As demand for air travel continues to rise, this conference will explore the latest technological, operational and economic developments needed to address the two main obstacles to the sustainable growth of aviation – local environmental impacts and the contribution to climate change.
Managing/Controlling the Local Impacts of Growth
A decision on airport expansion in South East England is expected this year. The first day of the Conference will objectively explore the Noise and Air Quality issues surrounding airport expansion, including how these issues are managed in other countries. The conference provides an opportunity to debate strategies for reduction, management and mitigation of Noise and Local Emissions in an impartial setting.
Global Solutions for Global Issues
Following the successful global deal on climate change reached at COP21 in Paris in December 2015, ICAO is expected to make significant progress on a global Market-Based Measure (MBM) for aviation at its meeting in September. The second day of the Conference will consider the potential for reducing aviation’s contribution to climate change through technology, operations and sustainable alternative fuels. The day will then focus on a global MBM and will be a timely opportunity for the progress at ICAO to be explained and discussed.
Royal Aeronautical Society Headquarters
No.4 Hamilton Place