The biennial Singapore Airshow, is Asia’s most influential international aerospace and defence exhibition. Cranfield University will be exhibiting in the UK Pavillion

Aviation has been of great benefit to society over the past century, facilitating economic growth and an understanding of cultures around the world. This growth has been built on outstanding developments in aircraft and engine design, design of the passenger experience, infrastructure in and around the airport and flight operations.

However, the broader aviation and aeronautics community now faces two existential challenges; The Covid-19 pandemic and the urgent need to reduce the environmental impact of aviation, and especially on climate change.

Cranfield, which in 2020 has become a member university of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) and has hosted its FAAM Airborne Laboratory since 2007, has major expertise and capabilities relevant to tackling the challenges of aviation and the environment, spanning decarbonising travel, the green airport, environmental technologies and sustainable materials and manufacture. Demonstrated by the appointment of two academics, working jointly across the aviation and the environment sectors, and as the only University in Europe with its own fully-operational airport, aircraft and air navigation on campus, Cranfield offers a unique combination of infrastructure for research. The University site is a living laboratory, with the newly launched Urban Observatory a key component. This new approach is capable of supporting enhanced social, economic and environmental outcomes in urban, transport and infrastructure systems.

Visit our Aviation and the Environment page for more information.