Ecological and Electric Aviation 2020 March 4 Helsinki
Aviation technology responds to the challenges of climate change. Renewable aviation fuels, ecological and electric passenger aircraft are here.
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. 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.
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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. What excatly is happening and how do we keep up with this development?
Welcome to the historic Finlandia Hall to listen to expert lectures on March 4. Among the supporters and presenters of the conference are
- ANS Finland,
- Heart Aerospace,
- Nordic Network for Electric Aviation and
- Robots Expert.
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 on the fast evolving eco-development in flying technology. The aim is also to highlight the opportunities to businesses in Finland and other countries, and how this development helps to fight climate change.
Registration to the conference
The registration fee is 75 Euros and includes coffee, lunch and afternoon coffee (for student discount see below)
Registration is obligatory including the representatives of the press. A press pass includes the conference menu for 25 euros, and is available for a restricted number of participants.
09.00 Opening speech, Terhi Lehtonen, State secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Finnish Government
09.15 Review of seminar programme, Introduction of the of organisers.
- Janne Ropponen, PhD, CEO, MAF Finland
- Janne Vasama, Chairman of Helsinki Electric Aviation Association
09.30 Maria Fiskerud, Project Manager, Nordic Network for Electric Aviation (NEA): Nordics as a Forerunner Towards Zero Carbon Aviation
10.30 Susan X. Ying, PhD, Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Ampaire: Shaping the Future of Electrical Aviation
11.00 Pasi Nikama, Senior Vice President, Air Navigation Services Finland: Digitalization and Unmanned Traffic Management
12.15 Sami Jauhiainen, Vice President of Business Development, Renewable Aviation, Neste: Growth Outlook for Sustainable Aviation Fuels
12.45 Olli Hakanen, Architect, Founder & CEO, Respace: Finnopolis - Nation Wide System of Sustainable Mobility Services Utilising Electric Passenger Aircraft
13.15 Jonas Stjernberg, Senior Vice President, Robots Expert: Reducing CO2 from Aviation Requires Mixing Manned and Unmanned Aviation
14.15 Stefan Baumeister PhD, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Jyväskylä: The Emissions Reduction Potentials of Electric Aircraft in Finland
14.45 Anders Forslund, Founder & CEO Heart Aerospace:The ES-19 - a 19-Seater Aircraft Designed for Nordic Regional Air Travel
15.30 Debate on Ecological and Electric Aviation (in Finnish language)
Ekologinen ja sähköinen lentäminen kehittyy – miten Suomi pysyy mukana?
Debate is hosted by Heikki Kauhanen - TV Producer and journalist
Inka Hopsu, Member of Parliament, Member of Environment Committee, Green Parliamentary Group
Jouni Kotiaho, Member of Parliament, Member of Transport and Communications Committee, The Finns Party Parliamentary Group
Suna Kymäläinen, Member of Parliament, Chairperson of Transport and Communications Committee, Social Democratic Parliamentary Group
Heikki Vestman, Member of Parliament, Constitutional Law Committee, Parliamentary Group of the National Coalition Party
Other participants of the debate shall be annouced later.
17.00 End of Conference
* programme subject to changes
The registration fee is 75 Euros and includes coffee, lunch and afternoon coffee (students 25 euros. Observe note below).*
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.