International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change

The primary focus of this workshop is on technological and scientific issues. Our goal is to bring together some of the world’s leading experts in this area in order to exchange ideas, establish research priorities, and identify opportunities for collaboration.

Participation in the workshop is by invitation only.

The primary subject areas of relevance to the workshop are:

  1. Aircraft design
  2. Engine design
  3. Alternative fuels
  4. Atmospheric science

Link to the 1st UTIAS-MITACS International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change

Link to the 2nd UTIAS-MITACS International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change

Link to the 3rd UTIAS-MITACS International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change

Link to the 4th UTIAS International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change


After the event, presentations will be added as they are received from speakers.

Some presentations may not be available for public distribution.


Wednesday, May 18 – Friday, May 20, 2016 

Presentation titles will be added as they are received.


Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

9:30-10:00       David Zingg, Director, UTIAS, Opening Remarks

10:00-11:00     First Keynote – John Green, Aircraft Research Association
CO2: the ICAO Metric, the ICAO Standard and the Future Outlook

11:00-11:30     Coffee Break

11:30-12:00     Jim Heidmann, NASA
An Overview of NASA’s Advanced Air Transport Technology Project

12:00-12:30     Jean Paul Bonnet, Universite de Poitiers –

12:30-1:30       Lunch

1:30-2:00         Jimmy Kenyon, Pratt & Whitney

2:00-2:30         Jeff Cramer, Lockheed-Martin

2:30-3:00         Cynthia Ginestra, Shell

3:00-3:30         Coffee Break

3:30-4:00         John Tylko, Aurora Flight Sciences

4:00-5:30         Roundtable

5:30-7:30         Reception



Thursday, May 19th, 2016

9:30-10:30       Second Keynote – Fay Collier, NASA –

10:30-11:00     Joyce Penner, Michigan
Forcing Associated with Contrail Dehydration and Soot Emissions in a Global Climate Model

11:00-11:30      Coffee Break

11:30-12:00     Jim Hileman, FAA

12:00-12:30     Graham Potter, Bombardier Aerospace

12:30-1:30       Lunch

1:30-2:00         Hamza Abo El Ella, NRC
Towards a Lighter Engine for Improved Aircraft Fuel Efficiency –
Collaborative Research on Engine Weight Reduction Technologies

2:00-2:30         Aidan O’Sullivan, University College London

2:30-3:00         Peter Iosifidis, Lockheed-Martin

3:00-3:30         Coffee Break

3:30-4:00         Volker Grewe, DLR

4:00-5:30         Roundtable

6:30                    Dinner at Terra



Friday, May 20th, 2016

9:30-10:30       Third Keynote – Dimitri Mavris, Georgia Institute of Technology
System and Fleet level Environmental Assessments for N+2 Technologies

10:30-11:00     Russell Stratton, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Aircraft Engine Sustainability: Life Cycle Environmental Impact Reduction

11:00-11:30     Coffee Break

11:30-12:00     Arne Stuermer, DLR

12:00-12:30     David Hall, MIT

12:30-1:30       Lunch

1:30-2:00         Stephen Rolston, Airbus

2:00-2:30        Nateri Madavan, NASA
A NASA Perspective on Electric Propulsion Technologies for Future Generations of Commercial Aircraft

2:30-3:00        David Zingg, UTIAS
The Lifting Fuselage Aircraft Configuration

3:00-3:30        David Zingg – Closing Remarks

Visitor Information


Conference delegates are encouraged stay at the Novotel North York. Situated in Uptown Toronto, Novotel Toronto North York offers a modern destination that has upscale amenities, such as complimentary WiFi, a full service restaurant, and an indoor saltwater pool. The University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) has secured a corporate rate of $109* per night.

Novotel North York
3 Park Home Avenue
North York, Ontario, M2N 6L3
Tel: 416-733-2929

Check-in time is after 3:00 pm and check-out time is before 12 Noon
Parking: $17.00 with in and out privileges
Reservations: Please call Novotel directly to secure reservations, 416-733-2929 on or before April 23rd, 2016. The rooms are booked under the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.

* All rates are subject to applicable taxes
* Quoted rates are not a guaranteed for reservations made after 4:00pm on April 23rd, 2016

Transportation to and from Toronto Airport

Airport limousines/taxis can be located immediately outside any terminal at Toronto’s Pearson Airport (YYZ) on the Arrivals Level. The travel time to the hotel should be about 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

 Transportation Between Hotel and UTIAS

Transportation between Novotel and UTIAS will be provided by a shuttle bus. Renting a car is an option, but not necessary. Public transportation to UTIAS is not recommended due to the irregular schedule of the buses between the subway station and UTIAS.

 Directions to UTIAS

UTIAS is located at 4925 Dufferin Street, in the north-central section of the city of Toronto. The driving time from the hotel to UTIAS should be about 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.