States, organizations and countries across the world increasingly realize the importance of Sustainability and many have announced Net Zero carbon targets, often by 2050 – but what does this mean for aviation?
Manufacturers, airlines, airports and air navigation service providers have signed up to achieve this goal to demonstrate their commitment to achieving the Paris Agreement CO2 reductions, but how?
Sustainable Aviation Fuels will play a significant and ongoing role and the Asia region is at the forefront of development and deployment; how does this factor into the calculation?
The summer 2022 edition of the Asia Briefing will focus on the topical issue of environment and sustainability with four speakers from across the aviation sector presenting information and giving views on the political landscape and technical solutions. The above questions, and more, will be answered at the Asia Briefing.
8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
8:35 AM - 8:50 AM
Net-zero goal and sustainability issues for Asia region
Dan Carnelly is the ICCAIA Vice President of Technology and is one of the two Montreal-based Permanent Representatives to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), undertaking the role of the Observer to the ICAO Council. In this role, he represents the interests of the worldwide aerospace manufacturing and service industry at the Council and with the various States and regulators globally. Dan has extensive experience in aerospace environmental topics having previously led the ICCAIA Aircraft Noise and Emissions Committee (ANEC) and acted as the ICCAIA Observer to the CAEP during the CAEP/11 cycle.
Prior to this role Dan served as the Director of Environmental Marketing at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France, interacting with CAEP during both the aircraft CO2 Certification Standard setting and the more recent non-volatile Particulate Matter (nvPM) Standard. His other responsibilities included working with airlines and airports to demonstrate noise and emissions reduction technologies and establishing commercial sustainability policy for Airbus across the whole product range.
Haldane Dodd is Acting Executive Director at the Geneva-based Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). This organisation, the only global grouping of players from across the aviation industry, brings together airports, airlines, air navigation service providers and aircraft and engine manufacturers to agree common goals.
ATAG’s current mission is to provide a platform through which the aviation sector is working to reduce its climate change impact. ATAG works with funding members ACI, IATA, CANSO, Airbus, ATR, Boeing, CFM, GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce and Safran to ensure aviation is able to respond to global decarbonisation and sustainability objectives.
Previously, Haldane was Head of Communications and Advocacy at ATAG and Communications Manager with Airports Council International World headquarters where he worked on issues such as the environment, security and airport economics.
A British native, Haldane also holds New Zealand citizenship and started his aviation career at the listed company Auckland International Airport Limited, which runs New Zealand’s busiest airport. He has a background in broadcast media and holds a Bachelor of Communications Studies.
Chairman at ICCAIA Aircraft Noise and Emissions Committee
Dr. Eric Upton is a Senior Environmental/Performance Specialist with Gulfstream Aerospace and current Chair of the ICCAIA Aircraft Noise and Emissions Committee, which coordinates the technical efforts of aviation OEMs from around the world to reduce aviation’s environmental impact. His current focus is on environmental work within ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), which develops regulations for noise, engine emissions, and climate concerns related to international aviation.
Dr. Upton was one of the key experts contributing to development of the first international aircraft CO2 standard, helping ensure the technology-focused standard is equitable across aircraft types and that it is technically sound. Dr. Upton has also been involved in development of future environmental standards for supersonic aircraft. Outside of CAEP, Dr. Upton has been involved in development of the current fleet of Gulfstream aircraft, including the Collier award winning G650 and the recently announced G800 and G400.
Vice President, APAC at Neste Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Sami leads Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) business in the Asia Pacific region. His focus is on developing the market for SAF and building supply chains and partnerships to grow its availability in the region. Sami is also working together with public and private stakeholders in developing credible roadmaps for the decarbonization of aviation. Sami has been with Neste since 2013, holding various leadership roles in strategy and business development. Before joining Neste, Sami worked in energy investment banking in London, advising customers in the global energy sector on mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Sami is passionate about business opportunities serving the purpose of creating a healthier planet for our children.