Leaders from pioneering aerospace and aviation organisations, including Airbus, EasyJet, Rolls-Royce, IATA, FAA, International Airlines Group, ZeroAvia and GKN Aerospace, are included in the Sustainable Skies World Summit speaker programme.

The programme and showcase have been designed to stimulate collaboration and enable industry pioneers to leave with tangible outcomes to reach net zero targets by focusing on five key topics: sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), carbon removal, zero emissions, operational efficiency and future of flight.

Organisations showcasing their technology at the show will include Wheeltug, ACOG, Alfanar, Rise Coalition, Reaction Engines, Rolls-Royce, ZeroAvia, GKN Aerospace, NeboAir, Zuri, Aerovolt, Carbon Engineering, Skyfly and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, alongside industry supporters and sponsors, such as BAG, ADS Group, Sustainable Aviation Coalition and Saudi Airlines.

Sustaining momentum

Commenting on the importance of the event, Sustainable Skies World Summit supporter Kevin Craven, CEO, ADS Group, said: “Following a successful Farnborough International Airshow and Aerospace Global Forum in July 2022, it is critical that momentum in progressing important conversations around sustainability in aerospace and aviation is not lost.

“Sustainable Skies World Summit will unite global leaders, identify opportunities for UK businesses in areas such as sustainability and advanced air mobility, and continue industry’s important collaboration with Government.

“As the sector continues its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and trajectory to net zero by 2050, Sustainable Skies World Summit is the perfect opportunity to reinforce our industry’s ambition and showcase leading innovation in newer, greener, and fuel-efficient technologies. ADS is proud to be a partner.”

Taking place 17 and 18 April at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Sustainable Skies World Summit is free to attend.

To register for your place, visit: https://events.farnboroughinternational.org/aerospace/sustainable-skies-world-summit-2023

Speakers at the summit

  • William Walsh, Director General, International Air Transport Association
  • Jimmy Samartzis, CEO, LanzaJet
  • Luis Gallego, CEO, International Airlines Group
  • Air Vice-Marshal, Paul H Lloyd
  • Val Miftakhov, Founder & CEO, ZeroAvia
  • Dr Mark Bentall, Head of R&T, Airbus
  • David Morgan, Chief Operating Officer, easyJet
  • Kerissa Khan, President Elect 2022-23, Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Jonathon Counsell, Group Head of Sustainability, International Airlines Group
  • Dr Marc Stettler, Reader in Transport and the Environment, Imperial College London
  • Matt Finch, UK Policy Manager, Transport & Environment (T&E)
  • Paul Hutton, CEO, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions
  • Adam Durant, CEO, Satavia
  • Amy Ruddock, VP Europe and Middle East, Carbon Engineering
  • Lirio Liu, Executive Director of Aircraft Certification, FAA
  • Marie Owens Thomsen, SVP Sustainability and Chief Economist, IATA
  • Rodrigo Silva e Souza, VP Marketing, Embraer
  • Tom Grundy, Chief Executive Officer, Hybrid Air Vehicles
  • Sir Stephen Hillier, Chair, CAA
  • Arvind Balan, Chief Financial Officer, Board Director, Leader, Civil Aerospace Rolls Royce
  • Toby Gibbs, Chair Sustainability Working Group, British Aviation Group
  • David Hyde, Aerospace Projects Lead, World Economic Forum
  • Alexandre de Joybert, Sustainability Director, Airports Council International Europe
  • Matt Gorman, Chair, Sustainable Aviation Coalition
  • Ingrid Holmes, Executive Director, Green Finance Institute
  • Laurence Wildgoose, Assistant Administrator for Policy, International Affairs, and Environment, FAA
  • Mike Kane, Shadow Aviation Minister, UK Government
  • Daniel Ng, Chief Sustainability Officer, CAAS
  • Carrie Harris, Director of Sustainability, BA
  • Pippa Bailey, Head of the climate change & sustainability practice, Ipsos Mori
  • Rachel Gardner-Poole, Chief Operating Officer, Connected Places Catapult

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