Upcoming Webinars

From Aerospace and Defense to Air Transport, MRO and Business Aviation, take a look at the full list of upcoming webinars below.



Drone Remote Identification

March 12, 2021

11:00 EST / 16:00 GMT / 17:00 CET


The FAA’s new Part 89 regulation for the Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft takes effect on March 16, 2021, and will require that nearly all small drones be capable of broadcasting their position by September 2023.


How will the requirement work in practice and what are the implications for drone operator privacy? The webinar will also consider the topics of Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) and commercial drone operations.


Moderated by Bill Carey, Senior Editor, Business & Commercial Aviation



Edgar Valdez, Regulatory Strategy Manager, UPS Flight Forward


Melissa Glidden Tye, Associate General Counsel, Emerging Technologies, Verizon


Kip Spurio, Managing Director, Air Traffic Systems, Raytheon Technologies


Matt Satterley, Policy and Government Relations, Wing


Aerospace’s Hottest Market? The Future of Vertical Lift

March 15, 2021

10:00 EDT / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET


Exciting new technologies and designs are beginning to broaden dramatically the once-limited horizons of vertical lift. Can industry break out of the mold that has shaped this sector for decades?


Nick Lappos, Sikorsky senior technical fellow and chair of the U.S. National Academies Committee on Advanced Air Mobility, and Mike Hirschberg, executive director of the Vertical Flight Society, join Aviation Week editors for a deep dive into what’s coming – military and civil, manned and unmanned, conventional and eVTOL –and which ideas are most likely to succeed.


Moderated by Graham Warwick, Executive Editor, Technology, Aviation Week Network



Nick Lappos, Sikorsky Senior Technical Fellow and Chair of the US National Academies Committee on Advanced Air Mobility


Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director, The Vertical Flight Society


Tony Osborne, London Bureau Chief and rotorcraft specialist, Aviation Week Network



Commercial Aircraft Development: What’s on the Horizon?

March 17, 2021

10:00 EDT / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET


Soaring sales of the A321neo and the woes of Boeing’s 737 MAX have enabled Airbus to make big gains in market share. Can a cash-strapped Boeing afford to develop a new aircraft in response – and if it does, what would be the best approach? And how much life is left in “conventional” aircraft and engine designs now that pressure on the industry is mounting for carbon-neutral travel?


Aerospace analyst Sash Tusa joins Aviation Week editors for a look at what’s coming in aircraft and engine design, from the near-term to the long-term.


Moderated by Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network



Sash Tusa, Aerospace Analyst, Agency Partners


Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week


Guy Norris, Senior Propulsion Editor, Aviation Week


The Outlook for Defense in a Biden Administration

March 18, 2021

14:00 EDT / 18:00 GMT / 19:00 CET


New administrations always usher in policy changes. The question is how much U.S. President Joe Biden plans to change at the Pentagon – and what programs he is likely to retain. We talk with the two leaders of a House Armed Services Committee panel that sets policies about the purchase of the nation’s bomber fleet, aerial refueling tankers, transport aircraft, aircraft carriers and nuclear weapons.

Join Aviation Week editors and guests as they discuss the emerging priorities of the U.S. and their priorities for the fiscal 2022 budget cycle.


Moderated by Jen DiMascio, Executive Editor, Defense and Space, Aviation Week



Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), chairman, House Armed Services projection forces subcommittee


Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), ranking member, House Armed Services projection forces subcommittee


Lee Hudson, Pentagon Editor, Aviation Week Network


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Fireside Chat with Jens Bischof, Eurowings Chairman and CEO

March 22, 2021

9:00 EDT / 13:00 GMT / 14:00 CET


Germany-based Eurowings, the low-cost carrier brand of Lufthansa Group, is poised to launch a long-haul brand, Eurowings Discover. This and the airline’s view of how the leisure travel market recovery is shaping up—the challenges and opportunities—will be discussion points with Jens Bischof, a highly-respected and innovative executive with a strong track record at the Lufthansa Group.


Moderated by Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, ATW



Fireside Chat with Dorothea von Boxberg, Lufthansa Cargo CEO

March 24, 2021

11:00 EDT / 15:00 GMT / 16:00 CET


Lufthansa Cargo is one of the largest cargo airlines globally. The carrier, like much of the sector, is facing a complex set of circumstances in the COVID-19 pandemic, managing relatively high demand and scarce capacity.


Navigating the airline through the crisis is at the top of Dorothea von Boxberg’s challenging agenda as she takes the CEO position on March 1. Von Boxberg has served as the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer since 2018 following senior roles in the group’s passenger airline division and at Star Alliance.


Beginning her career at Boston Consulting Group in 1999, Von Boxberg discusses the challenges Lufthansa Cargo and the industry faces with Jens Flottau, Aviation Week Network’s Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation.



SpeedNews Webinar: Status of the Industry - Survival of the Supply Chain

March 24, 2021

11:00 EST 


Supported by Alderman & Company


Discussion topics: The Supply Chain: Consolidation and Restructuring


Moderated by Joanna Speed, Aviation Week Network


William H. Alderman - President, Alderman & Company


Christopher Gidden - Managing Director, Stephens


David A. Nolletti - A&D Practice Lead, Conway MacKenzie


Fireside Chat with Johan Lundgren, easyJet CEO & Incoming A4E Chair

March 25, 2021

11:15 EDT / 15:15 GMT / 16:15 CET


UK-based low-cost carrier easyJet is a major force in European air travel. CEO Johan Lundgren will provide his insights into how the market has been re-shaped by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit.


The discussion will take place on the day Lundgren also takes up the post of Airlines For Europe Chair, providing a platform for him to share viewpoints on industry-wide issues such as sustainability and carbon reduction and aviation taxation.


Moderated by Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, ATW



Fireside Chat with Carlos Munoz, Volotea CEO

March 26, 2021

6:00 EDT / 10:00 GMT / 11:00 CET


Barcelona-headquartered Volotea is proof of the flexibility and adaptability of low-cost carriers that has served them well through the pandemic-driven downturn. Volotea, founded in 2012, has expanded its fleet to become an all-Airbus narrowbody operator and now serves some 90 European cities.


Co-founder and CEO Carlos Munoz is a recognized expert in LCC operations having founded Spanish budget carrier Vueling, now one of Europe’s largest LCCs, before turning to the creation of Volotea.


Moderated by Victoria Moores, European Bureau Chief, Air Transport World



Fireside Chat with Alexandre De Juniac, IATA Director General

March 26, 2021

10:00 EDT / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET


Under the leadership of CEO Alexandria de Juniac, IATA has led the charge to adapt the global airline industry to the devastating effects of the pandemic. De Juniac, a former Air France-KLM Group CEO, has worked tirelessly to persuade governments of the critical need for financial assistance and to adopt workable hygiene and border practices that can best enable air travel recovery.


As he nears the end of his IATA term, he discusses the challenges ahead.


Moderated by Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, ATW



SpeedNews Webinar: Status of the Industry - Where Do We Go from Here?

April 21, 2021

1:00 EST


Discussion topics: Where Do We Go from Here?


Moderated by Steve Costley, Managing Editor, SpeedNews, Aviation Week Network


Richard Aboulafia - Vice President, Analysis, Teal Group


William H. Alderman - President, Alderman & Company


Richard Apps - Director, Counterpoint Market Intelligence


Dr. Kevin Michaels - Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory