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Lindbergh Innovation Forum at AERO

Thursday April 2nd, 2020

Friedrichshafen, Germany

The Lindbergh Innovation Forum is a global platform to promote breakthrough innovation in aviation, from a name that is synonymous with aviation transformation.

At major aviation conventions worldwide, we feature inspiring and provocative presentations by aviation trailblazers that expose the audience to leading edge concepts that are shaping the future of flight.

Attendees are exposed to key breakthroughs that will dramatically change our conception of an aircraft, and learn how these coming changes will affect us all.

Hosted by Erik Lindbergh

Erik Lindbergh is the grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. His varied interests include electric flight, VTOL and civilian space travel. An avid pilot, Erik holds flight instructor, and glider ratings. In 1996, he helped launch the XPRIZE Foundation in St. Louis. In 2002, Erik retraced his grandfathers epic 1927 New York to Paris solo flight – raising over a million dollars and 500 million pre-social media impressions for XPRIZE. This 9-year “overnight success” story helped to jump-start the private spaceflight industry.

Committed to a life of service to future generations, Erik is a passionate public speaker and serves on the Board of Trustees of the XPRIZE Foundation, the Board of Directors of NatureBridge – Olympic National Park, the Lindbergh Foundation, and served as a Founding Director of the Aviation High School in Seattle.

Featured Talks

We encourage you to submit relevant and substantive questions and comments through the link alongside each video. They may be forwarded to the speaker and promoted in this forum.

Andre Borschberg

CEO, Co-Founder and Pilot
Solar Impulse

New Technologies and Innovation Trends

Mike Sinnett

Vice President, Product Strategy and Future Airplane
Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Innovating For The Future Today

Dr. Frank Anton

Head of eAircraft
Siemens AG

Hybrid Electric and Digital Twin

Dr. Donald Hillebrand

Director, Energy Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory

Overview Of Mobility Research – Electrified Flight And Energy Storage

Ben Marcus

Co-Founder and Chairman

Unmanned Air Traffic Management

Adam Warmoth

Vehicle Requirements Lead, Uber Elevate

Path To Scale For Aerial Ridesharing

Dr. Pat Anderson

Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Director, Eagle
Flight Research Center, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Airplane Design As Avatar: Electric Propulsion Enables A Radical Transportation Future

Roland Gerhards

Managing Director and CEO
ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research

The Potential Of Additive Manufacturing In Aviation

Dr. Susan Ying

Vice President of Technology Strategy & International Relations, Ampaire and President, International Council of Aeronautical Sciences

The Third Revolution In Aviation

Jean Botti


Advances In Hybrid Propulsion

Stephen Burns

CEO, Workhorse Group

Advanced Control Systems for Safe Manned eVTOL Flight

Charles Spinelli

Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing Research & Technology

UAS Technology That Enhances Flight Safety

Robert Hannaford

Co-Founder and Director, Air Shepherd (UAV & Drone Solutions)

Artificial Intelligence, Night and Beyond Visual Line of Sight

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