The National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation features experts from across Canada converging at the UTIAS Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation (CRSA) to discuss the future of environmentally friendly aircraft.
Since developing environmentally sustainable airplanes requires a very wide spectrum of expertise, a broad array of academics and industrial practitioners is invited to speak on their subjects of specialisation. It is important to note that many experts work on fields related to sustainable aviation, though it may not be their primary focus. For example, many engineers work in the area of composite materials. While they may not view themselves as working on sustainable aviation, their expertise is necessary for making airplanes lighter: this is essential for improving the environmental performance of aircraft.
The diversity of expertise relevant to sustainable aviation exhibited at the colloquium complements the in-depth and themed focus of the annual Summer School on Sustainable Aviation, which will be held June 14 – 15, 2017. On even numbered years, the National Colloquium has an international equivalent, the International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change.