at 10H30 | 520 AD

Sustainable Air Transport: Now Boarding!

Moderated by: Nicolas Turgeon, Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
Energy transition

- CORSIA offsetting Scheme for Aviation : Overview and Perspectives for the GHG Services Industry

The international aviation sector has set a carbon-neutral growth target as of 2020. To achieve it, the industry has been investing in new technologies and aircraft fleet modernization managing to achieve carbon efficiency gains over the years. Nevertheless, rapidly rising traffic is expected to lead the sector’s carbon footprint to double by the mid 2040s. As a result, in 2016, 192 states decided to implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). When implemented, it will be the largest regulatory carbon market to date in terms of geographic coverage and amount of emission units to be offset. CCG experts have been involved in the development of the scheme and have been assisting countries and companies on various aspects related to CORSIA. Through the conference, attendants will learn essential information such as how CORSIA will work, what the estimated market size is and which emission reduction projects can qualify.

- Sustainable Aviation Fuels industry in Canada: Past, Present and Future

We believe that the environmental challenges faced by the air transport sector can only be surmounted by a shared vision amongst industry, government, academia, and society, where collaborative work is key to accelerate the production and integration of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in the aviation sector’s regular operations. This conference aims to summarize what was done over the last years in Canada to encourage the development of SAF. And based on our lessons learned, how GARDN is envisioning to create a shared vision, engage a wide variety of stakeholders across Canada, and help the SAF community to better coordinate innovation and business efforts to decarbonize air travel?

- The Environment: An Innovation Driver for Aerospace

New trends are influencing the Aerospace Industry as Aviation commits to stringent objectives for the reduction of carbon emissions, noise reduction and recycling and recovering components of end-of-life. Eco-design is about reducing aviation environmental impact at the design phase, considering the full lifecycle of the product. The C SERIES, now Airbus A220, a clean-sheet design is a good example of Eco-design and provides lower noise and a 20% reduction in carbon emissions compared to other aircraft currently in production. Bombardier published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the Cseries, a first in the aerospace industry. The presentation will discuss the steps required to publish an EPD, including performing the life cycle analysis of the aircraft (LCA) and developing and publishing the Product Category Rules (PCR) for the aircraft type.