This this month, ClimOP took part in the Towards Sustainable Aviation Summit 2022, which was held in Toulouse, France, on October 18th to 20th. The TSAS 2022 addressed both aircraft design and operations perspectives to prepare and shape a more Efficient Global Air Transport System with the aim to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 for the aviation ecosystem. The TSAS 2022 was organised by 3AF – Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France, the French society of reference with regards to scientific and technological expertise in the area of civil and military aviation and space.

The ClimOP Team presented a paper entitled “How much do ground operations contribute to global warming?“, focusing on investigating the effectiveness of airport operations’ climate-related strategies. In fact, many aviation infrastructures, have tried to reduce their share of emissions, in order to mitigate the industry’s impact on Climate Change and be more sustainable and eco-friendly. Specifically, the paper’s aim is to assess in a comprehensive “ground scenario” the amount of energy used by the airport as infrastructure and that consumed for taxiing operations, ground support equipment and generic operations.
The paper was presented and discussed during the second day of the Summit (Oct. 19th), during a Round Table themed “How do you see the Future of ATM?“, featuring various sessions from aircraft design, energy and propulsion, ATM Operations and Ground Operations (sessions where ClimOP presented its paper).

The ClimOP paper presented at the TSAS 2022 will be soon uploaded on the ClimOP website for reference. Stay tuned to learn more about aviation sustainability and ClimOP’s work!