The Aviation Crystal Ball:
Predictions and Analysis for 2008

A Webinar presented by Aviation Today

Thursday, January 31, 2008
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET


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  $297 per site location.

As a new year begins, new questions emerge.

The aviation industry has experienced record growth for at least three straight years. It also has witnessed a mind-boggling proliferation of technological innovation, in all niches. Whether the topic is avionics, maintenance, composites, or “green aviation”, air transport has undergone sweeping transformations.

Now, on the cusp of 2008, aviation experts and insiders of all types are wondering: what’s in store for the year ahead? Will recessionary clouds dampen prospects for the future? This well-timed webinar brings together deeply informed analysts who examine the major events of the past year and, from this examination, draw lessons that shed light on 2008. From the trends of the recent past, our speakers extrapolate as to what the aviation world can expect in the coming weeks and months.

You’ll hear specific predictions, based on solid reporting, that will help you run your business more efficiently – and more profitably. Remember: the battle is won before the fight, through preparation. This webinar will prepare aviation decision-makers for anything that may come their way in the new year.

You'll Learn:

  • What’s in store for the major airframers? Who will pull ahead in the great competition for primacy, Boeing or Airbus? What can trip them up?
  • After years of unbroken prosperity, is the global aviation industry finally heading for recession? Or will the good times continue?
  • Will defense spending slow down in 2008, putting the brakes on military aviation? What are the expected spending trends for homeland defense?
  • How will the 2008 presidential election affect aviation?
  • What are the new, paradigm-shifting technologies that are on the verge of shaking up the status quo? What’s specifically in store, in terms of avionics, voice and data communications, maintenance procedures, engine capabilities, etc.?
  • How will mounting concerns over global warming and the environment affect air transport? Will green aviation be a boon, or a hindrance to growth? How can aviation companies monetize this green trend?
  • Oil prices reached record heights in 2007. Will the astronomical price of fuel remain a problem in 2008? How are aviation companies planning to cope with fuel costs?
  • Which niches – regional aviation, training, military transports, etc. – are poised for outsized growth? Which are heading for a trough?
  • Which regions will grow the fastest, and which ones will slow down? Can China, India and Russia maintain their torrid economic growth? If certain once-hot regions cool off, what are the ramifications for aviation OEMs, suppliers, and sub-contractors? Who stands to gain in the new economic climate – and who stands to lose?
  • What new regulations can we expect in the coming months? Will regulations ease or become more onerous?

Hear from these experts:

Richard Aboulafia Richard Aboulafia

is vice president of analysis at Teal Group, an aviation consultancy and research group based in Fairfax, Virginia.
Michel Merluzeau Michel Merluzeau

is a principal with G2 Solutions, an aerospace consultancy based out of Kirkland, Washington.

John Persinos John Persinos

Publisher/Editorial Director, Aviation Today

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If you are having any technical difficulties or need assistance meeting these requirements, please contact our Technical Support Center at 866-709-8255 or click here. For content questions regarding this Webinar, contact John Persinos at jpersinos@accessintel.com

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