The Vietnam Aviation Academy and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) are proud to jointly organise the 1st International Conference on Aviation Future: Challenge and Solution in Ho Chi Minh City, 1-2 April, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation industry due to travel restrictions and a slump in demand among travellers. These events have impacted the aviation industry in a way that we simply haven’t seen before. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, all around the world aviation was experiencing what some have called the “Golden Age.” Vietnam air transport quadrupled over the last 10 years and was expected to grow with double digit figures; these extreme growth rates are no exception, but a representation of the demand in the region. Airlines were expanding their fleet and networks, offering more destinations and frequencies; Airports and Air Traffic Control were working on upgrading the capacity by building new facilities and/or make smarter use of those available, while aviation training institutes struggle to deliver the required amount of well trained and highly skilled professionals.
Before COVID-19, the aviation industry was investing, growing all around the world. Nowadays global revenue losses on the aviation industry can be seen. Many countries and international bodies in aviation and other branches stress the need that recovery from the pandemic should be linked to sustainability and climate developments and to speed up the introduction of sustainable aviation.
How do we ensure that aviation takes-off globally with the actual challenges and the ones foreseen?
Schiphol Airport CEO stated that the fall back in traffic due to Covid-19 opens a window of opportunity for a reset in aviation growth; we now do have the opportunity to avoid ending up in the same very congested situation we had before COVID-19 and by learning from the recent past we can improve locally but also as global sector. Hence, given the current pandemic we would like to ask academics and practitioners to provide insights from studies towards the expected consequences of COVID-19 on aviation, worldwide and specifically in Asia.
Therefor the challenge in the call for paper but also towards the industry participants is what would we like to improve now we have the opportunity to change, what is needed to realize this and to be prepared to handle aviation growth in the (near) future? What is the impact of this sudden change? How do we recycle these aircraft in a sustainable manner? What can be learned from developments in other regions or industries and what are the insights from scientific research towards these challenges in aviation?
About the Vietnam Aviation Academy
In 1979 the Civil Aviation Training Center (CATC) was established under the umbrella of the civil aviation authority of Vietnam. In 2006 our institute was upgraded by the Prime Minister to a higher education institution, called Vietnam Aviation Academy. We are a state-owned educational organization operating under governmental management of the Ministry of Transport and the only one in the national educational system specializing in aviation.
At the Vietnam Aviation Academy we provide university programs, vocational training programs, and the CAAV approved training programs (ATOs), with a total number of 5000 students.
About the Aviation Academy, Amsterdam
The Aviation Academy, part of the AUAS, performs research into real-life cases and problems in the aviation sector, focusing on safety, MRO process improvement, composites and aviation capacity. Our goal is to improve and innovate professional practice. We perform all of our research projects in close cooperation with industry, governmental agencies and scientific institutions or universities. This ensures a solid connection with state-of-the-art scientific knowledge, as well as a focus on the most urgent and current problems and challenges on the shop floor.