Sustainable Aviation


New for SusTech 2022 Conference – Sustainable Aviation Track

Sustainability: the pursuit of environmentally sound development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future!

The 9th Annual IEEE Technologies for Sustainability Conference (SusTech 2022) is designed to explore technical development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future generations.   The conference brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from disparate disciplines to conduct a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will explore emerging relevant technologies, latest tools, and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

Sustainable Aviation Track

Sustainable aviation involves activities to improve aircraft fuel efficiency, develop the next generation of efficient air traffic control, and develop new technologies and systems engineering processes to reach the future of carbon-neutral air transportation across the globe.  The aviation industry has already made significant progress in fuel and CO2 efficiency, halving the amount of fuel used per flight compared to 1990. This has been achieved through technological advancement and improvements in operations and infrastructure. However, the aviation industry still represents approximately 2.5% of global human-induced CO2 emissions. In order for the industry to meet the climate goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 it will require rigorous climate action and cooperation across the entire value chain operating as an ecosystem. We would like to explore how the industry can get there with accelerated efficiency measures, energy transition and innovation across the aviation sector and in partnership with governments around the world.

 We invite Papers for SusTech 2022 in ONE of the following areas;

  • Sustainable Aviation – the Story so Far …

We already have efficient “More Electric Aircraft” that are in service today.

What has been achieved in “Sustainability” for the management of the Electrical Power Systems by actions taken so far ?

  1. Flight Control Systems (FCS)  – Fly by Wire, Sensors, Communication systems,
  2. Propulsion, Power Management Systems , Actuation systems
  • Path to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions for aviation industry

What is the roadmap from here to “Full” electric – challenges, opportunities

  1. Electric/Hybrid aircraft technology – batteries, engines …
  2. Roadmap and challenges for green efuels for aviation – transition to sustainable, synthetic, green hydrogen
  3. Potential for “full” electric technology in aviation to disrupt connectivity as we know it today – eg Urban Air Mobility, air taxis, eVTOL, drone
  1. Operationalization of “green” aviation – using new technology, sources of energy and fuel, increased digitalization
    1. What it means in terms certification and standardisation
    2. Safety, Cybersecurity
    3. Air traffic management
    4. Airport infrastructure


Panel Discussion;

Next-Generation Technologies and Fuel for Sustainable Aviation – the importance of the Ecosystem to realise the Net-Zero Aviation Emission targets by 2050

The global aviation industry is now working towards climate-neutral operations across the entire value chain by 2050.  In order to gain the full benefits of renewable energy and full electric aircraft technology for sustainable aviation, it will be necessary to bring together key aviation ecosystem stakeholders to develop a stepped approach to decarbonising the industry.

Keynote Talk;

The global economy is focused on a greener future and aviation has to play its part to make this a reality. The major airframers, along with governments worldwide, are investing to overcome the technical and engineering challenges required to make flying much more sustainable. We will have an invited speaker to discuss the engineering initiatives currently underway to bring zero-emission aircraft into service by 2035, identifying the main challenges and opportunities at the heart of the industry’s decarbonisation journey.


Siobhan Dolan Clancy, Sustainable Aviation Track Chair
SDC Business Consulting Ltd.
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Jean Louis Debauche, Technical Advisor & Reviewer
JLD Consultant
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