The French-American Chamber of Commerce PNW will gather experts across the international aerospace industry to address the challenges facing the aviation industry today and tomorrow.

The second edition of this all-day air conference will feature five sessions of panel driven discussions, including breakfast, lunch, and a reception.

APRIL 14, 2022 | 8:30 – 6:30 | THE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT

Full program here.



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8:30am – 6:30pm

More details on speakers and panel discussions.

8:30am – 9:30am: welcome coffee AND NETWORKING

9:30am – 10:30am: 2030 SUPPLIER’S PROFILE

Moderator: ken herbert | rbc capital markets

Panel Member: William Cecil | FLYHT Aerospace
Panel Member: Janene Collins | Boeing
Panel Member: Nitin Khanna | Cognitus
Panel Member: David Sanguin | Constellium

10:30am – 11:00am: Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:00pm: OEM DISCUSSION

Moderator: Ronald Epstein | Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Panel Member: Darren Hulst | Boeing
Panel Member: Bob Lange | Airbus

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch



Panel Member: Jean-Michel Hillion | Safran Group
Panel Member: Diana Birkett Rakow | Alaska Airlines
Panel Member: Brian Yutko | Boeing

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Coffee Break


Moderator: Paul Sahatdjian | Saxon Aerospace US

Panel Member: Christine Hadley | Safran Cabin
Panel Member: Alex Krutz | Patriot Industrial Partners
Panel Member:
Jason Petrait | COE for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing
Panel Member: Robin Toth | Washington State Department of Commerce


Moderator: GLENN farley

Panel Member: Nelson Dong | Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Panel Member: Cameron Johnson | FAO Global
Panel Member: Michel Merluzeau | AIR Inc


5:00pm – 6:30pm: COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Panel 3

Date and Location

Thursday, APRIL 14, 2022

8:30am – 6:30pm

The Museum of Flight, Seattle
Side gallery

9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

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Liebherr – Aerospace and Transportation Systems has many years of experience in the areas of aerospace and transportation systems. Aside from high pression components, the Group develops individual system solutions.
In close co-operation with aircraft manufacturers and engine manufacturers, Liebherr produces flight control and actuation systems, landing gear, air management systems, on-board electronics as well as gears and gearboxes for a wide range of aircraft and engine programs. Furthermore, Liebherr offers a comprehensive OEM customer service base on worldwide repair and maintenance network.
In the transportation systems sector, Liebherr develops and manufactures air conditioning systems and also actuation and power supply systems for all kinds of rail cars. In addition to sales offices and service stations from Liebherr-Transportation Systems GmbH, customers can take advantage of the Group’s global development and service locations.


Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of $18 billion in 2021, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

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The Washington State Department of Commerce’s mission is to strengthen communities in Washington. They are the lead state agency charged with enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality in Washington. They administer a diverse portfolio of more than 100 programs and several state boards and commissions, all focused on helping communities achieve positive growth. Their key customers include businesses, local governments and community-based organizations. They also play the crucial role of convening numerous local, state, regional and federal partners and stakeholders, both public and private. Together they work to support the Governor’s priorities and achieve shared goals and objectives for the citizens of Washington.