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Cutting-Edge Topics Announced for Boyd Group International Aviation Summit

Airlines & Airports | June 12, 2015

Cutting-Edge Topics Announced for Boyd Group International Aviation Summit

The 20th Annual International Aviation Forecast Summit is being held Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel. New this year is the China-US Aviation Opportunities Symposium, a pre-Summit event which will focus on industry opportunities as trade and traffic continues to expand between the two nations.

Key questions facing the aviation industry will be discussed during the five-hour workshop program on Sunday afternoon, including the following major topics:

Privatization of ATC… The Questions That Should Be Asked. What’s the structure? Is the Canadian model appropriate and effective for the U.S.? What about oversight and accountability?

Filling The Cockpits of The Future – The Pilot Shortage. Leaders from carriers of all sectors will be discussing the effects they see, and how they are dealing with the new, much higher requirements to get in the right seat of an airliner and the impact of the capacity growth – globally.

Drones – The Next Paradigm In Aviation – Are We Ready? A huge change in aviation. UAVs – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – a.k.a. drones. It really is a whole new category of aircraft. Here’s a forecast factoid: our lives will be affected materially in the next ten years by the benefits of drone technology. Let’s look at the major challenges we’re facing.

Courting The Media: Cooperating For Public Enlightenment Explaining the most complicated industry in quick sound bites and addressing the impact of social media.

New Dimensions In Airport Processing Technology Data and information collection has changed and continues to advance. The latest technologies in passenger processing, plus how airports need to plan and strategize use of their facilities, will be explored.

Taking Advantage of The New Realities of Air Access Planning How to “Opportunize” the future. We’ll examine the real emerging dynamics in the airline industry such as the retirement of smaller airliners and the new options.

Interaction with Decision-Makers. The IAFS is where leaders converge to exchange views of the future of the industry. Presently, CEOs and senior executives from American, United, Delta, Southwest, A4A, Allegiant, Spirit, JetBlue, Virgin America, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Viva Airline Group, Korean Air, Japan Airlines, US Travel Association, A4A, Lufthansa, Air China, South African Airways, All Nippon, Republic, and Condor/Thomas Cook. The presentations and lively discussions will outline what will unfold in the coming decade.

In addition, global fleet and aircraft demand trends will be reviewed, with participation from Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, and Mitsubishi. The effects of new-generation airliners and the retirement of older models will have a material effect on how airlines across the globe will plan and strategize route systems for the future.

Forecasts: As always, a cornerstone of the event will be the independent forecasts from Boyd Group International, including U.S. & North American traffic projections, forecasts of emerging trends, and the respected Boyd Group International Global Fleet Demand Forecast.

The Chinese Invasion Is Not Coming. It’s Already Here. And It’s Good News. We’d suggest considering coming to Las Vegas a day early, too. This year, on Aug. 29 we’re holding the first China-US Aviation Opportunities Symposium, geared to assisting communities, airports and travel entities in becoming China-Welcome.

For additional information and to register, Hotel reservations at the Bellagio in Las Vegas can be made through the same site.

SOURCE: Boyd International Aviation Summit press release

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