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2015 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit

29-30 September 2015 | Geneva, Switzerland

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2015 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit

Session 2: Industry Goal 2050 – Alternative Fuels as a Catalyst – What Needs to be Done? (L-R): Moderator Jennifer Holmgren, Chief Executive Officer, LanzaTech; Julie Felgar, Managing Director, Environmental Strategy and Integration, Boeing; Angela Foster-Rice, Managing Director, Environmental Affairs Sustainability, United Airlines; Olav Mosvold Larsen, Senior Executive Advisor, Avinor and Oslo Airport; Kan-Ern Liew, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre; Mark Watson, Head of Sustainable Development, John Swire & Sons Ltd; and Nelson Salgado, Vice-President of Institutional Relations and Sustainability, Embraer

The Eighth Global Sustainable Aviation Summit convened from 29-30 September 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss ways of delivering sustainable air transport. Organized by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) in partnership with Airports Council International (ACI), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Association (ICCAIA), the Summit brought together over 300 participants from the aviation industry, civil society, governments and suppliers.

The Summit included sessions on: the contribution of technology in meeting the carbon reduction goal; sustainable alternative aviation fuels; aviation climate solutions case studies; noise management; environmental management; emerging environmental issues; perspectives for a global market-based measure (MBM) for aviation; and achieving sustainable aviation in the long-term. Perspectives from airports, manufacturers and air navigation service providers (ANSP) were presented, and the role of air transport in reducing the illegal trade in wildlife and the upcoming meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) were discussed.

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Opening of Summit

André Borschberg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Co-Founder and Pilot, Solar Impulse

Session 1: Industry Goal 2050… Can Technology Deliver?

Panelists (L-R): Sébastian Remy, Head of Innovations, The Airbus Group; Mirko Hornung, Executive Director, Research & Technology, Bauhaus Luftfahrt; Jaiwon Shin, Associate Administrator, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA; John-Paul Clarke, Director of the Air Transportation Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology; and David Morgan, Chief Flight Operations Officer/Chief Pilot, Air New Zealand

Technical Breakout Session: Aviation Climate Solutions II

(L-R): Eddie Redfern, Head of Regulatory Affairs, TUI Group; Robert O'Meara, Director, Media & Communications, Airports Council International Europe; Udo Bradersen, Environmental Manager, Hamburg Airport; Thierry Brégou, International Affairs & Corporate Strategy, Skyguide; Mike Kilburn, Senior Manager, Airport Authority Hong Kong; and Tony Wheelens, Executive Manager, Government and International Relations, Qantas

Funding for coverage of the 2015 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit has been provided by ATAG