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The Riga Aviation Forum will gather Baltic and European industry leaders and experts

The Riga Aviation Forum is organized by the Latvian Aviation Association.

On September 14 and 15, the Riga Aviation Forum will take place in Riga – a high-level aviation conference, where European and Baltic aviation leaders, managers and experts of the most influential companies in the industry will gather.

The first day (14/09) will be dedicated to strategic and industry approach to future development of Baltic aviation. ACI Europe, IATA, Eurocontrol and Baltic aviation leaders will discuss the strategic development of the industry in all three Baltic countries. Heads of industry’s leading companies will outline the solutions offered by the industry to today’s challenges, focusing on the innovation and efficiency on the way to sustainable and climate-neutral aviation, as well as discuss investment attraction issues.

The second day (15/09) of Riga Aviation Forum will be devoted to the future development of aviation: multimodality, the creation of a new urban environment around air hubs and the challenges of urban mobility. The leading mobility innovation companies will discuss the challenges that await both urban planners and air traffic managers in the near future, creating an urban environment that meets the
requirements of modern sustainability and multimodality and integrating completely new modes of transport into the existing air traffic system.

Thanks to the Toulouse innovation start-up “Ascendance Flight Technologies”, it will be possible to view the ATEA – prototype of the electro-hybrid aircraft with the function of vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) – within the Forum. ATEA will be an innovative, low-cost, low-noise, safe and sustainable aircraft for local and regional overflights. It is planned that the ATEA will be able to transport three passengers and a pilot and will reach a flight speed of 200 km/h, covering distances of up to 450 km.

“Ascendance Flight Technologies” plans to manufacture air taxis, rescue and air cargo transport on this base in the future. The first exhibition prototype of the aircraft was created in 2018, the first autonomous flying prototype will be available in 2024. In addition to the official program, the Riga Aviation Forum will offer extensive networking opportunities. Aviation and other industry entrepreneurs from all three Baltic States and representatives of European and international aviation institutions and organizations will participate in the forum.

The Riga Aviation Forum is organized by the Latvian Aviation Association. The forum is supported by TAV Airports, Riga Airport, Havas, ATU Duty Free, TAV Operational Services, Cakes & Bakes, airBaltic, Smartlynx, Latvijas Gaisa satiksme, Airo Catering Services; and AM-Craft.

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