A new conference – The Future Opportunities for Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation (FOSAA) – is to make its debut in Venice, Italy, on 20 March 2024.
The inaugural one-day event 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.
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 an array of topics relating to operations, infrastructure needs, sector economics, sustainability and customer experience.
“Seaplanes and flying boats make an understated mark on the global aerospace landscape,” says Lorna Titley, director of organisers Quaynote. “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 optimize the potential for the industry’s future. So far, the feedback has been more positive than we could have imagined, and there is clearly 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 aviation professor, who will present the amphibious sector’s heritage.
Quaynote Communications is organizing the first-of-a-kind event in conjunction with Arena Group Associates. It builds on its successful Future Opportunities For… series, which, during the last fifteen years, has covered topics including Superyachts, Business Jets and Aviation Health.
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. To learn more, visit Quaynote.com or contact Lorna Titley at firstname.lastname@example.org to become a sponsor, speaker, or delegate.