Sustainability in the Era of COVID-19

May 7, 2020
11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST

The aviation industry’s efforts to improve sustainability have been put on the back burner as the COVID-19 crisis has forced airlines and commercial aircraft manufacturers to focus on survivability. How will the crisis set back electric propulsion and other efforts to lower aviation’s contribution to climate change? Will accelerated retirements of older, less efficient aircraft help offset those delays? And should governments be mandating cleaner and quieter airplanes in exchange for billions of dollars in economic aid to the industry?

Industry experts from Airlines for America and the International Council on Clean Transportation join Aviation Week editors to discuss what aviation leaders should be thinking about now to be positioned for a greener future when the industry recovers.

Moderated by Joe Anselmo, Editorial Director, Aviation Week Network

Dr. Daniel Rutherford, Aviation Program Director, International Council on Clean Transportation

Nancy Young, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Airlines For America

Graham Warwick, Executive Editor, Technology, Aviation Week Network

Helen Massy-Beresford, Airline Editor and Paris Bureau Chief, Aviation Week Network