Come Fly With Me: Inside the New Aerospace IndustryMonday, April 30, 2012
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Henri Courpron, CEO, International Lease Finance Corp.
David Hess, President, Pratt & Whitney
Dawne Hickton, Vice Chair, President and CEO, RTI International Metals
Nicole Piasecki, Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Integration, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
The last 18 months have brought forth the largest aircraft orders in both the commercial and business aviation markets in history. Driven largely by the demands of customers, new aircraft platforms (including the Airbus A350, Boeing's 787 and Bombardier's C Series in the commercial market, and Bombardier's new Global family, Learjet 85 and Gulfstream's G650 in the business market) have begun to introduce major improvements in cabin comfort, speed and efficiency. This panel will explore how manufacturers respond to the evolving needs of their customers in an environment that requires investments of billions of dollars to develop new technologies and where there is a growing reliance on a supply chain that continues to spread across the globe. What most influences aircraft development: the market, technology or access to capital?