Webinar: Engine OEMs: Changing Captains in the Storm

This webinar took place August 26, 2020.

GE Aviation President and CEO David Joyce will hand the reins to former Embraer Commercial Chief John Slattery on Sept. 1, capping a storied 12-year run that saw the unit’s revenue double and backlog rise tenfold. But Slattery takes the helm as the aircraft engine industry endures an unprecedented downturn from the COVID-19 crisis.

Aerospace analyst Sash Tusa joins Aviation Week Senior Propulsion Editor Guy Norris and Executive Editor Jens Flottau for a look at what to expect from Slattery and how GE, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce are being affected as mass retirements of older airplanes reduce their crucial aftermarket revenues.

The panel discusses how engine OEMs are positioning for the future, including new turbofans, sustainable operations and the possible adoption of hybrid-electric and hydrogen technology.

Watch the full recording above.


  • Sash Tusa, Aerospace Analyst, Agency Partners
  • Guy Norris, Senior Propulsion Editor, Aviation Week Network
  • Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial, Aviation Week Network

Moderated by Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network


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