CEOs from the world's leading airlines, aircraft manufacturers, satellite companies, and aerospace associations, as well as heads of the world's most prominent aerospace teaching and research facilities, recently came together at the inaugural Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Hosted by Mubadala Aerospace, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and Yahsat, the summit was an exclusive, invitation only, international forum that aimed to promote cross industry thought leadership and discuss future growth strategies. The format combined two days of high level debate-led discussions on aerospace, aviation and space, followed by two days of field trips to aerospace and aviation facilities. There were also closed door discussions, a private procurement meeting programme, and a careers development programme targeting vocational and professional development.
High-profile participants included Jim Albaugh (CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes), Akbar Al Baker (CEO, Qatar Airways), Ghaith Al Ghaith (CEO flydubai), Marwan Lahoud (Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, EADS), David Hess (President, Pratt & Whitney), Homaid Al Shemmari (Executive Director, Mubadala Aerospace), Thierry Antonori (Executive Vice President Passenger Sales Worldwide, Emirates), Kevin Knight (Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Etihad) and James Stewart (Group CEO, Mubadala Aerospace MRO Network).
Watch the official wrap up video from the summit below