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Declan Collier joins aviation leaders to debate industry challenges

Posted 22 September 2017 · Add Comment

London City Airport CEO Declan Collier will be one of the keynote speakers at the ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva (3-4 October), where industry issues such as protectionism, sustainability and modernisation will be high on the agenda.

Leaders of the world’s foremost aviation bodies, manufacturers and operators will meet in Geneva to discuss the long-term challenges the industry is facing. Governments and UN bodies will also attend the summit which is hosted by ATAG and co-organised by ACI, IATA, CANSO and ICCAIA.

Delegates will debate how the industry can work with governments to ensure that the economic and social benefits of air transport can be shared by all.

Of particular note in the Summit programme this year are: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa, ATR Chief Executive Christian Scherer, Geneva Airport CEO Andre Schneider, CITES Secretary General John Scanlon, Hyperloop SVP of Global Operations Nick Earle, Malaysia Airlines Group CEO Peter Bellew, Sky Guide CEO Alex Bristol, London City Airport CEO Declan Collier (right), key speakers from technology providers and the Directors’ General of the major aviation industry associations.

With the aviation industry taking an active lead in driving sustainable development throughout the world, delegates will be discussing how interaction between the aviation, travel, trade and tourism sectors has been supporting the global push towards sustainability.

The UN declared 2017 as the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and now that many of the technical hurdles facing aviation in its move towards sustainable alternative fuels have been overcome, commercialisation and scaling up of supply is the next step.

So what are the current demand trends and expectations and what challenges have to be overcome to move the industry towards sustainable aviation fuels?

With the industry’s medium-term goal of carbon-neutral growth well on course through the adoption of the carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA), focus is shifting towards the industry’s long-term emissions reduction of halving net CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050, relative to 2005 levels.
 

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