2022
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HYDROGEN AVIATION SUMMIT

November 30 & December 1

VIRTUAL

/ HOSTED BY ZEROAVIA
The third annual Hydrogen Aviation Summit will bring together aviation industry and government leaders from North America and Europe to explore the near and long-term future for hydrogen aviation and its critical role in tackling the sector’s growing share of climate impact. The event will be a forum for discussion on critical issues such as technology advancements, policy levers, investment, emissions reduction strategies, non-CO2 impacts, passenger sentiment and infrastructure needs.

2022

Speakers
Val Miftakhov
Val Miftakhov
FOUNDER & CEO, ZEROAVIA
Myron Keehn
Myron Keehn
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Jill Blickstein
Jill Blickstein
VICE PRESIDENT, SUSTAINABILITY, AMERICAN AIRLINES
Ron Van Manen
Ron Van Manen
HEAD OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT, EU CLEAN AVIATION JOINT UNDERTAKING
Richard Moriarty
Richard Moriarty
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, UK CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
Graham Warwick
Graham Warwick
MANAGING EDITOR, TECHNOLOGY, AVIATION WEEK
Jesse Schneider
Jesse Schneider
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CTO, ZEV STATION
Tom Mowle
Tom Mowle
HEAD OF HYDROGEN DEMAND, UK DEPT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY
Richard Berkling
Richard Berkling
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, POWERCELL SWEDEN AB
Dominic Weeks
Dominic Weeks
HEAD OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS & MARKETING, ZEROAVIA
Katy Milne
Katy Milne
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR FOR HYDROGEN, UK'S HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING CATAPULT
Baroness Vere
Baroness Vere
MINISTER FOR AVIATION, MARITIME AND SECURITY DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT, UK
Ed Espiritu
Ed Espiritu
CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AND UA VENTURES, UNITED AIRLINES
James McMicking
James McMicking
VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY, ZEROAVIA
Gabriele Teofili
Gabriele Teofili
HEAD OF AIRCRAFT INTEGRATION AND TESTING, ZEROAVIA
Holly Greig
Holly Greig
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, AVIATION CLIMATE CHANGE, DFT, UK
Elio Ruggi
Elio Ruggi
SENIOR VP, HEAD OF AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT, QUALITY & FLIGHT OPERATIONS, MHI RJ
Brian McClean
Brian McClean
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND SUSTAINABILITY, AGS AIRPORTS
Ivana Jemelkova
Ivana Jemelkova
SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, FTI CONSULTING, ENERGY TRANSITION & SUSTAINABILITY
Keith Wipke
Keith Wipke
FUEL CELL & HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM MANAGER, NREL
Derk Nieuwenhuijze
Derk Nieuwenhuijze
VP STRATEGY, MARKETING & COMMUNICATION, AIR FRANCE INDUSTRIES KLM E&M
Robert Swan OBE
Robert Swan OBE
FRGS, FOUNDER, 2041 FOUNDATION, UN GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR YOUTH
Carrie Harris
Carrie Harris
DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY, BRITISH AIRWAYS
Arnab Chatterjee
Arnab Chatterjee
VICE PRESIDENT, INFRASTRUCTURE, ZEROAVIA
Rob Miller
Rob Miller
PROFESSOR, CHAIR IN AEROTHERMAL TECHNOLOGY AND WHITTLE LAB DIRECTOR
Roger Atkins
Roger Atkins
FOUNDER, ELECTRIC VEHICLE OUTLOOK
Sophie Lane
Sophie Lane
CHIEF RELATIONSHIPS OFFICER, AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Kevin Welsh
Kevin Welsh
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY, FAA
Ahmad Bakkar
Ahmad Bakkar
HEAD OF STRATEGY & NEW BUSINESS, ROTTERDAM THE HAGUE AIRPORT
Robin Toth
Robin Toth
LEAD DIRECTOR OF AEROSPACE, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Matthew Houlsby
Matthew Houlsby
DIRECTOR, NET-ZERO TRANSITION, MADANO
Why Watch?
With breakthrough demonstrations from innovators, major commercial and development deals announced, and marquee policies for advancing hydrogen infrastructure and low-emission aviation coming to the fore, 2022 saw this promising technology emerge as the recognised future of the industry.

This summer’s extreme heat in many countries has served as a visceral reminder of what is at stake in the fight against climate change. Aviation’s total share of climate change impact (GHG emissions) is
predicted to grow from 5–6% to between 25 and 50%, putting the sector in rough terrain in the context of the IPCC’s urgent plea for all sectors to make emissions reductions now.
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Momentum is gathering for hydrogen-powered flight to rise to this challenge and meet emission reduction targets—and even zero-emission flight. The 2022 Hydrogen Aviation Summit will bring the most influential industry players, policymakers, commentators and analysts together to take stock and set the agenda for 2023.

