Aviation Innovation: Past, Present, and Future

Apr 07, 2017

Check-in and Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Discussion: 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Top of the Hill at the Reserve Officers Association Minuteman Ballroom (5th Floor) 1 Constitution Ave, NE Washington, DC 20002

Event Speakers

Christopher Koopman

Senior Affiliated Scholar

Mark Moore

Engineering Director of Aviation, Uber

Blake Scholl

CEO, Boom Supersonic

Matt Voska

CEO, Flytenow

Regulations established with good intent can lead to unintended consequences. Aviation regulations offer several examples of unintended consequences to current and future innovation. Rules like the 1973 ban on all overland, civilian supersonic flight, prohibit the use of more advanced technology despite innovations that make such technologies better and safer. Similarly, regulations have not kept pace with innovations in flight-sharing apps and personal aviation aircraft. As Congress prepares to reauthorize the FAA this year, there is a chance for policymakers to enact improvements.

Please join the Mercatus Center on Friday, April 7 for a discussion with technology experts and innovators on the current state of aviation policy and the changes necessary to encourage aviation innovation.

Top of the Hill is located across the street from Dirksen Senate Office Building on the corner or First St NE and Constitution Ave NE.