Over 40 experts to address next week’s Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium 2018 in Cologne!


The world’s leading international conference dedicated to ultra low-emission aircraft technology and full-electric flight, the Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium, is set to open its door next week, November 8-9 in Cologne, Germany.

The two-day event, which has grown every year since first held three years ago, covers the electrification and hybridization activity going on across all of aerospace, from general aviation and smaller regional aircraft, to larger commercial airliners.

Attendees will learn about the fast-paced development of hybrid propulsion and electrical subsystem architecture. There will be opportunity to discuss research into the increased electrification of aircraft and the possibilities and challenges that brings.

This year’s symposium promises an exceptional line up of speakers including David Debney, chief of future aircraft concepts, Rolls-Royce; Ben Schiltgen, vice president of finance and aerospace engineer, Empirical Systems Aerospace; and Frank Anton, executive vice president of eAircraft, Siemens.

Debney’s presentation will focus on the opportunities and challenges of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, including the latest on the Rolls-Royce eVTOL concept revealed at this year’s Farnborough Air Show.


The Rolls-Royce eVTOL concept shown in freight configuration during take-off (Image: Rolls-Royce)

Ben Schiltgen’s presentation will lay out the latest aircraft concepts being developed to meet NASA’s energy and emissions reduction goals, including split-wing turboelectric propulsion systems. Frank Anton’s presentation will feature the latest on Siemens’ eAircraft project.

The full program of more than 40 speakers can be viewed on the symposium’s website. The agenda covers every aspect of hybrid propulsion, more-electric aircraft (MEA) and electrical subsystem architecture, from presentations on the latest battery and motor technologies to best design practices and safety regulations.

You still have time left to register for this industry-leading event here, with an extra 20% discount available for group bookings of more than two delegates.

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