Virtual Event

FIA Connect

Date: July 20 - 3:00-4:00 PM BST | July 23 - 4:15-4:45 PM BST


Farnborough International Airshow Connect (FIA Connect) is a virtual program of thought leadership and industry insight; connecting the global aerospace industry online.

Please join Oliver Wyman, FINN and prominent industry leaders for a series of events which will provide a forum to explore and debate the major topics and trends affecting aerospace today.

Attendees will learn about the dynamic and evolving opportunities and risks facing companies operating in aerospace, aviation and the exciting growing urban air mobility sector.  

With a robust agenda planned, including panel discussions, ample networking opportunities, keynote presentations and industry leaders sharing their views, the latest technological innovations and planning for the future of aviation.

You can find more information about the event here.


Commercial Aviation Relaunch & Recovery 2021 & Beyond

Monday 20 July, 15:00 - 16:00 

When will the airline industry recover and will it ever look like it once did? How do we best get people flying again? What is needed to sure up consumer confidence in aviation on a sustainable basis?

This panel discussion made up of industry, government, regulators and moderated by Oliver Wyman's David Stewart as they debate how the next few years for industry could look,  the state of the aviation post-pandemic and the next steps in recovery. Who will thrive and who may struggle to survive?


  • LeAnn Ridgeway,  Vice President Avionics and General Manager IMS, Collins Aerospace
  • Mike Delaney, VP/Confident Travel Initiative Leader, Boeing Commerical
  • Jack Goodwin, Deputy Director, Restart, Recovery and Engagement Unit, Department for Transport


Global Urban Air Summit (GUAS 2.0) Analysis 

Thursday 23 July, 16:15 - 16:45 

How can we bridge the reliability gap and ensure early risk management? What use cases can help guide the way as the industry navigates making the dream a reality?

In this wrap up session, join Oliver Wyman CAVOK Robbie Bourke and Sameer Savani, ADS as they have a discussion focusing on the highlights and key takeaways from the Global Urban Air Summit sessions.  This session will also feature an exclusive insight into Manna Aerospace with a segment from Bobby Healy, CEO and Founder. 

They will be discussing how the industry has matured in the last year, how those developments need to come together, how some use cases are showing the way, and what we hope to see in the near future in order to achieve viable operating business models in the UAM sector.