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International symposium and expert forum on the long-term development of aviation

On October 8th and 9th, 2015, Bauhaus Luftfahrt hosted its second international symposium on the long-term future of civil aviation on Ludwig Bölkow Campus in Ottobrunn near Munich. Under the title of the conference “Aviation 2050: Shaping the Future”, 200 scientists and aviation experts from over 15 nations discussed during one and a half days key challenges, key developments, and possible solutions for the aviation sector in the coming decades. Thereby, an intensive dialogue between science, industry, and politics arose from the numerous presentations and discussions.

How to expect disruptions and radical changes in a system that is operated on a global basis and has been optimised over the last seven decades? During the plenary session “Aviation 2050: Changes Ahead” on day 1 of the symposium, innovators and experts from other transport sectors shared their ideas and insights on how boundary conditions and / or new business models might change the way the aviation business is to be done in the long run. On day 2 of the symposium, a multitude of technologies and concepts were presented in two parallel session streams. Organised in four topical sessions, invited speakers together with Bauhaus Luftfahrt experts shared their expertise and insights in key technologies and key developments.

The next, then third Bauhaus Luftfahrt symposium is scheduled to take place in 2017. October 12th, 2015


Plenary session

Plenary session (f.l.t.r.): Prof. Dr. Mirko Hornung (Bauhaus Luftfahrt), Felix Hofmann (BMI Lab), Joe Ben Bevirt (Joby Aviation), and Damien Declercq (Local Motors).
October 12th, 2015