Venice to host seaplanes and amphibious aviation conference
Event for amphibious and seaplane sector professionals
The Future Opportunities for Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation (FOSAA) conference makes its debut in Venice, Italy, on March 20, 2024.
Organised by Quaynote Communications, the first-of-a-kind event in conjunction with Arena Group Associates will provide a dedicated platform for the amphibious and seaplane industry to explore, discuss and debate the remarkable potential offered by this burgeoning sector as technological developments serve to make amphibious aircraft and seaplanes attractive, efficient and environmentally friendly air mobility solutions.
It will also further identify opportunities to integrate regional and local amphibious operations into the global air transport network.
The conference will interest any professional working, operating or interested in the commercial potential of the amphibious and seaplane sector.
An elite set of speakers representing operators, infrastructure, financiers, service providers, and industry experts is already confirmed.
Panelists and presenters will debate assorted topics relating to operations, infrastructure needs, sector economics, sustainability, and customer experience.
Quaynote Director Lorna Titley said: “Seaplanes and flying boats make an understated mark on the global aerospace landscape, yet way before the eVTOL sector began discussing the last mile, these airframes have been flying the last leg in many a voyage whether for tourism, charter, cargo, medevac or many other civil applications.
“We want the conference to provide an environment where existing and future stakeholders can share knowledge, challenges and successes and build frameworks that optimise the potential for the industry’s future. So far, the feedback has been more positive than we imagined, and there is demand for an event like this.”
With the advent of electric propulsion, new materials, the sustainable imperative, and operator demand for new airframe types, amphibious aviation is poised for a resurgence that could reshape the sector’s possibilities.
The diverse range of sponsors reflects the potential. Regional zero emission OEM Jekta and electric seaplane developers Elfly are sponsoring alongside keynote presenter Max Pinucci, CEO of MBVision, the aviation design studio, author and professor, who will present the amphibious sector’s heritage.
Stacey Giglio, VP of Marketing for Satcom Direct, one of the lead sponsors, added: “Keeping customers connected is what we’re all about. This event addresses the connectivity issues that face those living around water by exploring how amphibious aviation can add another vital link to the global air transport network. We’re excited to be a part of such an innovative event.”
The historic Hilton Molino Stucky on Giudecca Island will host the debut conference outing, which is anticipated to become an annual addition to the aerospace event calendar.
Featured image: Venice has a strong heritage of amphibious flight. Image: Max Pinucci, CEO of MBVision
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