DAY 1 – November 30

Prospects and Policies for Hydrogen as the Aviation Fuel of the Future

INTRODUCTORY SESSION
ZeroAvia updates and exclusive film screening
  3:30 PM GMT
10:30 AM ET
  7:30 AM PT
DAY 1  KEYNOTE
  3:45 PM GMT
10:45 AM ET
  7:45 AM PT
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Robert Swan OBE
FRGS, FOUNDER, 2041 FOUNDATION, UN GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR YOUTH
SESSION 1
The Hydrogen Share — how far can H₂ tackle emissions by 2050… What's standing in the way and how much combustion vs fuel cell?
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James McMicking
VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY, ZEROAVIA
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Rob Miller
PROFESSOR, CHAIR IN AEROTHERMAL TECHNOLOGY AND WHITTLE LAB DIRECTOR
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Richard Moriarty
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, UK CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
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Keith Wipke
FUEL CELL & HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM MANAGER, NREL
  4:20 —  5:00 PM GMT
11:20 — 11:59 AM ET
  8:20 —  9:00 AM PT
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Ivana Jemelkova
SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, FTI CONSULTING, ENERGY TRANSITION & SUSTAINABILITY
SESSION 1 CHAIR
Projections have varied as to the role that hydrogen is expected to play in meeting net zero goals by 2050. The Mission Possible Partnership predicts 9% of GHG reduction from hydrogen in a prudent scenario, or 25% in an optimistic scenario, at that marquee middle of the century point.

To engineers working on the technology, even the optimistic may seem unambitious. Particularly as the Aerospace Technology Institute concludes that hydrogen is the fuel of the future, and that within the next 20 years we will be able to fly anywhere in the world with one stop on pure hydrogen fuel.

How far can hydrogen go?  What are the barriers? Technology, infrastructure, renewable energy capacity, regulation? Given that both hydrogen combustion (up to 75%) and hydrogen-electric (up to 90%) offer more greenhouse gas abatement than any other technology, can we afford to wait?

In this session, panelists will offer their assessment of the top technology unlocks, regulatory hurdles and infrastructure overhauls that are crucial to get more hydrogen fuel into aircraft and to plot a quicker path to clean aviation.
SESSION 2
How Soon is Now: A Timeline to Zero-Emission Routes
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Val Miftakhov
FOUNDER & CEO, ZEROAVIA
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Carrie Harris
DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY, BRITISH AIRWAYS
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Ed Espiritu
CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AND UA VENTURES, UNITED AIRLINES
  5:05 —  5:45 PM GMT
12:05 — 12:45 PM ET
  9:05 —  9:45 AM PT
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Roger Atkins
FOUNDER, ELECTRIC VEHICLE OUTLOOK
SESSION 2 CHAIR
With hydrogen increasingly seen as a crucial enabler, the question turns towards when we can expect to see commercial routes in operation powered by the fuel.

In this session, several industry experts will discuss the adoption timeline, including milestones that must be achieved and potential roadblocks developers face to certify hydrogen-electric, zero-emission engines and launch operations.

Panelists will also detail what factors can determine the speed of the transition and the levers that can be pulled. Finally, speakers will address what benefits adopting zero-emission flights provide beyond emissions reduction, including access to more flight routes and lower costs.
SESSION 3
Policies for delivering hydrogen-powered flights
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Holly Greig
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, AVIATION CLIMATE CHANGE, DFT, UK
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Kevin Welsh
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY, FAA
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Tom Mowle
HEAD OF HYDROGEN DEMAND, UK DEPT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY
  5:45 —  6:30 PM GMT
12:45 —  1:30 PM ET
  9:45 — 10:30 AM PT
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Matthew Houlsby
DIRECTOR, NET-ZERO TRANSITION, MADANO
SESSION 3 CHAIR
Clear policy signals are vital for bringing sustainable innovations into citizens everyday lives. And the key to a smooth transition in hydrogen aviation is identifying where policy levers can enable operators, airports, and fuel providers to invest confidently in new technologies.

In this session, panelists will discuss how they see government policies across the world facilitating the industry to shift away from kerosene and to adapt to cleaner flight. It will look at how countries are combining hydrogen strategies and aviation decarbonisation strategies effectively. Speakers will also address perceived benefits—such as regional economic impact of cleaner, lower cost flight—and how these can be assessed to establish the right levels of policy intervention.

