Aviation Outlook

Aviation Outlook

Presented by Embry-Riddle’s Deans of Aviation

From aviation and aerospace industry leaders, to the Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Administrator of the FAA, key players in unmanned aerial systems and technical experts helping launch rockets into space, Aviation Outlook webinars let you watch and ask questions of a range of accomplished and inspiring guests. These free webinars, scheduled every two to four weeks, are open to all and use an online format that allows for audience participation regardless of location via Zoom.

Presented by the Deans of Embry-Riddle’s three Aviation Colleges, each webinar will provide the most recent and relevant industry information for prospective and current students, alumni and friends.

In these hour-long events, our guests will share insights and ideas gleaned from navigating the current pandemic, as well as their visions for the future. Speakers will also discuss their own career paths and the exciting options that the aviation industry is still primed to offer.

Embry-Riddle experts are leveraging their connections with the leaders who will set the trends, drive innovation and shape the industry of tomorrow. Click here to find out about the next Aviation Outlook, a live, interactive webinar via Zoom

Next Event

The Aviation Outlook webinar series will welcome Spirit Airlines President and CEO Ted Christie on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. (EDT).

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Past Presenters

Robert Sumwalt

Peter Cerdá

Regional Vice President in the Americas, International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Cerdá discussed what makes the IATA an indispensable organization and the future of the aviation industry.

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clockwise from top left: Dr. Rebecca Lutte, Kate Fraser, Dana Donati and Crystal Barrois

Women's Network Panel

Representing Urban Air Mobility, the Airline Industry, Aviation Advocacy & Safety and Academia

A conversation with the Women's Alumni Network Panel featuring members of the FAA’s Women in Aviation Advisory Board.

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Kim Becker

Kim Becker

President/CEO of San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Becker discussed her experience managing a major American airport and the impact of the pandemic on airport operations.

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Alyse Adkins and Michael Dee

Alyse Adkins / Michael Dee

Captain, UPS / Captain, Republic Airways

A conversation with Embry-Riddle alumni and airline captains Alyse Adkins and Michael Dee.

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Ben Baldanza

Ben Baldanza

Former CEO, Spirit Airlines

A conversation with one of the most transformational and influential business leaders in the airline industry.

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Robert Sumwalt

Robert Sumwalt

NTSB Chairman

Sumwalt discussed his career and tenure at the National Transportation Safety Board, the world's premier independent accident investigation agency.

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kathy and dillon rice

Kathy and Dillon Rice

Launch Weather Officer, Kennedy Space Center / Launch Conductor, United Launch Alliance

The Rices discussed NASA rocket launches, commercial space operations and the ever-changing weather at Cape Canaveral.

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Joseph Marshall

Joseph Marshall

Zipline Flight Operations Director

Marshall shared insights on the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry gleaned from navigating the coronavirus pandemic and the future of the industry.

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Steve Dickson

FAA Administrator

Dickson discussed the proactive steps the FAA is taking to address economic and health effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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P. Barry Butler

P. Barry Butler, Ph.D.

President, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

President Butler explored the role of resilience and responsibility in the future of aviation.

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C. Jeffrey Knittel

C. Jeffrey Knittel

Chairman and CEO, Airbus Americas, Inc.

Knittel discussed how Airbus' business processes have adapted during the current pandemic.  

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