Preparing their companies for the future is particularly complex for the players in the aviation sector, as they need to make strategic decisions accounting for unprecedented challenges. In particular, these are the digitization trend, growing uncertainty regarding regulations, the development of emerging markets, and the need for more sustainable operations.

Aviation managers and members of academia have been adopting their work to meet the challenges of a constantly changing business environment for very long term decisions as well as on mid- and short-term perspective. Infrastructural master planning, fleet decisions and financing as well as operational allocation of resources and management of irregularities ask for continuously improved forecasts, methods and tools to be able to master industry challenges today.

The Aviation Convention 2015 will once again bring together high-profile experts from academia and industry to share the latest developments and challenges from their work, research and personal expertise. The Convention will give a unique overview of recent forecasting methods and their results as well as insights on strategic trends and developments for the aviation industry.

To strengthen links between academia and the aviation industry is one of the main goals of the Aviation Convention. This event will help to generate new research topics, strategic and operational options and new solutions. In addition to a very deep understanding of the situation in Europe, experiences and perspectives from other regions will reflect the global nature of aviation.

The Aviation Convention 2015 will create the ideal environment to discuss and explore aviation industry development options in a constantly changing environment to enable smarter aviation.