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 Opening remarks by the chairman

8:45 am - 9:30 am Panel discussion | The electrification of aerospace: A realistic roadmap (in terms of technology, markets, infrastructure and finance) for the next 5 years! Experts from OEMs, regulatory bodies and research institutes

Experts from OEMs, regulatory bodies and research institutes 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
Dr. Daniel Izquierdo, High/Low Voltage Power Electrics Expert, Airbus Defence and Space
Gary Smith, Director of Operations Transformation, easyJet
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
Norman Pereira, Aerospace Engineer (Electrical/Electronic Systems), FAA,
Luiz Valentini, Engineering Manager, Embraer
Pascal Thalin, Aerospace Standards Europe - SAE International

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
Dr. Daniel Izquierdo, High/
Ph.D. Daniel Izquierdo-Gil, High/Low Voltage Power Electrics Expert at Airbus Defence and Space

Ph.D. Daniel Izquierdo-Gil

High/Low Voltage Power Electrics Expert
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.


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 Network 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
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 - 4:00 pm A novel AC hybrid for hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system

A novel AC hybrid for hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system
• New hybrid concept for fuel cell-battery aircraft
• Connection of battery directly to motor phases
• Voltage boost for a short period to meet high power demand, for example, during climbing phase
• Discharge and recharge of the battery under different flight scenario
Debjani Ghosh, Researcher at Institute of energy conversion and storage

Debjani Ghosh

Institute of energy conversion and storage

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Smartflyer - the hybrid-electric cruise aircraft

Hybrid-electric configuration
• Redundancy and reliability of a hybrid-electric powertrain
• Efficient and easy management of power source
Rolf Stuber, Head of Design at SmartFlyer Ltd.

Rolf Stuber

Head of Design
SmartFlyer Ltd.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Refreshment break and networking

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Material science answers to aircraft electrification challenges

• Since 1943 when first Dow silicones for aviation have been created, we are committed to
support the aerospace market
• Up to now we have developed a comprehensive product portfolio that supports demanding
applications like power electronics, batteries and charging units to name a few
• A lot of those developments are coming from cross industry expertise including not only
aviation but transportation is the broader sense
• With the increasing needs for effective thermal management, EMI shielding and sensitive
components protection, Dow solutions could be of help for the aviation industry at disruption.
Thierry Cooremans, Technical Service & Development Specialist at DOW

Thierry Cooremans

Technical Service & Development Specialist

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Integration of hydrogen electric powertrain into 4-seater aircraft

• New architecture & design of hydrogen propulsion system into aircraft application system
• Thermal management of electric hybrid powertrain
• Efficiency and outlook on electric hydrogen powertrain integration
Prof. Dr. Josef Kallo, Coordinator Energy Systems Intergration at German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Prof. Dr. Josef Kallo

Coordinator Energy Systems Intergration
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

6:15 pm - 6:30 pm Closing remarks by Josef Kallo