The initiative, promoted by the municipality and the company TheRace, will run until Sunday, after having adopted a hybrid format in 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic.
The year’s edition promises to bring together defense around 200 speakers from various relevant industry, infrastructure and services entities, to debate and analyze around 50 sectors of aviation – manned and unmanned -, aeronautics, space and.
The event, which this year will already have the presence of the public, will maintain the hybrid format, being broadcast as a continuous television broadcast via ‘streaming’, with two studios installed on the aerodrome.
The covid-19 pandemic affected the world economy, with the aeronautics and aviation sector being one of those that suffered the most, which leads the organization to promote a series of debates and conferences in which this topic will be present.
“TAP – challenges for a flying future”, “The role of Regulation in a post-covid world”, “Airports: Challenges for a sector in recovery”, “The importance of the aerospace sector and associated technologies” are some of the themes that will discussed during the summit.
This year’s edition of the “Portugal Air Summit” will also feature again in the aerodrome space with areas dedicated to various themes and a space for functions.
The first three days of the summit will be focused on relationships and “networking”, followed by two more fun days (Saturday and Sunday), with the presentation of ‘airshows’, a passage of two F16s, among other activities.
During the “Portugal Air Summit”, the Portuguese Space Agency will also promote a competition to launch ‘rockets’ – “EuRoc- European Rocletry Challenge”.
The second edition of the “EuRoc – European Rocketry Challenge” will bring together 19 teams and around 400 students from 13 countries across Europe.
This competition aims to “stimulate” project engineering students, build and launch their own “rockets” from the Campo Militar de Santa Margarida, in the district of Santarém.