Plenary Session: Aviation Recovery, Transition and New Horizons 2 August 2021 1000 - 1100

With global air travel at a near standstill in 2020, the aviation industry was one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic. As air travel has started to pick up and airlines, OEMs, and suppliers adapt, what does that mean for the future? How will the industry transition? Hear from Kevin Michaels, a globally recognized expert on the aviation and aerospace manufacturing industries, as he examines the current state and future of the industry. David Seymour, COO of American Airlines, will provide a closer look at how the world’s largest airline has ramped up for recovery. Together they’ll consider what this transitioning world means for the aviation industry and the challenges and opportunities ahead.