The Future of Flight: Reimagining Sustainable Air Travel Post-COVID
November 18, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm PST
Airlines and airports have struggled mightily during the COVID-19 pandemic as passengers stayed home and air travel slowed. Essential air service airports and small regional airlines across the rural U.S. and Canada have cut staff, flights, and are facing enormous economic shortfalls.
With major infrastructure funding soon to be available in Canada and the U.S., how can electrification of regional airports and small airfleets for passengers and cargo boost the industry and save this vital industry? Between low-cost, green energy fuels and cutting edge electric technology, the Pacific Northwest has the talent and expertise to lead the world in electric aviation.
Hear from policy experts, airline CEOs and electric plane manufacturers on the role decarbonization can play in saving and reviving small airports across the region, maintaining vital links between communities.
Introduction by: Bruce Agnew Director, Cascadia Center and ACES NW Network
- Rep. Vandana Slatter, Washington House of Representatives
- Yolanka Wulff, Co-Executive Director, Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI)
- Greg Mcdougall, Founder & CEO, Harbour Air
- Roei Gonzarski, CEO, MagniX
- Joe Sparling, President, Air North
- Adrienne Lindgren, State and Local Partnerships Lead, Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group
- JR Hammond, Executive Director, Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium