Yes, by 2030, we will see dramatic changes, but there are clear waypoints on that journey in the next ten years that will shape the future that we see bloom. From ideas like 5G on a plane, with little to no difference from your on-ground experience to your experiences while in the air. Pre Covid, most of us would fly multiple times a year, from short-range to transcontinental.
Aviation expert Craig Picken of NorthStar Executive Search Group
My conversation with Craig Picken, CEO Of NorthStar, coves everything from blockchain to 5G to living markets for parts/ maintenance and even how personal aviation transportation could look for us all by 2029 and beyond. 2029 is when we see significant leading-edge examples of what aviation is going to look like going forward. Craig has flown thousands of hours in military planes, driven billions of dollars of aircraft sales, and is a leading talent assessor for major aviation brands.
Do you believe:
The aviation giants of today will still exist in 2029?
How soon will we see new leading companies take the forefront?
Our guest on today’s podcast has an incredible position and insight as to how the industry is transforming. He does not believe in a Jetson’s future, but he points to clear signs about Jetson-like components for the world of aviation by 2029 and beyond. Many of these changes are not just born of technologies but the need to solve human issues like the shortage in pilots, airport capacity, and even shifting comfort in being flown or driven by an AI pilot.
A man with a rocket jet pack floats above a futuristic version of Washington D.C.
Think of some of the predictions Craig has:
Experimental personal vehicles are common.
Everybody comes on an airplane with an iPad, and they get anything they want.
Creating new revenue streams for airlines like launching new films on flights become common.
Alternate airlines (hydrogen, electric, prop fan) become the new normal.
Many new forms of micro airports.
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We will see a fascinating convergence of technologies, ideas, consumer trends, and new transportation possibilities that will help re-shape aviation changes around us. Imagine looking out of an office block and seeing tens of self-piloting heli-jets taking people from a building or even the road to a downtown destination.
Our experiences in the air will be radically different in 10 and 20 years. Yet, the types of planes, airports, and the use of AI are significant undercurrents in those changes.
I am the bestselling (Wall Street Journal and Amazon) author of the book, The Digital Helix, about the DNA of successful digital transformation traits of the 28% of
I am the bestselling (Wall Street Journal and Amazon) author of the book, The Digital Helix, about the DNA of successful digital transformation traits of the 28% of corporations thriving in the $2tr digital transformation industry. This book was the number one book on digital transformation in 2017 and 2018. I am the founding partner of Inc.digital and I am a top 10 global A.I influencer (Thinkers 360). I am the host of a weekly podcast series about the digitally transformed world of ten years from now (futures in focus) available on iTunes and most podcast platforms. I have been a group partner at Monitor Group, The Chief Web Officer and a GM at Micron and a serial entrepreneur having built and sold two SaaS companies and been part of a team that took a company public in the 1990’s.