EA6010E - Sustainable development of air transport

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EA6010E - Sustainable development of air transport


General objective:

After completing this module, the student will be able to :
· Present how an enterprise could define its strategy on Corporate Social Responsibility and on Sustainable development
· Understand various incidences affecting environment, aircraft design, airspace design and operation (flight and ground).
· Have a good vision of regulation in place and the regulation in preparation ( global and/or local)
How to decrease industry pollutions and how to master nuisances.

Detailed objectives:

After completing this module, the student will be able to :
· Define a strategy on CSR and sustainable development: definition of stakeholders chart, ethic principle, governance, internal and external communication, extra financial reporting, NGO and notation agencies roles...
· Get an overview on the international standards ISO 14001 and 26000.
· Know the different international bodies involved in sustainable development for aviation, including bodies in charge of regulation.
· Get a good acknowledge on the different sources of pollution and nuisance due to air transport industry.
· On the climate change : part of aviation on the global warming, IATA 4 pillar strategy, carbon market, present state of the ICAO negotiation on the climate change, biofuel for aviation.
· On noise in the airport vicinity: definition of the balanced approach.
· On the air quality due to the local traffic and ground operation.
· On waste and end of life of the aircraft.
· Know the different regulations in place related to the nuisance reduction (ICAO annex 16, local laws) and existing taxes, REACH regulation on the use of dangerous products.
· Get a good knowledge on the solutions in place to reduce the nuisances: Aircraft and engine manufacturer contribution, Airport contribution, Airlines contribution and Air navigation service provider contribution.
· Be informed on the new technologies in development and on the research to reduce the environmental footprint including the biofuel development.
· Be able to balance in his future professional life the different aspects between economy, people and environment in order to insure a sustainable development of the air transport industry.
· As the lecturers comes from various part of Air Transport industry ( Aircraft and engine manufacturer, airlines association, airport, ANSP) and from different countries (UK, Belgium, Switzerland , France...), the students will be able to have a huge information from different and multiple stakeholders with various visions.


  • Cours Magistraux : 21.75h
  • Travaux Pratiques : 0.25h

Form of assessment

Total assessment hours: 0.5

In brief

ECTS credits : cf Teaching Unit

Number of hours 24



  • Toulouse