Aviation Forum Austria 2023: TECHNOLOGY – COOPERATION – GREEN SKY

Event for the aviation community
Arcotel Kaiserwasser
Wagramer Strasse 8
1220 Vienna

From September 28 to September 29 2023, the BMK, the FFG, the WKO - ARGE AICAT, AIA, ecoplus and the Holzcluster Steiermark jointly organized the Aviation Forum Austria for the first time this year under the motto "TECHNOLOGY - COOPERATION - GREEN SKY".

Topics such as “International Cooperation for Efficiency and Sustainability”, “Bridging Today & Tomorrow”, “Circular Economy and New Technology Solutions for Aviation”, and “Gearing Policy & Technology – Challenges & Opportunities” were presented and discussed.

High-ranking representatives of the Republic of Austria, business and research institutions attended the very well-attended event.
Highlights of this year's event can be found under the photolink:


Von 28.9. – 29.9.2023 veranstaltete das BMK, die FFG, die WKO - ARGE AICAT, AIA, die ecoplus sowie der Holzcluster Steiermark heuer erstmalig gemeinsam das Aviation Forum Austria unter dem Motto „TECHNOLOGY – COOPERATION – GREEN SKY“.
Dabei wurden Themen wie “International Cooperation for Efficiency and Sustainability”, “Bridging Today & Tomorrow”, “Circular Economy and New Technology Solutions for Aviation”, sowie “Gearing Policy & Technology – Challenges & Opportunities” präsentiert und diskutiert.
Hochrangige Vertreter der Republik Österreich, der Wirtschaft sowie der Forschungseinrichtungen begleiteten die sehr gut besuchte Veranstaltung.
Highlights der diesjährigen Veranstaltung finden Sie unter dem Fotolink.

During the event, topics such as “International Cooperation for Efficiency and Sustainability”, “Bridging: Today & Tomorrow”, “Circular Economy and New TEC Solutions for a Clean Aviation” and “The Future of Aviation” will be highlighted and discussed from a range of perspectives.
As part of the accompanying exhibition, companies and research institutions have a chance to introduce themselves and network with participants. The evening event is an opportunity to further discuss topics and develop networking between players at both a national and international level.

Registration is closed. Participation in the event is free.             



Link to: agenda

Every effort has been made to align the event with the criteria of the Austrian Eco Label for Green Events. This includes numerous measures, from the choice of catering, resource-efficient procurement, waste avoidance and separation through to programme planning. We would very much appreciate you replicating these efforts by choosing an environmentally-friendly method of transport and avoiding waste .

If you are planning to travel by car, we recommend reducing your carbon footprint through car sharing. You can also offset CO2 emissions by making compensation payments: myclimate (https://www.myclimate.org), klimaneutralität.boku.ac.at (https://klimaneutralität.boku.ac.at), climateaustria.at (https://climateaustria.at), atmosfair.de (https://www.atmosfair.de).

Accessible event
The Arcotel hotel has disabled access. 

More information and explanations about the individual programme points can be obtained before, during and after the event, from Holzhausen publishing house staff, who will also be on hand to help, should you have any specific requirements.


Photographs and video recordings
By registering for the Aviation Forum Austria, I hereby acknowledge that photos or video recordings may be made and used on the FFG website or in other media for the purposes of public relations and event documentation. Use of the photographs and/or video recordings for purposes other than those specified is not permitted. If I do not wish to be photographed or filmed, I will inform the photo/film team on-site.

Feedback link (mailings after event) 
Feedback, e.g. on the implementation of Green Event measures, can be provided after the event using the following link


Kleine und mittlere Unternehmen (KMU), Große Unternehmen (GU), Universitäten, Fachhochschulen, Kompetenzzentren, Forschungseinrichtungen


Moderator: Anita Kiefer

Day 1 Thursday 28.09.2023 

10.30 am Booth Preparation Company Exhibition 

12.00 am – 1.00 pm Networking Lunch 

1.00 – 1.15 pm Welcome by moderator Anita Kiefer

1.15 – 1.35 pm Opening: Wolfgang Hesoun, Austrian Economic Chambers (WKO)

1.35 – 3.00 pm Session 1: International Cooperation for Efficiency and Sustainability 


- Harald Vodosek, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence (BMLV) 
- Thomas Grohs, Airbus


- Thomas Grohs, Airbus
- Thomas Krenke, Innovation Centre W.E.I.Z
- Volker Fuchs, Test Fuchs
- Sonja Linskeseder, Austrian Industrial Cooperation & Aviation Technology (WKO)

3.00 – 3.45 pm Coffee Break  

3.45 – 5.15 pm Session 2: Bridging Today & Tomorrow: How will Emerging Technologies influence Future Aviation?

Keynote Ron van Manen, Luchtvaart in Transitie


- Rudolf Zauner, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence (BMLV)
- Ron van Manen, Luchtvaart in Transitie
- Robert Kremnitzer, Diamond Aircraft Industries
- Henriette Spyra, Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)
- Rudolf Gradinger, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

5.15 – 5.30 pm Closing by Moderator

5.30 – 9 pm Networking Cocktail & Dinner


Day 2 Friday 29.09.2023 

8.30 am Networking Coffee 

9.30 – 10.00 am Opening: Karin Tausz, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) 

Keynote Leonore Gewessler, Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology

10.00 – 11.45 am Session 3: Circular Economy and New Technology Solutions for Aviation 

Keynote Axel Krein, Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking


- Axel Krein, Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking
- Martin Karner, Weitzer Woodsolutions
- Florian Kamleitner, ecoplus
- Robert Machtlinger, FACC
- Martin Berens, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

11.45 am – 12.15 pm Coffee Break 

12.15– 1.30 pm Session 4: The Future of Aviation: Gearing Policy & Technology – Challenges & Opportunities


- Filip Cornelis, European Commission, DG Move 
- Christian Schleifer-Heingärtner, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)


- Elisabeth Landrichter, Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK)
- Wilhelm Jagritsch, Austro Control International
- Markus Klopf, Frequentis
- Konstantin Baumgartner, Austrian

1.30 – 1.45 pm Closing by Moderator

1.45 pm Networking Lunch