Adriaan studied economics in Groningen. After a 32-year long and successful career at NLR, he started his own consultancy company AD Cuenta in 2005. At that time, Adrian started developing concepts for step changes in aviation. New ideas were added when Adrian initiated the EC sponsored Out of the Box and Create projects. Some of the ideas were adopted by Airbus in their “the future by Airbus” project. Adrian is currently working on new innovative research projects for future air cargo, small aircraft transportation, ground power assisted take-off and landing of aircraft, advanced engines and intermodality. He organized two workshops at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences to stimulate students to think in a creative way about the future of aviation and will now participate in our panel session titled “The Future of Aviation”.