameron Spencer, CEO at FLUTR

Cameron Spencer


5:15 pm - 5:25 pm Closing remarks

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Evening Get-Together

Join our evening Get-Together and take this opportunity to network and
make new business contacts. Or just to relax and round off your first conference day.