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Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on commercial aviation and the over 65 million jobs directly and indirectly connected. The aerospace industry is not simply waiting for the pandemic to pass but is actively seeking and testing data to drive solutions today.

This two-part webinar was facilitated by well-known aerospace journalist Miles O’Brien and AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher.

In Part I we heard from leaders of the global air travel ecosystem on how they are working together to build the traveling public’s confidence back with real data and communication.

Part II took a deeper technical dive into what and how data within the global air travel ecosystem are being tested, what are the results, and what are the next steps to ensure that not just flying is safe, but air travel is too.

Referenced Studies
Part I: Executive Panel

Miles-OBrienModerator
Miles O’Brien, Independent Journalist



Michael-DelaneyPanelist
Michael P. Delaney, Confident Travel Initiative Lead, The Boeing Company



John-SeldenPanelist
John Selden, General Manager, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport



Bill-LentschPanelist
Bill Lentsch, Executive Vice President & Chief Customer Experience Officer, Delta Air Lines



David-SilverPanelist
David Silver, Vice President, Civil Aviation, AIA



Amanda-SimpsonPanelist
Amanda Simpson, Vice President, Research and Technology, Airbus Americas



Part II: Technical Panel

Dan-DumbacherModerator
Daniel L. Dumbacher, Executive Director, AIAA



Josh-CumminsPanelist
Joshua J. Cummins, Confident Travel Initiative, Probabilistic Analytics Leader, The Boeing Company



Deborah-HeckerPanelist
Deborah Hecker, Captain, Senior Manager, Flight Ops Policy & Procedures, American Airlines



CDR-PopePanelist
CDR Joseph W. Pope, USN, Operations Directorate Liaison, U.S. Transportation Command



Mark-SearlePanelist
Mark Searle, Global Director, Safety, IATA



Ryan-SmithPanelist
Ryan Smith, Director, Flight Test & Strategy, United Airlines



John-D-SpenglerPanelist
John D. Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health



Catherine-ThibaudPanelist
Catherine Thibaud, Cabin Air Quality Function Owner, Airbus

Sponsors

Lockheed Martin
Boeing
Northrop Grumman
General Atomics Aeronautics
National Institute of Aerospace
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Bastion Technologies
Bastion Technologies
Griffin Communications