The conference is a hybrid event, taking place both in London and online via our virtual conference platform!

The development and creation of super- and hypersonic aerospace technologies

The re-invention of viable supersonic commercial aircraft as well as the creation of hypersonic commercial air travel will make the world a considerably smaller place

The publishers of Aerospace Testing International are delighted to announce that the London to Sydney in Five Hours: The Future of Aviation Conference will take place in London from 29-30 September 2021.

The conference will bring together manufacturers of aerospace propulsion technologies, advanced component-technology manufacturers, research associations and universities, and aircraft designers and manufacturers. The topic? How to create market-viable supersonic and hypersonic technologies and aircraft.

What to expect?

Delegates can expect to see presentations from some of the best-known, most-qualified experts on supersonic and hypersonic concepts and technologies. We’ll focus on engine possibilities as well as investigate the design possibilities for such rapid aircraft. Key figures from aircraft manufacturers and conceptualisers will talk and present detailed insight into their product plans. Designs and possibilities will be discussed, debated, and investigated. Group discussions will very much be part of the programme.

London to Sydney in Five Hours: The Future of Aviation Conference takes place in the heart of London and is co-located with the Aerospace Testing Symposium, which is dedicated to discussing, debating, and learning about the latest and next-generation complete aircraft and component testing and validation technologies and techniques. Delegates will be able to participate in both conferences at no extra cost.

Confirmed Speakers

Luize-Mihaela Avrigeanu

Civil Aviation Authority

Senior Engineer - Aircraft Certification

David Bacci

University of Oxford

Research Fellow

Lieutenant Colonel Joshua A. Burger

United States Airforce

 Program Manager

Mike Curtis-Rouse

Satellite Applications Catapult

Head of Manufacturing for Space

Richard D’Cruze

JPA Design

Business Development Manager - Aviation

Dr. Stuart Hawksworth

HSE Science and Research Centre

Head of Centre for Energy and Major Hazards at HSE & President of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety

Daniel Odion Iyinomen

Wagners/University of Southern Queensland

Project Manager/Researcher

Elliott Koehler

JPA Design

Creative Director

Mitch Marks


Business Development – Electrification

Steve Martin

KF Aerospace

Base Manager

Samriddhi Pandey

Cranfield University

Aerospace Engineer

Aman Pannu

Frost & Sullivan

Global Practice Leader - Aerospace & Defence

Patrick Quinn


 Product Line Manager for Data Acquisition

Martin Sippel

DLR - German Aerospace Centre

Head of Space Launcher System Analysis (SART)

Prof. Dr. Michael Smart


Head of R&D and Co-Founder

Nabil Iben Sobih

Raptor Aerospace

Lead Propulsion Engineer

Christian Sutter

Avensis Aviation


Norris Tie


Co-Founder and CEO

Dr. Nicole Viola

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Associate Professor of Aerospace Systems Design

How to attend the London to Sydney in Five Hours: The Future of Aviation Conference:

While the UK will be able to safely host physical events come September 2021, we realize that several other countries may have travel restrictions in place. Therefore we are enabling people to attend the London to Sydney in Five Hours: The Future of Aviation Conference either physically or virtually.

All content and networking sessions will be available live on our cutting-edge virtual platform, but delegates attending in-person, i.e. in the spectacular London County Hall, will benefit from being able to see a wide range of companies exhibiting their latest and next-generation aerospace testing systems and services.

Please contact us for more information or if you have any questions.