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ISTAT Learning Labs - Freighters and Preighters: New Normal or Bridging Gaps?

Start Date:
9 March 2021

Start Time:
10:00 New York | 15:00 Dublin | 23:00 Singapore

75 minutes

The pandemic resulted in significant belly capacity decline for air cargo. More than 150 aircraft have been ‘’converted’’ to specific ‘’freighters’’. Join us as we take a look at whether this change is a temporary COVID-19 mitigation or rather the new normal that will continue on. The following questions will also be addressed: What aircraft will be leading the way? Will conversion capacity be sufficient for market needs? Are the Preighters over after COVID-19?

Erik Goedhart
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Aerospace
Kuehne + Nagel Management AG

As Senior Vice president, Erik Goedhart is the global head of the aerospace and industrials market and is responsible for the market and solutions approach for these two verticals.

Erik started his career in 1981 with NCR computers and was involved in direct sales, marketing and business unit management. In 1993, he joined Fokker Aircraft Services as VP of Marketing & Sales. Erik was a key player in setting up the Fokker services organisatin in 1996 after the Fokker aircraft manufacturer ceased to exist. Innovative programmes like FUTURE 100 and FLYFokker set a new standard in the aircraft aftermarket services industry.

In 2003, Erik started his own aerospace consultancy. He eventually became joined Kuehne + Nagel as a full-time employee after he had advised Kuehne + Nagel on their aerospace strategy in 2007. Erik has been instrumental in developing the company’s aerospace business into one of the six key market segments with significant year-on-year growth and successful launches of industry breakthrough end-to-end solutions like KN EngineChain and KN InteriorChain.

Erik lives and breathes Innovation, Digitalisation and Supply the Sky!

Mar 9, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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