Erik Lindbergh, a famed pilot and aviation visionary who has followed in the footsteps of his iconic grandfather in charting a course for the industry’s future, will headline the first of two exciting keynote sessions for EBACE Connect, on 18 May.
As a pioneering aviator, business leader and philanthropist, Lindbergh knows personally what it takes to usher in a new era of aviation. He will share his insights regarding sustainable flight, new transport technologies, workforce development and other priorities for the Lindbergh Foundation, for which he serves as chairman.
In 2002, Lindbergh retraced his grandfather’s famous transatlantic solo, raising more than US$1 million for the then-nascent XPRIZE, and giving birth to the commercial spaceflight industry. Today, Lindbergh is a co-Founder of VerdeGo, designing engines for advanced air mobility (AAM) vehicles, and leads the ForeverFlight initiative, advancing zero-carbon fuels.
Sharing the outlook for a post-Covid world
The forward-looking spirit for EBACE Connect continues into a Day Two of EBACE Connect ‘Town Hall’ on 19 May, with the leaders of airframe OEMs sharing their perspectives on new business aviation clientele, the outlook for a post-Covid ‘new normal’, advances in airframe and cabin technologies and more.
“Across the globe, business aviation is emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever,” said Ed Bolen. “At EBACE Connect, we have the perfect lineup of aviation leaders, including those who have made history, and are at work building toward the future. With renewed optimism and a spirit of innovation, we will get a look at that future, from across the industry landscape.”
“As we gather digitally for EBACE Connect, I am looking forward to bringing back the sharing of knowledge, best practices and the melting of minds,” said Husain Khan. “This is how the business aviation industry has been able to become as adaptable, resilient and pioneering as it is today.”