As leaders are called to attend the United Nations' September 2019 Climate Summit, they will again be challenged to address the issues our actions place on climate change, air quality and biodiversity, putting the impact of aviation under scrutiny.

In May 2019 the European Aviation Environmental Report stated that while aviation had produced economic benefits, stimulated innovation and improved connectivity, the current trends are not compatible with protecting the environment, climate and poeple's health.

The Aerospace and Aviation industry has set aggressive targets for improvement and invested billions of pounds in new technologies to meet noise and emission goals. These improvements are often offset by the growth in the sector. The UK Government consultation on Aviation 2050 identifies the importance of developing a partnership for sustainable growth which meets rising passenger demand, balanced with action to reduce environmental and community impacts.

Cranfield University has at the heart of its mission a strong aviation, aerospace and environmental research capability. We offer unique facilities through Cranfield's global research airport and the Cranfield Living Lab campus, making us uniquely placed to hold the Aviation and the Environment Conference.

Speakers:

Adam Morton - Head of Environmental Technology, Rolls-Royce
Alistair Andrew - Planning Manager, Manchester Airports Group (MAG)
Dr Bobby Sethi - Deputy Director of Research for SATM and Senior Lecturer in Gas Turbine Combustion and Environmental Impact, Cranfield University
Callum Smith - Business Development Officer, ITM Power PLC
Christian Verdonk - Teaching and Research Fellow, Air Traffic Management Lab, Cranfield University
Dr Cristina Garcia Duffy - Head of Technology -Strategy & Integration, Aerospace Technology Institute
Dave Smith - Director of Central Technology, Rolls-Royce
Professor David Greenwood - Professor of Advanced Propulsion Systems, WMG, Warwick University
Dr Dominic Emery – VP, Long-Term Planning, BP International Ltd
Dustin Benton - Policy Director, Green Alliance
Eva Weightman, Director, Aviation, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Helen Atkinson CBE - Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield University's School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Hugh Clayton - Group Director, Engineering and Strategy, Meggitt PLC
Professor Iain Gray - Director of Aerospace, Cranfield University
Jonathon Counsell - Group Head of Sustainability, International Airlines Group
Professor Keith Mason - Professor of Air Transport Management Centre for Air Transport Management, Cranfield University
Professor Leon Terry - Director of Environment and Agrifood and Professor of Plant Science, Cranfield University
Dr Mark Bentall - Head of Operations for Technology, Airbus
Matt Prescott – Interim Director, Heathrow Centre of Excellence for Sustainability, Heathrow Airport

Professor Neil Harris - Professor of Atmospheric Informatics Centre for Environment and Agricultural Informatics, Cranfield University

Paul Perera - Vice President of Technology, GKN Aerospace
Professor Pericles Pilidis - Head of Centre for Propulsion - Cranfield University

Professor Sir Peter Gregson - Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield University

Professor Phil Hart - Director of Energy and Power, Cranfield University

Robert Herlaar, Airport Consultant, Adecs Airinfra Consultants
Roger Harrabin - Environment Analyst, BBC
Ron van Manen - Head of Strategic Development, Cleansky
Russ Dunn -  Chief Technology officer and Head of Strategy - GKN Aerospace
Dr Simon Jude – Senior Lecturer, Centre for Environment and Agricultural Informatics, Cranfield University

Dr Tom Budd – Lecturer, Centre for Air Transport Management, Cranfield University
Jenny Kavanagh - Head of Airborne Systems, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions


Event Programme

Thursday 28 November
09:30 Arrival, registration and refreshments
10:00 Welcome from Professor Sir Peter Gregson - Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield University
10:15 Dave Smith - Director of Central Technology, Rolls-Royce
10:35 Dustin Benton - Policy Director, Green Alliance
10:55 Q&A
11:15 Refreshment break
11:30 Responses I: Demand Management Chaired by Professor Keith Mason - Professor of Air Transport Management Centre for Air Transport Management, Cranfield University 1. Corsia and success or otherwise of market based measures - Eva Weightman, Director, Aviation, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) 2. Environmental Impact as a driver for the future ATM - Christian Verdonk, Teaching and Research Fellow, Air Traffic Management Lab, Cranfield University 3. Jonathon Counsell - Group Head of Sustainability, International Airlines Group 4.Discussion
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Professor Neil Harris, Professor of Atmospheric Informatics, Cranfield University
14:05 Robert Herlaar, Airport Consultant, Adecs Airinfra Consultants
14:20 Q&A
14:30 Refreshment break
14:50 Responses III: Air Vehicle Efficiency
Chaired by Professor Iain Gray - Director of Aerospace, Cranfield University
1. An ATI overview on aviation sustainability - Dr Cristina Garcia Duffy, Head of Technology -Strategy & Integration, Aerospace Technology Institute
2. Flying Future Technologies Today - Paul Perera, Vice President of Technology, GKN Aerospace
3. Jenny Kavanagh - Associate Director & Head of Airborne Systems Group, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Ltd
6. Hugh Clayton - Group Director, Engineering and Strategy, Meggitt PLC
5. Discussion
16:40 Environmental challenges for the aviation industry: Ron van Manen - Head of Strategic Development, Cleansky
17:00 Conference day 1 close
Professor Leon Terry - Director of Environment and Agrifood and Professor of Plant Science, Cranfield University
18:00 inner at Woburn Safari Lodge (coaches will be provided to and from Cranfield University)

Location and travel details

Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL

Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.

Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles)
For further travel details please visit our location page.

Who should attend

Please note this is a private event - attendance by invitation only

How to register

Please note this is an invite only conference. Please email sarah.lloyd@cranfield.ac.uk to request an invitation and you will then be sent a link to register.