5th International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change

Organizer: David W. Zingg


The 5th UTIAS International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change will be held on May 18-20, 2016, at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The workshop aims to stimulate dialogue among academia, government, and industry toward finding technological solutions to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from aviation.

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


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

Click here to access .zip file with all presentations - Updated 2016.07.15

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 18
09:30 10:00 David Zingg UTIAS Opening Remarks
10:00 11:00 John Green Aircraft Research Association CO2: the ICAO Metric, the ICAO Standard and the Future Outlook
11:00 11:30 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 The European-China initiative "Manipulation of Reynolds Stess for Drag Reduction and Separation Control (MARS) : Control of separation on NACA profile and backward Facing Step
12:30 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 14:00 Jimmy Kenyon Pratt & Whitney Reducing Aviation’s CO2 Impact (not available for distribution)
14:00 14:30 Jeff Cramer Lockheed Martin Hybrid Wing Body Aircraft for Fuel Efficient Air Transport Operations
14:30 15:00 Cynthia Ginestra Shell Reduced Emissions via Synthesized Aromatic Kerosene
15:00 15:30 BREAK
15:30 16:00 Brian Yutko Aurora Flight Sciences The Ultra-Efficient D8 Aircraft and Innovation in Commercial Aviation
16:00 17:30 ROUNDTABLE
17:30 19:30 RECEPTION


Thursday, May 19
09:30 10:30 Faye Collier NASA Second Keynote: Status of the Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project
13:00 11:00 Joyce Penner Michigan Forcing Associated with Contrail Dehydration and Soot Emissions in a Global Climate Model
11:00 11:30 BREAK
11:30 12:00 Jim Hileman FAA FAA Environment and Energy Research Update
12:00 12:30 Sid Banerjee Bombardier Aerospace Environmentally Focused Aircraft: Regional Aircraft Study
12:30 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 14:00 Hamza Abo El Ella NRC Towards a Lighter Engine for Improved Aircraft Fuel Efficiency – Collaborative Research on Engine Weight Reduction Technologies
14:00 14:30 Aidan O'Sullivan University College London Aviation Integrated Modelling Open Source (AIMOS)
14:30 15:00 Peter Iosifidis Lockheed-Martin Supersonic Commercial Aircraft
15:00 15:30 BREAK
15:30 16:00 Volker Grewe DLR Routing options to reduce aviation’s climate impact
16:00 17:30 ROUNDTABLE
18:30 Dinner at Terra Restaurant


Friday, May 20
09:30 10:30 Dimitri Mavris Georgia Institute of Technology System and Fleet level Environmental Assessments for N+2 Technologies
13:00 11:00 Russell Stratton Pratt & Whitney Canada Aircraft Engine Sustainability: Life Cycle Environmental Impact Reduction
11:00 11:30 BREAK
11:30 12:00 Arne Stuermer DLR DLR Contributions to the Development of Engine-Airframe Integration Concepts for Environmentally Acceptable and Economically Viable Transport Aircraft
12:00 12:30 David Hall MIT Boundary Layer Ingestion (BLI) Propulsion – Benefit, Challenges, and Opportunities
12:30 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 14:00 Stephen Rolston Airbus Improving Aircraft Environmental Performance: Example Technologies and Associated Multi-Disciplinary Challenges
14:00 14:30 Nateri Madavan NASA A NASA Perspective on Electric Propulsion Technologies for Future Generations of Commercial Aircraft
14:30 15:00 David Zingg UTIAS The Lifting Fuselage Aircraft Configuration
15:00 15:30 David Zingg UTIAS 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. The shuttle bus will depart from Novotel North York at 8:40am each morning. 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.