In a little over a century, our industry has progressed from learning to fly to over 400 departures per hour! For decades aviation has experienced exponential growth being at the forefront of innovation to become one of the most safe and reliable modes of transport.
Then 2020 happened, a global pandemic has shaken our industry beyond its foundations and recovery must tackle both pre-existing conditions such as congestion, carbon footprint, economic sustainability but also new challenges brought about by a more acute consciousness of pre-existing challenges and challenges brought about by new technology and evolving markets. MACE 2020 has defied the odds and brought together the industry taking a wide overview at the sustainability of the industry beyond going greener. In 2021, MACE brought the industry together to explore and discuss the how and what innovations can reboot the industry to pre pandemic growth.
As engines and aircraft become more efficient through a combination of hybrid and electric technology, and the use of alternative fuels to name but a few will surely impact the industry of the future. Innovations abound in our industry from unmanned vehicles to artificial intelligence, biometrics, robotics, block chain and crypto and more. MACE 2021 was all about supporting the innovation discourse and its potential impacts on new improved air mobility.
Spread over 3 days, MACE 2021 hosted a myriad of industry experts in the lovely island of Malta. Those attending had the opportunity to participate in live panel debates, meets industry suppliers and discuss themes with regulatory officials, industry professionals and subject matter experts.