Commercial Aviation Forum AIR Convention 2018 officially launched
On September 26th, Commercial Aviation Forum AIR Convention 2018 has officially started. Positioning itself as one of the most promising aviation events, AIR Convention commercial aviation forum brought key players from airlines, airports, aviation training companies, and most prominent aircraft manufacturers, like Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier – all in order to allow participants share expertise and network with aviation leaders.
Commercial Aviation Forum was opened by the speech of Gediminas Ziemelis. The Chairman of the Board at Avia Solutions Group warmly welcomed the participants, and expressed his wish for the conference to create an effective network between specialists, professionals and experts who want to input solutions to the changing aviation environment.
The overview panel was continued by Jim Freitas from Boeing, who evaluated general aviation market performance mentioning its strong profits and saying profit will only continue through 2018. He also briefly discussed existing and upcoming service market trends with LCC increase, big data and analytics growing significance, and new technologies alongside with innovation on top of everything else. Andrew Gordon, the Director of Strategic Marketing & Analysis at Airbus, also highlighted that 2018 was the year of high profitability for the global aviation, defined by more movements, more connectivity, more seats and more seats filled. However, considering the further aviation market growth, as Marta Sabin de Imperial from Bombardier noticed in her presentation, the long term strategies is where the growth will be.
The living legend of aviation Steven Hazy continued the aviation market overview and especially distinguished the emerging aviation markets of 2018 and 2019. He also expressed optimism about the Baltics market’s perspectives and said aviation industry growth is to follow in this highly educated region.
Quite obviously, to ensure healthy industry growth not only in the Baltics but globally, the existing problems and challenges of the market must be foreseen and well-timed. Since one of the most looming issues now is the growing demand for pilots, aviation technicians and cabin crew, aviation industry is now in a desperate need of new qualified people. The issue requires a system of different approaches to deal with. However, as Espen Hoiby the CEO of OSM Aviation pointed out - the primary need is to reinvent the very dream of a pilot career itself.
Along with the main Commercial Aviation Forum panel, two additional panels on “HR & Training” and “IT & Innovation” were working during the first exhibition day, with the speakers from Lufthansa Technik, TESTIA, Airbus Company, Flydubai, Blue Air, Avion Express, FL Technics, Pro Pilots, and many more.
AIR Convention conference and exhibition, taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania, will continue by the Aviation Industry Awards Ceremony, following by another conference day on September 27, 2018. More information about the event, conference panels and speakers can be found here: https://www.airconvention.com/
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