Policymakers from both aviation and energy focused roles will discuss different approaches in their own territories and what the industry should watch for over the coming years.
CLOSING KEYNOTE
Followed by networking
  6:30 —  7:00 PM GMT
  1:30 —  2:00 PM ET
10:30 — 11:00 AM PT
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Baroness Vere
MINISTER FOR AVIATION, MARITIME AND SECURITY DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT, UK

DAY 2 – December 1

Developing Hydrogen-Electric Propulsion Technology in the Decade Ahead

INTRODUCTORY SESSION
Recap of the Day 1
  3:45 PM GMT
10:45 AM ET
  7:45 AM PT
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Dominic Weeks
HEAD OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS & MARKETING, ZEROAVIA
DAY 2 KEYNOTE
TBA
  4:00 PM GMT
11:00 AM ET
  8:00 AM PT
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Jill Blickstein
VICE PRESIDENT, SUSTAINABILITY, AMERICAN AIRLINES
SESSION 4
Getting Aircraft Ready for Hydrogen
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Gabriele Teofili
HEAD OF AIRCRAFT INTEGRATION AND TESTING, ZEROAVIA
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Elio Ruggi
SENIOR VP, HEAD OF AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT, QUALITY & FLIGHT OPERATIONS, MHI RJ
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Richard Berkling
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, POWERCELL SWEDEN AB
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Derk Nieuwenhuijze
VP STRATEGY, MARKETING & COMMUNICATION, AIR FRANCE INDUSTRIES KLM E&M
  4:20 —  5:00 PM GMT
11:20 — 11:59 AM ET
  8:20 —  9:00 AM PT
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Graham Warwick
MANAGING EDITOR, TECHNOLOGY, AVIATION WEEK
SESSION 4 CHAIR
Hydrogen-electric propulsion innovators plan commercial entry in the middle of this decade, and recent demonstrations show the advancing readiness of the technology.

This panel will explore the technical challenges of retrofitting existing airframes and altering designs to accommodate hydrogen storage, power generation and electrical propulsion systems, and how clean sheet designs will maximize the aviation fuel of the future.

Panelists will discuss the system architecture challenges of different airframe types and how these can be overcome to deliver a certifiable configuration. The session will examine some of the future efficiencies that can be delivered with artful design and how early retrofit operations will lay the foundations for optimally designed airframes for hydrogen.
SESSION 5
Supercharging R&D & Commercialisation
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Ron Van Manen
HEAD OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT, EU CLEAN AVIATION JOINT UNDERTAKING
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Sophie Lane
CHIEF RELATIONSHIPS OFFICER, AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
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Robin Toth
LEAD DIRECTOR OF AEROSPACE, WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
  5:05 —  5:45 PM GMT
12:05 — 12:45 PM ET
  9:05 —  9:45 AM PT
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Katy Milne
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR FOR HYDROGEN, UK'S HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING CATAPULT
SESSION 5 CHAIR
Much can change in a year. And over the last 12 months R&D has driven disruptive breakthroughs and market development at speed. Alongside this, there has been a clear shift in policy direction from viewing hydrogen-electric technologies as one of many options, to recognition that it is a critical route to realizing zero-emission aviation.

To make the leap to commercialization, however, now more than ever, a brave and ambitious policy approach is needed to catalyze true change.

In this session, industry experts will discuss R&D’s critical role as an innovation driver, examine the barriers it faces, and determine what could be done to create more favorable conditions to accelerate technological advancement, short-circuit timelines and ultimately, accelerate the transition to zero emissions aviation.
SESSION 6
The Hydrogen Airport – fuel production, storage and delivery
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Ahmad Bakkar
HEAD OF STRATEGY & NEW BUSINESS, ROTTERDAM THE HAGUE AIRPORT
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Myron Keehn
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
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Jesse Schneider
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CTO, ZEV STATION
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Brian McClean
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND SUSTAINABILITY, AGS AIRPORTS
  5:45 —  6:30 PM GMT
12:45 —  1:30 PM ET
  9:45 — 10:30 AM PT
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Arnab Chatterjee
VICE PRESIDENT, INFRASTRUCTURE, ZEROAVIA
SESSION 6 CHAIR
Hydrogen as an energy source is set to assume a key role in global net zero transition efforts. The paradigm shift is so paramount that it is referred to as the ‘‘Hydrogen Economy’’. Yet, hydrogen fuel production, storage and delivery require significant scaling to meet industrial and transport demand. Ensuring supply at airports is a multifaceted challenge and with external dependencies, but it also offers independence and significant advantages in terms of carbon and air pollution reduction across site-wide operations.

The panel of leading airport, airline and energy-industry executives will engage in a detailed discussion on the practicalities necessary to delivering effective and economical hydrogen for refueling of aircraft and for other use cases.
OUTRO
Summary and close followed by online networking
6:30  —  7:00 PM GMT
1:30  —  2:00 PM ET
10:30 — 11:00 AM PT
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