Sustainable air transport on the agenda at Salford this May

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Industry leading guests will give a series of lectures this month as the University of Salford tackles sustainable air transport.

The talks will cover a range of different topics, including airport decarbonization, circularity in airport projects, hydrogen in air transport, sustainability of airport restaurants and retail, and neurodiversity design at airports. Making air transport greener is a key element of reaching Net Zero.

Organised by Dr Viktoriia Myroniuk, Programme Leader for MSc Sustainable Air Transport Operations and Planning, in the SEE School, these presentations are aimed at sharing industry experts' knowledge and expertise in sustainable air transport with students and staff members at Salford, as well as with staff members and students at other UK universities delivering postgraduate programmes in air transport, including De Montfort Buckinghamshire New University, City University of London, Coventry University and others.

Among these speakers are Swapnal Kulkarni-Chouhan, Head of Competence Centre - Commercial & Airport Management at Munich Airport International, Germany André Schneider (CEO at Genève Aéroport, Switzerland), Julian Klaaßen (Environmental Engineer & Project Manager at Hamburg Airport, Germany) and Wendy Avis (Director of Climate and Environment at Vancouver Airport Authority, Canada).

Organiser Dr Viktoriia Myroniuk, Senior Lecturer at Salford, said: “It is amazing to have so many influential people speaking this month on this vital topic. We need to make air transport greener and that will be done through collaboration and sharing ideas.

“This series of talks / presentations will facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange between universities and industry, and contribute to shaping a common vision for the future of sustainable air transport.”

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