Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre of Applied Research Technology

The 4th Aviation Sustainability Symposium


Amsterdam, 6th June 2019

This year again, the students of the graduation track Sustainability have organised the 4th Sustainability Symposium. The purpose of this event is to bring aviation students and professionals together in order to find more solutions for a more sustainable aviation industry during an interactive afternoon full of discussions. The main theme of this year will be the Dutch Aviation action plan “Smart and Sustainable”.

“Smart and Sustainable” contains seven topics which will help to make the Dutch Aviation sector more sustainable. The topics are:

  • Optimizing flight routes and procedures
  • Stimulating the use of cleaner aircraft via airport charges
  • Introducing sustainable fuel
  • Radical fleet renewal
  • Deploying international train service and other sustainable means of transportation over short distances
  • Emission-free airports
  • A fast and efficient journey to and from the airport

Do you want to make a change? You are more than welcome to join us on Thursday, 6th of June 2019 on the Sustainability Symposium! The planning of the afternoon is as follows:

Time Event
12:30 - 13:00 Walk in
13:00 - 13:45 Opening
13:45 - 14:00 Presentation 1
14:00 - 14:15 Presentation 2
14:15 - 14:55 Discussion in small groups
14:55 - 15:10 Plenary discussion
15:10 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 15:45 Presentation 3
15:45 - 16:00 Presentation 4
16:00 - 16:40 Plenary discussion
16:40 - 17:00 Closing
17:00 - 18:00 Networking drinks

The afternoon will start with our keynotespeaker from the Dutch Aviation note “Luchtvaartnota 2050”. The following topics will be discussed during the presentations:

  1. Optimizing flight routes and procedures
  2. Deploying international train service and other sustainable means of transport over short distances
  3. Introducing sustainable fuel
  4. Stimulating the use of cleaner aircraft via airport charges

After two presentations, everyone will be participating in smaller group discussions about the topics, consisting of a brainstorm session about new and innovative solutions to reduce the carbon footprint. After the smaller group discussions, all participants will return to conclude their findings in one large group discussion, which will be linked to the Aviation Game Week early in September.

The goal of this symposium is not only to have new insights, but also to create more awareness in the Dutch Aviation Industry about the effects on aviation operations on the environment. We will end the symposium with a drink which creates the opportunity for the different stakeholders and students to network.

We would like to invite you to the Aviation Sustainability Symposium organized by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Only by working together, we can make a change!

For more information or questions, please send an email to sustainableaviation@hva.nl

Published by  Faculty of Technology 27 May 2019


Start date 06 Jun 2019


13:00 - 17:00