November 11-12, 2021 | USA
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented disruption across global aerospace and defense supply chains. The commercial aviation segment has been most significantly affected with aircraft OEMs and aftermarket providers facing the potential for an extended period of reduced demand. In many countries, defense spending is likely to come under increasing pressure as governments confront rapidly growing budget deficits.
Aerospace and defense M&A is likely to accelerate in response to these challenges. Well-capitalized suppliers and financial sponsors will see opportunities for consolidation, while reduced demand will force many weaker players to sell, restructure or exit the market entirely.
November 10-13, 2021 | Turkey
The second edition of SAHA EXPO Defence and Aerospace Exhibition, which is organised by SAHA Istanbul Defence & Aerospace Cluster Association, will be held at Istanbul Expo Center between 10-13 November 2021. The exhibition, which is held every 2 years, is a platform where the main platform manufacturers, suppliers and companies who want to take part as a producer for the defence, maritime and aerospace industries, come together. The production potential of exhibitors in defence, maritime and aerospace will be exhibited at SAHA EXPO where cooperation will come off and which will host professional visitors from Turkey and various countries.
November 18, 2021 | USA
The Future of Airports conference will bring together the leaders from airport operators, architects, engineers, contractors and their supply chain at a pivotal time for the aviation sector responds to the impact of Covid-19 and develops schemes to future-proof their assets.
The programme will focus on three key themes – airport development, sustainability and innovation – through a series of high-level keynotes, panel debates and technical talks.
September 28-November 28, 2021 | UK
In its effort to become climate-neutral by 2050, the EU has highlighted the need to reduce transport emissions by 90% by 2050 and ramp up the production and large-scale deployment of sustainable alternative transport fuels.
In this context, the Commission is putting forward the ReFuelEU Aviation initiative, with the aim of reducing the aviation sector’s current reliance on fossil jet fuel and rely increasingly on the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the years to come.
According to the European Waste-based & Advanced Biofuels Association (EWABA), an undifferentiated SAF blending mandate as currently envisaged by the EU Commission will, for the period 2025-2030, heavily rely on waste lipid feedstocks listed in Annex IX of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) and lead to unintended negative consequences on attaining EU targets in the REDII, FQD and EU Hydrogen Strategy.
If SAF from waste lipids gets a protected market through a blending mandate as soon as 2025, EWABA claims the waste biodiesel industry will be deprived of feedstock to process pretty rapidly, forcing EU production plants to close down in the coming years. They suggest this possible diversion from the ongoing efforts to decarbonise the road and maritime transport sectors for use in aviation would result in at least 1 million tons of additional GHG emissions released into the atmosphere by 2025.
Does such a policy go against the Commission’s own technology neutrality principle? Could it harm climate mitigation efforts and also hamper the development of more scalable technologies that could ensure the long term decarbonisation of the aviation industry?
Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss the ReFuelEU proposal, the significance of using scarce feedstocks as efficiently as possible, and the role that novel technologies should play.