Aviation – the impetus for sustainable air travel

The aviation industry can emerge successfully and sustainably from the crises

During the “2nd National Aviation Conference 2021” held at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, representatives from the political arena, associations, businesses and trade unions, invited by Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer, Federal Economics Minister Peter Altmaier and Governor of Brandenburg Dr Dietmar Woidke, discussed the future challenges faced by the aviation industry. More than 800 participants followed the conference virtually via live stream.

On the subject of air traffic revival, all participants were in agreement that important future technological issues, such as climate and environmental protection and international competitiveness, required timely prioritization in order for the industry to emerge successfully and sustainably from the crisis.

The Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel acquainted herself personally with the future of air travel

During a virtual tour, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel learned about CO2-neutral air travel from the executive board members of Lufthansa, Airbus and MTU Aero Engines. With power-to-liquid, a fuel produced from sustainable electricity, CO2-neutral air travel can become a future reality. Other key elements include efficient aircraft technology and alternative drive technologies.


A difficult time for the aviation industry

In recent years, the aviation industry has had to overcome the worst crisis in its existence. Nevertheless, the basic needs of humankind and the economy have still been met. Despite operational hurdles, airlines have maintained supply chains and airports have secured the necessary infrastructure.

Politicians and companies issue a joint statement

A statement has been prepared with a mutual goal for the future development of aviation. Here is an excerpt:

“The slump in global passenger air traffic caused by the pandemic has presented major challenges for politicians and companies in the aviation industry. In the firm belief that the challenges of this crisis can only be overcome through joint action, the federal government, federal states, economic players and trade unions have secured the economic structures and key know-how of the aviation industry with comprehensive aid and support measures, implemented in combination with far-reaching security measures by companies and considerable contributions from employees.”

Event Consult provided the framework for the conference

As with other high-level projects for the BMVI, Event Consult was responsible for coordinating all services. Concepts for space utilization, catering and setting up the conference rooms, for example, were important in this regard.