Advancing Aviation: Expanding the value of sustainable flight
With this symposium, it will be shown how much aviation has meant for the world, the value in modern day society and how this can continue in a sustainable way in the future. On the 2nd of March the day will consist of presentations, workshops and discussion panels. You will have some time to let everything sink in and on the 3rd of March the symposium will be concluded with an online network drink and innovation platform for you to ask all your questions. We all encourage you to join the discussion and think about the value of sustainable flight.
Tuesday 2nd of March
12:45 - 14:45 The Value of Sustainable Flight:
- Word of welcome - Jaime Aalders, VSV 'Leonardo da Vinci'
- Opening of the symposium - Arjan Meijer, Chair of the Day
- Speaker 1: Karel Bockstael
- Speaker 2: Michael Gill
- Discussion panel 1
- Guillaume Burghouwt
- Yteke de Jong
- Udo Pesch
- Karel Bockstael
14:45 - 15:05 Break
15:05 - 17:30 Advancing Aviation:
- Introduction by Ron van Manen
- Speaker 3: Glenn Llewellyn
- Speaker 4: Paul Riemens
- Discussion panel 2
- Arjan Meijer
- Liam Megill
- Michel Peters
- Patrique Zaman
- Professor Stoewer Award for best Space Master Thesis
- Conclusion of the symposium - Arjan Meijer, Chair of the Day
- Closing of the symposium - Chiel van Baardwijk, Symposium Organisation Committee
Wednesday 3rd of March
17:30 - 19:00
Online innovation platform
Online network drink
Chair of the day
Arjan MeijerChair of the day for this year’s symposium is Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. Arjan Meijer graduated from the TU Delft with a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering. After this he has fulfilled multiple management functions within companies like KLM Royal Dutch Airlines before starting his career at Embraer in April 2016.
At Embraer, Meijer first was responsible for a team of the sales, marketing, and customer support professionals in diverse regions such as Europe, Africa, and Central Asia. In 2017, his role broadened by becoming Chief Commercial Officer. This meant he had to oversee all regional marketing and sales teams around the globe. In 2020 Meijer got promoted to President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.
With over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry on different disciplines such as sales, marketing but also engineering, Arjan Meijer clearly understands the value of sustainable flight.
Karel Bockstael – Speaker
Michael Gill - Speaker
Ron van Manen - Speaker
Ron van Manen is the Head of Strategic Development at Clean Sky Joint undertaking. Van Manen started his career in aviation in 1989 at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. He worked 5 years at KLM before joining British Airways. After this Ron Van Manen worked for companies like GKN Fokker, QinetiQ, Farnborough Aerospace Consortium. He started his career in Clean Sky Joint Undertaking in 2011. He fulfilled multiple positions such as Technology Evaluation Officer and Programme Manager.
Glenn Llewellyn - Speaker
Glenn Llewellyn is Vice President, Zero Emission Aircraft at Airbus. He is responsible for Airbus plans and activities to achieve our ambition to be the first major manufacturer to bring a zero-emission commercial aircraft to market.
Prior to this appointment, Glenn was responsible for the research & technology portfolio focused on reducing Airbus product climate impact. This portfolio included demonstrators such as Vahana and City Airbus e-VTOLs as well as the E-FAN X hybrid-electric demonstrator.
Before that, Glenn was the engineering and then program lead for several systems on the A350XWB, working as part of the overall aircraft design team on the aircraft concept, leading engineering trades, and ultimately leading the contracting and industrialisation of the different systems and equipment.
Paul Riemens - Speaker
Like our chair of the day, Paul Riemens has roots at Delft University of Technology. However it didn't start there. He started as air traffic controller at LVNL from 1984 to 1988. Then he obtained a Bachelor of Science at Technical College Delft and continued on to study at the TU Delft with a Master of Science in Computer Science. He went back to LVNL and after 12 years became CEO of LVNL. In the 8 years of being CEO there he was Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) for 5 years. Since 2016 he is CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of RAI Amsterdam
Discussion panel members
Founder of AeroDelft Student team, TU Delft Master student
Associate professor at TU Delft Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
General Director at Royal NLR
Chair of the day, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation
Strategist Royal Schiphol Group
Founder and CEO of AVY
Yteke de Jong
Reporter at De Telegraaf
Vice President of Sustainability at KLM
“Growth versus Environment versus Society: Engineering data for societal choices.”
Have you ever had ideas on how to reduce aviation nuisance? Did you ever stumble on a way to fly more with less impact? Good, society needs ideas like yours.
In this workshop, you’ll explore current data of Schiphol airport on operations, noise and emissions in order to come up with solutions that allow the airport to grow and reduce impact on the surrounding communities, nature, and society. In small teams, you’ll work with our specialist aviation consultants to study the problem, brainstorm ideas, do the analysis and present your results.
This workshop will give you a good insight in the current question of balancing the need for aviation with the other needs of society. At the same time, you will get a quick peek into the work of an aerospace engineer as an aviation consultant with To70.
Advancing Aviation: Expanding the Value of Sustainable Flight
With our Symposium, we want to show you how much aviation has meant for the world, the value it has in the modern day society, and how this can continue into the future. What is the value of flight? How can we help aviation advance into the future? And what will aviation mean to society in that future? These and many other questions will be answered during the VSV Symposium on the 2nd of March. People from all sorts of disciplines, ranging from visionaries to realists and sceptics, will shed their light on the different sides of the debate.
In the morning, students can attend workshops given by various companies that will challenge them and provide a fun learning experience. There will also be an innovation floor, where fascinating start-ups and student teams can present their ideas to show the many opportunities that are worth pursuing. In the afternoon, a program filled with presentations will enlighten attendees about the value of aviation and its future value in society, featuring professionals from different fields of expertise. Next to the presentations, multiple discussion panels consisting of speakers, other great minds, and students will open up a debate led by the Chair of the Day, in which also the attendees are encouraged to partake!
The value of aviation is in its opportunities to make the world a better place in every way imaginable. With our Symposium we want to motivate students to use these possibilities, dare them to look differently at the issues in our world, and show how aviation can be a solution. Because in this world it takes the greatest minds, and the most committed people, to advance aviation into the world of tomorrow.
Main partner of the symposium
NLR - Netherlands Aerospace center
Partner of the symposium
To70 - Aviation Consultants
Partner of the symposium
LVNL - Air traffic Control the Netherlands
Partner of the symposium