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April 27-28, 2020
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Dallas, TX
#AWUAM

Monday, April 27
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Monday, April 27, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Monday, April 27
1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
  • Monday, April 27, 1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Welcome to Aviation Week’s 2nd Annual Urban Air Mobility Americas Conference
Speaker
Jacqueline Smith

Senior Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Monday, April 27
1:10 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Monday, April 27, 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM
Speaker
Pamela Cohn

Vice President, Global Strategy & Operations
Hyundai Urban Air Mobility
Keynote

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Monday, April 27
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Monday, April 27, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Industry experts discuss the critical market trends in the emerging Urban Air Mobility market. This session will lay-out a realistic timeline for what the market will look like 5, 10, and 15 years in the future.

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Monday, April 27
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Monday, April 27, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Notable progress has been made on many fronts since Aviation Week’s inaugural Urban Air Mobility event in April 2019, but significant challenges remain to be overcome before urban air mobility is a reality. Panelists will cover important milestones that have been achieved as well as the limiting factors that remain....
Speakers
Dr  Vivek Saxena

Managing Director
Advisory Aerospace OSC
Moderator

Parimal (PK) Kopardekar PhD

Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI)
NASA Ames Research Center
Speaker

Adrienne Lindgren

Service Area Manager, Aerial Innovation & Urban Aviation
WSP
Speaker

David Silver

Vice President for Civil Aviation
Aerospace Industries Association
Speaker

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Monday, April 27
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Monday, April 27, 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

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Monday, April 27
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Monday, April 27, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Deloitte is working with NASA to develop a UAM Community Concept of Operations that draws insights from across a broad cross section of the UAM Ecosystem. This session briefly summarizes the effort and hosts a focused panel discussion of one of the key pillars - community integration. Urban Air Mobility...
Speaker
Matthew Metcalfe

Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting, LLP
Speaker

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Monday, April 27
3:50 PM - 4:40 PM
  • Monday, April 27, 3:50 PM - 4:40 PM
The key enabling technology behind eVTOL vehicles are the propulsion systems. Leading hybrid electric propulsion and battery manufacturers and developers join us to discuss the progress that has been made in design, power and productivity and their vision for how these systems will change the future of aviation. 
Speaker
David Shilliday

Vice President, APU & Electric Power
Honeywell Aerospace
Speaker

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Monday, April 27
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Monday, April 27, 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Initial plans for UAM operations call for piloted vehicles but the ultimate goal is to reach autonomous operations. How will advanced avionics systems and flight controls enable simplified operations? How many trips must be logged and what are the certification hurdles that must be overcome to be autonomy ready?

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Monday, April 27
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Tuesday, April 28
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Tuesday, April 28
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Speaker
Jacqueline Smith

Senior Conference Producer
Aviation Week Network
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 28
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
Speaker
Michael Thacker

Executive Vice President of Technology & Innovation
Bell
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 28
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Regulators and industry groups took many steps closer to eVTOL vehicle certification and regulation in 2019. However, vehicle certification is only the first step and new operating regulations could take years to develop. Panelists provide insights on key roadblocks including pilot training, air traffic management, and airport licensing. What impact...
Speaker
Frank Matus

Director, Digital Aviation Market Development, Americas
Thales
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 28
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Tuesday, April 28
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Taking a look outside of urban centers for how eVTOL vehicles and operators are making headway in the regional and sub-regional markets.
Speakers
Tom Hsieh

Co-Founder and Chairman
FLOAT Shuttle Inc.
Speaker

Rob McKinney

President & COO
FLOAT Shuttle Inc.
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 28
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Despite substantial progress in vehicle designs and technology, Urban Air Mobility operations will not come to fruition if the flying public has significant safety concerns. Public perception and acceptance are imperative to get to operations. This session will look at new research into public perception hurdles as well as dig...
Speaker
Gene Reindel

Vice President
HMMH
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 28
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

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Tuesday, April 28
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Welcome to Dallas - Fort Worth! Join local leaders in the emerging UAM market for an inside look at how North Texas is leading the way as one of the first test sites for UAM operations in the United States.
Speaker
Scott Drennan

VP of Innovation
Bell
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 28
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Active investors in the UAM market discuss key obstacles and challenges to funding entry into service. What expectations are there for demand, costs and operating economics for hub airports and vertiport infrastructure? What are realistic strategies and timelines for investors and interested players? Is the risk really worth the reward?
Speaker
Allan Fan

Global Head of Strategy & Commercial Planning
Hyundai Urban Air Mobility
Speaker

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Tuesday, April 28
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

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Tuesday, April 28
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 28, 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
How do operators plan to manage their fleets as they enter into service? What are the timelines for growth and expansion? How are they working to ensure a sustainable supply chain network and related manufacturing capabilities?
Speakers
Matt Holvey

Manager, Intelligent Systems
Bell
Speaker

Robin Riedel

Partner
Mckinsey & Company
Speaker

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