Global Aerospace Summit 2018 opens its doors

Global Aerospace Summit 2018 opens its doors
Published: 30 April 2018 - 7:06 a.m.
By: Alexander Pieri

As the fourth iteration of the biennial event, the 2018 edition of the Global Aerospace Summit sets its sights on examining the impact of the fourth industrial revolution and the latest advancements in technology within the aerospace sector.

Running from the 30 April to 2 May at the St. Regis hotel on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the event will feature a dedicated session to the trends that are transforming for the industry.

The session will explore the impact of digitalisation, how technology is influencing investment by members of the aviation community, as well as the role of the aerospace industry in contributing to social, economic and environmental change.

Additionally, the event will also feature an experience zone, which will promote the latest technologies from companies such as Exechon, Vimana and Strata. In particular, Vimana will showcase its blockchain drone, while another firm called Atlas will display its advanced aerospace simulator.

Commenting on the event, Bernie Dunn, Boeing president for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey shared: “My team and I are most excited these days about developments in the areas of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and machine learning.

“We’re involved with those three categories and activities in various locations across the region, including right here in the UAE … It’s one of the most interesting and exciting developments taking place in the field right now.”

Also present at this year’s edition of the summit will be Facebook and Hyperloop One.

Harj Dhaliwal, managing director the Middle East and India at Virgin Hyperloop One commented: “At the 2018 Global Aerospace Summit, I am excited to share how Virgin Hyperloop One can help airports think differently about how they leverage their existing capital assets.

“Hyperloop can enable travel between two airports that are 50km away in the time it currently takes to travel between terminals, enabling future airports to operate as one mega airport.”

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