The Aviation Industry is set to be well represented at European Women in Technology this November, with speakers from top aviation companies, including Boeing and SESAR.
As air travel has become an accessible and essential form of transport across the business world, ensuring the safety, high performance and efficiency of vehicles as well as managing airspace and airports is critical to the industry.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts that global passenger numbers will almost double in the period to 2036, rising to 7.8 billion annually. The aviation industry is already taking steps to meet this demand, as Airbus announced in July 2018 that nearly 37,400 new aircraft are required over the next 20 years. A knock-on effect of this demand is a rising demand in the maintenance sector; Airbus has estimated that the maintenance, repair and operations sector will be worth $120 billion annually by 2036.
Drones will soon be used as maintenance tools to detect surface damage on its fleet. Companies such as EasyJet are already trialling this, and have found that the use of drones reduced the time taken to inspect each aircraft, allowing technicians more time to complete other tasks. Lufthansa Technik announced last year that they were testing numerous technological innovations, including mobile 3D scanners and drone inspections at their Malta facility.
By bringing together technologists from across platform manufacturers and aviation operators, explore what is on the horizon for the aviation sector at this year's conference. See below our top five speakers in the aviation industry and the topics they will be covering at this year's European Women in Technology conference.
Top 5 Speakers:
Mariagrazia La Piscopia
Chief Strategy and Programme Management @ SESAR
Session: Single European Sky - Towards Defragmentation Through Digital Transformation
CEO @ A Drone of Her Own
Sessions: Female Founder Spotlight - Why I Drone Like a Woman But Drone in a Man's World & Why a Female Perspective is Critically Needed to Drone Over Refugee Camps
Senior Learning Program Manager @ Boeing
Session: Personal Branding - Owning Your First Impression
Head of Data and AI @ BAE Systems
Session: Workshop - Cracking the Code on Interview Technique
Digital Transformation- Cybersecurity Director @ Thales
Session: Chair Intro
Join 4,000+ industry professionals for two days of career-boosting workshops, inspiring keynotes and networking opportunities at European Women in Tech on November 26-27.