Ecological and Electric Aviation Conference Helsinki March 6

All-electric Lilium Jet is able to lift up vertically and its wing creates necessary lift during cruise flight. Image: www.lilium.com.
All-electric Lilium Jet is able to lift up vertically and its wing creates necessary lift during cruise flight. Image: www.lilium.com.

Vertically rising VTOL electric flying machines will revolutionize urban traffic in the future, but fixed-wing electrical airplanes are also needed for passenger transport. Renewable aviation fuels are also coming into use. Aviation technology responds to the challenges of climate change. The Ecological and Electronic Aviation Conference sheds light on these issues, including urban planning. At the end of the conference, a debate will be held where the politicians of the major Finnish parliamentary groups will discuss and debate how Finland needs to be involved in this development.

The first electrical flight was flown in Finland 31.7.2018 by the Helsinki Electric Flight Association’s Pipistrel Alpha Electro aircraft.
The first electrical flight was flown in Finland 31.7.2018 by the Helsinki Electric Flight Association’s Pipistrel Alpha Electro aircraft.

Conference partner organisations 

The following organisations have participated or are supporting the ecological and electric aviation conference in Helsinki.

MAF Finland and Helsinki Electric Aviation Association shall use the received contributions for the organising and marketing the event.

In the near future, flying can also be emission-free and also quiet, simple, fast and even inexpensive. The introduction of eco-technology in flying and the introduction of electric aircraft into urban traffic is happening at a fast pace. How does Finland keep up with this development? How to consider this in urban architecture?

Welcome on 6 March to the new Helsinki City Library Oodi to listen to expert lectures. Among the supporters of the conference are Finavia, Finnair, Innovarch, Lilium and Neste. At the end of the day a political debate involving Minister of Energy and Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen (Center Party), Doctor of Technology, Member of Parliament Jyrki Kasvi (Green Party), Member of Parliament, chairman of parliament committee on traffic and communication Ari Jalonen (Blue reform party) and Member of Parliament, detective sergeant police Mika Raatikainen (The Finns Party), Candidate for Parliament, Eveliina Heinäluoma, (The Social Democratic Party of Finland) and Candidate for Parliament,  Mia Nygård (The National Coalition Party). 

MAF Finland organizes this Ecological and Electronic Flight Conference together with the Helsinki Electric Aviation Association. The purpose of the conference is to provide up-to-date information to Finnish decision-makers and to raise to public discussion the fast evolving eco-development in flying technology. The aim is also to highlight the opportunities that this development brings to Finland.

Registration to the conference

The registration fee is 20 Euros and includes coffee, lunch and afternoon coffee. Register now.

 

Conference programme March 6, 2019*

08:00-08.30 registration

08.30 coffee

09.00 Opening, Otso Kivekäs, Chairman of Helsinki City Council

09.15 Review of seminar programme, Introduction of the of organisers. 

09.30 Lilium, Dr. Tassilo Wanner, Vice President, Global Public & Regulatory Affairs: Lilium Jet

10.00 Diamond Aircraft, MSc Maarten Frijling, Project Leader Electric Aircraft: The Development of HEMEP, the Hybrid Electric Multi Engine Plane

10.30 Finnair, Jaakko Schildt, Vice President, Operations: Towards More Responsible Air Travel

11.00 Airbus, Glenn LlewellynBringing Zero-emission Technologies to Aviation

11.30 lunch

12.15 Finavia, CEO Kimmo Mäki: Future of Ecological Aviation in Finland

12.45 Neste, Dr. Virpi Kröger, Development Manager, Neste Aviation Solutions: Neste -Decarbonizing aviation

13.15 Innovarch Architects, MSc architect Juha Lampi, Director of Design, Logistics and Transport/Traffic and Innovations: City and the Sky: Four-dimensional Blood Circuit of the Built World. Innovarch Arrchitects

13.45 coffee

14.30 Debate: Ecological and Electric Aviation develops – how about Finland? Debate in Finnish language hosted by Sami Saikkonen

Ekologinen ja sähköinen lentäminen kehittyy – miten Suomi pysyy mukana?

Eveliina Heinäluoma, Candidate for Parliament, The Social Democratic Party of Finland

Ari Jalonen, MP, Transport and Communications Committee,  The Blue Reform Party

Jyrki Kasvi, MP, Transport and Communications Committee, The Greens in Finland

Mia Nygård, Candidate for Parliament, The National Coalition Party

Mika Raatikainen, MP, Defence Committee, The Finns Party

Kimmo Tiilikainen, MP, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing, The Centre Party of Finland

Lisäksi kommenttipuheenvuorot:

Kari Salmi, RKP

Mirita Saxberg, Liike Nyt

Huom. kaikkiin eduskuntapuolueisiin oltiin yhteydessä ja pyydettiin osallistumaan.

16.00 End of conference

* programme subject to changes

In the near future, flying can also be emission-free and also quiet, simple, fast and inexpensive according to Lilium. Image: www.lilium.com.
In the near future, flying can also be emission-free and also quiet, simple, fast and inexpensive according to Lilium. Image: www.lilium.com.
Political debate on ecological and electrical flying. How does Finland keep up with development? Participating Minister of Energy and Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen (Center Party). and MP Dr. Jyrki Kasvi (Green Party). Photos: K. Tiilikainen, Helsingin sähkölentoyhdistys, J. Kasvi.
Political debate on ecological and electrical flying. How does Finland keep up with development? Participating Minister of Energy and Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen (Center Party). and MP Dr. Jyrki Kasvi (Green Party). Photos: K. Tiilikainen, Helsingin sähkölentoyhdistys, J. Kasvi.
Volocopter is also building a fully electrical powered VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft to help ease urban traffic problems. Image: www.volocopter.com.
Volocopter is also building a fully electrical powered VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft to help ease urban traffic problems. Image: www.volocopter.com.

Why is this important to Finland? 

Finavia reports that the total tax revenue for Finland in the air traffic sector was EUR 2.5 billion already in 2012 (Source: IATA / Oxford Economics 2012). The industry is growing strongly and its volume is doubling. The new eco-technology now offers opportunities to further climate targets also in the air transport sector. The new technology will also have a significant impact on urban transport in the future. Finland must now take action and work and make decisions that promote the introduction of these new opportunities.

Why is MAF Finland the main organizer of the conference?

The development of ecological and electrical aviation and its technology is a very important issue for MAF Finland, as it is likely to change our operations significantly in the future. Flying and matters relating to flying are very important to MAF Finland in both developing countries and in Finland. As a result of global warming, matters related to ecological flying are naturally high on our agenda, as with all Finnish aviation operators. This is well known to us, because MAF flights are helping people in many areas, such as South Sudan and Chad, suffering from climate change. As an organization providing relief flights in developing countries it is natural for MAF to support technical development and especially this in aviation and in Finland. Read more about MAF Finland's work.