Ecological and Electric Aviation 2020 March 4 Helsinki

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Conference is held in English language. Only last part of the programme - debate starting at 15.30 - is held in Finnish language.

Aviation technology responds to the challenges of climate change. Renewable aviation fuels, ecological and electric passenger aircraft are here.

Ampaire is developing an electric hybrid plane.
Heart Aerospace is developing 19-seater all-electric passenger aircraft.

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.

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.

Heart Aerospace is developing 19-seater all-electric passenger aircraft.

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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

  • Ampaire,
  • ANS Finland,
  • Finnair,
  • Heart Aerospace,
  • Neste, 
  • 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) Register now.

 

Conference programme March 4, 2020*

* programme subject to changes

08:00-08.30 registration

08.30 coffee

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. 

09.30 Maria Fiskerud, Project Manager, Nordic Network for Electric Aviation (NEA)Nordics as a Forerunner Towards Zero Carbon Aviation

10.00 Anne Larilahti,Vice President for Sustainability, FinnairAirlines Active in the Battle Against Climate Change

10.30 Susan X. Ying, PhD, Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, AmpaireShaping the Future of Electrical Aviation 

11.00 Pasi Nikama, Senior Vice President, Air Navigation Services Finland: Digitalization and Unmanned Traffic Management

11.30 lunch

12.15 Sami Jauhiainen, Vice President of Business Development, Renewable Aviation, NesteGrowth 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 ExpertReducing CO2 from Aviation Requires Mixing Manned and Unmanned Aviation

13.45 coffee

14.15 (to be confirmed)

14.45 Anders Forslund, Founder & CEO Heart Aerospace:The ES-19 - a 19-Seater Aircraft Designed for Nordic Regional Air Travel

15.15 break

15.30 Debate on Ecological and Electric Aviation (in Finnish language)

Ekologinen ja sähköinen lentäminen kehittyy – miten Suomi pysyy mukana?

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

 

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.

Conference registration

The registration fee is 75 Euros and includes coffee, lunch and afternoon coffee (students 25 euros. Observe note below).*

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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.