Sustainable development

Meeting the major environmental challenges of air transport by combining disciplines of science with operational expertise.

For it to be sustainable, the development of air transport must fulfil the needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to fulfil theirs. Therefore, this research concerns just as well the technical problems as it does the economic, regulatory, or social concerns. It is thus multidisciplinary by definition. The objective of the program is to combine the various scientific disciplines represented by the research teams at the ENAC to become a European reference for research on air transport sustainable development.

Applications and projects

  • The comprehension and modelisation of the door-to-door, multimodal voyage experience of the air traveller.  (e.g. Project MetaCDM, FP7, 2012-2015, concept based on the information exchange with the passenger)  
  • The effects of new environmental policies or technological innovations on the strategies of stakeholders and the levels of pollution associated with their activities. (e.g. project NECTAR, DGAC, 2015-2018, impact of the introduction of innovative airplanes ; project PIPAA-HYPORT, BPI France, 2017-2022, Impact of the introduction of hydrogen at airport)
  • The challenges and economic impact of the liberalisation of air transport (e.g. project ASEAN, 2014-2016, economic impact of liberalisation in ASEAN)


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