SciTechxWebinar: Flying Is Safe—Is Air Travel? 9 December 2020 1000 - 1300 (Eastern Standard Time) Virtual

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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.

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Part I: Executive Panel

Miles O’Brien, Independent Journalist

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

John Selden, General Manager, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport

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

David Silver, Vice President, Civil Aviation, AIA

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

Part II: Technical Panel

Daniel L. Dumbacher, Executive Director, AIAA

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

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

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

Mark Searle, Global Director, Safety, IATA

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

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

Catherine Thibaud, Cabin Air Quality Function Owner, Airbus