The Sustainable Aviation Challenge is Now (Carbon is Key)

Carbon is Key opened today (9th Nov 2021) with the first of three virtual sessions. ‘The Sustainable Aviation Challenge’, hosted by AGS Airports and chaired by Brian McClean, opened with an interview with Derek Provan, CEO of AGS airports, who discussed the CAELUS project as well as how AGS Airports are working towards a more sustainable future.

Brian and Derek (above) were then joined by:

  • Jonathon Counsell, Group Head Sustainability, International Airlines Group (IAG), presented Airline Sustainability
  • Dan Williams, Senior International Advisor, Office of Environment & Energy, FAA , presented FAA Fuels/Whitehouse Bill
  • Martin Bowman, Director of Aviation Technology, Deloitte, presented Priorities for Aviation on the Path to Sustainability
  • Gene Gebolys, CEO of World Energy, presented: So, You’ve Set Sustainability Goals. Now What?

A core message from these presentations was that if we, as an industry, fail to take carbon reduction seriously, then we could expect an intervention. ‘Carbon is Key’ speakers are illustrating just how seriously this issue is being taken.

“If we are to continue flying, collectively achieving a sustainable future for aviation is no longer a matter of choice or a ‘nice to have’, it is an essential determinant of the future viability of the sector. As with many other industries, aviation has an important role to play in decarbonising society and helping avoid an irreversible climate crisis for current and future generations. Events like Carbon is Key are important in bringing together decision-makers and highlighting areas of best practice and pathways forward. However, the real value of such events is shown only if they are followed by sustained, collective action, so it is important events like this act as a vital catalyst for change” Dr Thomas Budd, Senior Lecturer and DARTeC Fellow in the Centre for Air Transport Management at Cranfield University

Dr. Budd is presenting on Project Napkin at tomorrow’s Carbon is Key session:

Future Aviation
Weds 10th November – 14.15 GMT

  • Fiona Smith, Group Head of Aerodrome Strategy, AGS Airports – CHAIR
  • Adam Morton, Head of Environmental Technology, Rolls-Royce presenting Fuels & Propulsion
  • Dr. Thomas Budd, Lecturer Airport Planning & Management, Cranfield University presenting Project Napkin
  • Valentina Vecchio, Sustainability Policy & Partnership, Europe, Boeing presenting Sustainable Aerospace
  • Peter Rafano, Environmental Intelligence Services – Airports, Envirosuite presenting Detailed Aircraft GHG emissions using ANOMS Carbon Emissions Module
  • William Wright, A320 Pilot, Chair of Young Air Pilots for The Honourable Company of Air Pilots presenting Engaging the Next Generation for Sustainability

Future Airports
Thurs 11th November – 14:15 GMT

  • Brian McClean, Director of Communication & Sustainability, AGS Airports – CHAIR
  • Juliana Scavuzzi, Senior Director Sustainability, Environmental Protection & Legal Affairs, ACI World presenting  ACI World Net Zero Carbon by 2050
  • Gonzalo Velasco, Business Plan & Innovation Director, Ferrovial Airports presenting  Management of Future Airports / Decarbonisation
  • Scott Cary, Ports & Airports Project Manager, US National Renewable Energy Institute presenting Renewable Energy Optimisation
  • Sergio Fernandez, Director Airport, Passenger, Cargo, Security, Europe, IATA presenting Future Airports & Airlines
  • Holly Greig, Deputy Director Aviation Decarbonisation Division, Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom presenting  De-carbonisation COP26 outcomes

There is still time to register for the remaining two CiK sessions: Reserve your place at Carbon is Key

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