The new Aerospace Tech Week Europe agenda in brief

by | Feb 5, 2024 | AI & ML, Avionics, Connectivity, Flight Ops IT, Innovation, MRO IT, Sustainability

The highly anticipated Aerospace Tech Week agenda has finally arrived, promising an in-depth exploration of cutting-edge technology and innovation. With keynote interviews and panels featuring IATA’s Director General, Willie Walsh, Airbus’ Head of Disruptive R&T, Senior Vice President, Grzegorz Ombach, and many more, this is an opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders and gain insights into the future direction of aerospace technology.

This event spans five key areas: Avionics, Aerospace testing, Connectivity, MRO IT, Flight Ops IT.



Looking at the advancements and trends in avionics technology, this track discusses updates to mandates and regulatory framework, unpacks the next generation of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), maps the role of AI, and features the development of cutting edge systems. Key speakers include Anna von Groote, Director General, EUROCAE and Ahmad Bakker, Strategy & Innovation Lead, Rotterdam the Hague Airport, Royal Schiphol Group.



Covering advancements in testing technologies, this section looks at digital twinning and virtual testing as well as innovation in the testing environment. It also covers high-level integration and testing, complex and embedded systems. Spanning various testing methodologies this track includes conversations with Adam Harris, Global Chief of Testing Facilities, Rolls Royce and Asteris Apostolidis, Technical Innovation Lead for BlueLabs, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.



Exploring the increasing value of the hyperconnected airspace, this track unpacks aircraft data management and cybersecurity, and data exchange technologies for the connected and integrated ATM. The Connectivity sessions cover the ever evolving cybersecurity threat and how to navigate it, the practical implications of 5G, and the harmonisation of the data communication landscape. Key speakers include Anna Guégan, Senior Technical Programme Manager, EUROCAE, and Bruno Tomas, CTO, Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA).



Focused on the digitalisation and optimisation of maintenance, repair, and overhaul process, this track delves into AI, machine learning, and autonomy in data and analytics as well as innovation and integrating new technologies. Here, conversation spans The Cloud, use of drones in maintenance, predictive analysis, and the transition to paperless. Featured speakers include Marcos Melchiori, Senior, MRO Manager, LATAM sharing the cost and time benefits gained from integrating drones into maintenance.



Addressing the optimisation and efficiency of flight operations through technology, this section looks at sustainable and innovative flight ops, predictive ops and real-time data, as well as the growing role of AI/ML in enhancing efficiency. The sessions also touches on optimisation for sustainability and a range of future developments in flight ops IT. Key speakers include Diederik-Jan Bos, Head of IOCC, SunExpress and Viktorija Diestelkamp, Head of Data and Analytics, British Airways.


Aerospace Tech Week evolved significantly since its Avionics origins in 2001, attracting leading airlines and key ecosystem players. On the 17-18th April, the event is bringing 2,000 airline executives, aircraft makers and their partners together in Munich for two days of networking, conference content, and receptions. View the full agenda here or get your ticket.


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