of improved or alternative propulsion is in full flow. Future traffic flows will move away from roads, with rail and air travel dominating individual travel between cities and countries, whilst e-mobility will cover micro-distances. For Bettina Ganghofer, the Aviation-Event was a clear success: „Numerous high-profile experts from the aviation industry, as well as from politics and manufacturing industry, came to Salzburg in order to discuss the most important current topics.
Both panel discussions and face-to-face meetings inspired a great variety of new insights and provided new impulses.“ For Marcel Riwalsky, organiser of the Aviation-Event, Salzburg Airport was the perfect location: „Instead of meeting somewhere in the countryside, experts discussed right on the spot, inside the airport terminal. This provided for a particularly authentic atmosphere, which certainly contributed to very inspiring discussions here in Salzburg.“ Mr Riwalsky saw his view affirmed that whilst civil aviation can bring peace and is without alternative in terms of ecological impact, it is not always accepted and has to fight on several fronts: „Unfortunately, in many industrialised countries, there is a lack of acceptance by society for aviation as an infrastructural investment.
Moreover, the fact that requirements for flight operations, which diverge massively on an international comparison – comprising pay, social standards, taxation, subsidies, residual monopolies, as well as operational restrictions – lead to increasing competitive distortions. Without doubt, these issues and many other topics will be discussed at the next Aviation-Event in 2020.“ As announced at today‘s conference, next year‘s Aviation-Event will take place at Vienna Airport.