September 17 - 19, 2019
Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown, Seattle, WA

Agenda Day 1


8:30 am - 9:30 am Registration, welcome coffee and "Who is Who"

Register and have a first cup of coffee all while discovering who else is participating in  the conference. The  Matchmaking picture wall will  help you identify who you want to meet at  the conference. Made in corporation with FujiFilm.

9:30 am - 9:45 am Opening Remarks by Chairman

The new era of electric aircraft

9:45 am - 10:15 am Electric aviation: Join the revolution

How we got here
• Current benefits of electric propulsion
• Challenges
• Future of electric aviation
George Bye, CEO at Bye Aerospace

George Bye

Bye Aerospace

10:15 am - 10:45 am Interactive session: Speed networking

Maximize your networking outcome at this event by participating in these fast-paced 1-to-1 meetings. Get to know the other attendees and exchange your business cards.Have your business cards ready!

10:45 am - 11:15 am Coffee break and networking

11:15 am - 11:45 am Urban air mobility: From eVTOL to forward flight mode

•Case study of an urban air mobility project
•A closer consideration of all-electric UAM (urban air mobility) systems
•Future opportunities and challenges for scalability TBC
Scott Drennan, Vice President of Innovation at Bell Flight

Scott Drennan

Vice President of Innovation
Bell Flight

New possibilities in aircraft design due to electrification

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Integrated propulsion, power and thermal early during air vehicle conceptual design: NATO STO AVT-333 activity upgrade

Current common practice in air vehicle design follows the path of largely independent propulsion power and thermal management subsystem design
•Traditional design process often fails to return a closed solution leading to insufficient power or thermal management capacity
•cost to deal with these problems late in the design process is unacceptably expensive
•To minimize these difficulties in future air vehicle design, the propulsion, power and thermal management subsystems, and other vehicle systems must all be appropriately coupled
Dr. Darcy Allison, Program Manager for OPTIMUS and EXPEDITE at Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Dr. Darcy Allison

Program Manager for OPTIMUS and EXPEDITE
Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm A new era of regional, emission-free flight

New innovations in plane design enabled by electric flight
•The economics of electrified flight and why regional travel will be the ifrst class to go 100% electric

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm Network luncheon

Developments in energy storage for MEA

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Health Monitoring and prognostics for safer and more efficient batteries for more electric aircrafts

•Health monitoring of energy systems is key to EA )electric aircraft) systems
•Prognostics enable the pilot/operator to know the future state of the system
•Known future health state helps is taking better decisions
•Both combined can help in keeping the EA system, as well as airspace safe
•Both combined can help in keeping the EA system as well as airspace safe
Chetan Kulkarni, Lead Systems Health Management Electrical, Electronics, Battery Systems at NASA

Chetan Kulkarni

Lead Systems Health Management Electrical, Electronics, Battery Systems

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Hydrogen Fuel cell system for aircraft applications

•Fuel cell basics for aircraft operations
•Fuel cell efficiency in aircraft environment
•Relative humidity control in aircraft environment
•Fuel cell dynamics in aircraft environments
Prof. Dr. Josef Kallo, Coordinator electric flight at German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Prof. Dr. Josef Kallo

Coordinator electric flight
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Refreshment break and networking

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm System-level influence on PM propulsion motor design

•Trade offs between cost, losses, and weight
•Constraining the dimensions
•Mechanical integration with fan
•Electrical integration with converter/controller
Daniel M. Saban, PE PhD, Chief Engineer, Zunum Aero
Daniel Saban, Chief Engineer at Zunum Aero

Daniel Saban

Chief Engineer
Zunum Aero

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm Rountable session

Session A | Looking beyond: Technology path for expansion of electrified aircraft
Session B | Software controlled aircraft: an innovation challenge to established certification practices
Session C | What is the practical path to 50-100 seat hybrid electric aircraft?
Session D I Road to successful commercial flight: retrofit vs. new concepts?

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Closing remarks by Chairman

Evening get together

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Evening get together