COMMERCIAL AVIATION accounts for about 2% of global carbon emissions, while about 12% of all CO2 emissions come from the transportation sector. Within these figures, business and general aviation (B/GA) are accounted for, but it has always been a challenge to calibrate just how much these sub-sectors contribute globally versus the scheduled commercial sector.
Where are we in terms of Sustainable Aviation?
Dr. Anita Sengupta is an aerospace engineer, educator, instrument rated pilot, rocket scientist, and veteran of the space program. She has developed technologies that have enabled the exploration of Mars and deep space for 20 years. She is currently a Research Professor of Astronautics at the University of Southern California focused on green transport and in space propulsion technology development. She is also an aviation entrepreneur, as founder of Hydroplane, co-founder of ASX, and on the board of NCTAR.
Roberto Sabatini is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation at RMIT University (Australia) specialising in Avionics, Air Traffic Management and Autonomous/Intelligent Systems for Aerospace and Defence applications. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Cyber-Physical and Autonomous Systems Group, Deputy Director (Aerospace) of the Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre, and Director of the Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Laboratory at RMIT University. Professor Sabatini is a Fellow and Executive Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and Fellow the Royal Institute of Navigation. In addition to his primary faculty duties, Professor Sabatini is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and Vice-Chair of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) Avionics Systems Panel. Furthermore, he serves as editorial board member for various journals, including Progress in Aerospace Sciences, the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Aerospace Science and Technology, and the Journal of Navigation.