ACC Electric Aircrafts Are On the Horizon – Is Your Airport Ready? On-Demand Webinar

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This ACC on-demand webinar introduces electric aircraft and their impact on aviation sustainability. According to Aviation Week, roughly 100 electric aircraft models are in development worldwide, half of which have been announced since just 2017. Electric training aircraft are already in operation at general aviation facilities around the country, and airlines have serious plans to deploy electric aircraft on short-haul routes within the next few years. As much of the low hanging fruit in aviation sustainability gets captured, the industry is looking towards electrically propelled aircraft to reduce emissions, improve air quality, and mitigate noise. However, these aircraft will present airports and air carriers with new challenges, both operationally and related to how airplanes are “fueled” on the ground. This on-demand webinar provides an overview of the budding electric aircraft industry, the sustainability benefits associated with operating electric aircraft, and the energy and infrastructure implications these airplanes present to airports.


At the end of this ACC on-demand webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe the current state of electric aircraft technology, application to general and commercial aviation, and deployment timelines.
• Explain the requirements for electric aircraft charging and related implications to airport energy infrastructure and sustainability performance.
• Identify the stakeholders necessary to engage to ensure smooth deployment of electric aircraft and related infrastructure.
• Articulate airport revenue opportunities related to electric aircraft charging.


Corey Johnson, Private Pilot, ENV SP (Moderator), Senior Project Manager, Aviation and Sustainability, C&S Companies
• James Wolf, Sustainability Program Director, Cape Air
• Richard Smith, CAE, CM, Chief, Aviation Division, Los Angeles County Public Works
• Adam Klauber, Technical Advisor, Rocky Mountain Institute
• Ron Hoffman, Business Development, Eviation Aircraft


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Credits/hours are not awarded for this ACC on-demand webinar. However, registered/paid participants can download a certificate of completion once viewing the duration of the on-demand webinar.

Corey Johnson, C.E.M., ENV SP (Moderator)

Principal Consultant, C&S Companies

Corey Johnson, C.E.M., ENV SP is a Principal Consultant at C&S Companies, specializing in energy and sustainability within the aviation industry. Prior to joining C&S, Mr. Johnson worked in the energy practice at Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C., supporting domestic and international clients, including the FAA, Amtrak, Tennessee Valley Authority, and the United States Marine Corps. He specializes in data-driven approaches to energy and sustainability management, which he has successfully implemented in Fortune 500 companies, universities, and government agencies. Mr. Johnson is a Certified Energy Manager, an Envision Sustainability Professional, and an active private pilot.

Adam Klauber

Technical Advisor, Rocky Mountain Institute

Adam Klauber joined the Rocky Mountain Institute in December 2015, leading sustainable aviation projects. He develops carbon solutions at scale including equipping airports to accelerate sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAF) adoption. Current projects include designing corporate voluntary carbon reduction for aviation with the World Economic Forum and serving as the Principal Investigator for the ACRP Airport Microgrid Implementation Toolkit. He advises electric aircraft company Bye Aerospace. Mr. Klauber’s RMI team also manages The Good Traveler passenger carbon reduction service for San Diego International Airport. He brings over 16 years of experience pioneering new approaches to energy and climate for aviation clients. Prior to RMI, Mr. Klauber led ICF’s Sustainable Aviation practice which included projects to address airport climate risks and improving systems to plan and respond to acute events from weather. He has also supported the FAA to improve energy performance in new and existing infrastructure. Mr. Klauber has earned recognition for his work including earning the U.S. DOT’s departmental “Sustainability Leader” in 2012 and a property innovation award from the General Services Administration.

James Wolf

Director of Sustainability, Cape Air

As Director of Sustainability at Cape Air, Jim Wolf’s focus for the past 10 years has been to answer the question:  What does it mean when an airline goes “green?” The Cape Air headquarters and hangers are now net zero as solar systems cover the roofs. Energy efficiency in all areas the grail, from the airline routes to the buildings to the employees’ lifestyles via programs brought in for their benefit. Mr. Wolf was raised in Philadelphia, and attended Germantown Friends School, followed by Harvard University (BA Literature). His career before coming to Cape Air was divided between the arts (storytelling performance and teaching residencies), and energy-efficient construction, both new residential and rehabilitation of historic brick buildings. 

Ron Hoffman

Business Development, Eviation

Ron Hoffman transitioned from an Air Force operational career into various business roles in the Aerospace, defense, cybersecurity and IT spaces, with a geographic focus on the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Hoffman leads the Business Development side of Eviation, an Israeli all electric commuter aircraft manufacturer, the OEM of the Alice. He has extensive experience in the business development and strategy space working with Israeli tech startups and corporates. Mr. Hoffman served in the Israeli Air Force and gained an MBA from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, and a Degree in Law and International Relations. He holds an ATPL with GV type rating.

Richard Smith, CAE, CM

Aviation Division Chief, Los Angeles County Public Works

Richard Smith, CAE, CM has been an airport manager for 20 years and started right out of college managing a small GA airport in Wisconsin before relocating to Southern California in 2002. He joined the County of Los Angeles in 2005, as an Airport Project Coordinator and took over as Aviation Division Chief in 2007 where he currently heads up the County’s system of five general aviation airports. In his 12 years leading the Aviation Division, Mr. Smith has invested nearly $100M in airport improvements, highlights that include reconstruction of two runway taxiway systems, replacement and redesign of more than 100 acres of ramp and apron pavement, and land and facilities acquisition and development. He has also led numerous land-use, commercial business development, sustainability, and master planning efforts solidifying his vision for the County’s airport system.


ACC On-Demand Webinar
Recorded 10/25/2019
Recorded 10/25/2019
Certificate of Completion
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No credits available  |  Certificate available PLEASE NOTE: ACC does not offer PDH, CM or LU/HSW credits/hours for completion of this on-demand webinar.


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