This MSc level 35-hour course module for Aviation Fuels & Additives was originally developed in 2016 as part of a collaboration between Airbus and the UK government’s then Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. The aim of the course is to provide training to develop specialist skills in a growing field where there is currently a knowledge and skills gap in the industry. This follows the increase in new semi-synthetic fuel blends entering the market and the work around the world to accelerate development of the next generation alternative fuels. The course will be held in world-class, state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories that provide modern interdisciplinary teaching, as well as specialist engineering teaching facilities. Teaching will comprise a 50/50 split between leading academics and industrial guest lecturers. The course also looks at the environmental sustainability of the aerospace industry and includes a practical lab day at the Sheffield Low Carbon Combustion Centre.
First ICAO Stocktaking Seminar towards the 2050 Vision for Sustainable Aviation Fuels
30 April - 1 May 2019
The second ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/2) held in Mexico City in October 2017 endorsed the 2050 ICAO Vision for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and called on States, industry and other stakeholders to substitute a significant proportion of conventional aviation fuels with SAF by 2050. The conference noted that this path would be based on the assumptions of a progressive increased use of SAF and should be periodically reviewed through a stocktaking process to continuously assess progress on SAF development and deployment. Pursuant to the CAAF/2 Declaration, this first Stocktaking Seminar will provide a forum for the exchange of information.
This second seminar will address new and emerging issues in the field of airport management and environmental best practices. It will reflect the diverse range of activities involved in the management of a ‘green airport’, including climate change adaptation, renewable energy, community engagement and sustainability reporting. In addition, the circular economy and the financing of environmental projects and mitigation measures will be explored, with emphasis on the perspective from South American regional stakeholders.
Organised by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), this event will bring together the world’s aviation community to discuss the sustainable development of aviation. Delegates will hear the views of specialists and experts, and participate in interactive panel sessions on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), sustainable aviation fuels, aviation’s role in sustainable mobility and noise management.
The fifth triennial Symposium, ‘Destination Green: The Next Chapter’, will present an opportunity to gain knowledge and share information on key areas of ICAO’s environmental protection activities, leading up to the 40th Session of the ICAO Assembly. It will encompass the outcomes of key ICAO environmental events, including the Eleventh Meeting of the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP/11), the 2019 ICAO CORSIA Regional Workshops and the 2019 ICAO Seminar on Green Airports, as well as developments on ICAO State Action Plans and capacity-building activities, environmental trends, noise and local air quality, sustainable aviation fuels and climate change adaptation.
The Symposium will also provide an opportunity to inform on the progress and achievements set out in preceding Assembly Resolutions on environmental protection and will provide a setting for ICAO’s stakeholders to gain greater insight on emerging issues.
This annual event aims to help build business relationships, provide learning about new technologies, help understand global and regional policies, recognise sustainability requirements and explore collaborative solutions for deployment of sustainable aviation fuels.