Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 9:00 to 11:30 EDT
Clean energies are key to enable the decarbonisation of aviation. Clean energy production, transport and storage are all essential aspects to meet aviation needs. A range of clean energy types of fuels are being considered today by the aviation community, including ''drop-in'' aviation fuels, relying mostly on already existing fuel infrastructure at airports, and ''non drop-in'' aviation fuels, that would require new types of infrastructures. The development of suitable infrastructure at airports is therefore essential for the supply of alternative fuels. These infrastructures must also guarantee similar safety levels as for conventional jet fuels. In addition, to initiate a global aviation transition, developing a global network of infrastructures is crucial in order to allow the supply of new fuels in as many airports as possible.
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Speakers and presentations
Andrew Giacini currently serves as Skyports’ Regulatory Affairs Lead for the Americas. In this role he contributes to Federal and industry standards-setting, policy generation, and Skyports’ adherence to Federal and local regulations in its small drone delivery business and its vertiport design, development, and operations business.
Prior to joining Skyports, Mr. Giacini served, first, as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Special Assistant for Government and Industry Affairs, and then as the Governmental Affairs and External Outreach Advisor during which time he served on the agency’s Executive Board and performed the duties of the Assistant Administrator for Government and Industry Affairs. Mr. Giacini was the principal advisor to the FAA Administrator and all FAA Lines of Business as well as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on any matters concerning Congress, industry groups, and other governmental agencies—Federal, state, and local. His work included advising the agency on the return the Boeing 737 MAX to service, the U.S. government’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. He also managed the office of Government and Industry Affairs which serves as the primary point of contact for Members of Congress and industry representatives seeking information on FAA policies and programs.
Mr. Giacini previously served as Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jason Lewis, a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Aviation Subcommittee, and before that, as Special Projects Director and Legislative Assistant to Congressman John L. Mica who had chaired the Aviation Subcommittee, the full Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and the Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets. Outside of transportation and aviation issues, Mr. Giacini also managed energy, telecommunications, natural resources, and technology policy portfolios.
Mr. Giacini holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Economics) from the University of Florida.
Dr Cristina Garcia Duffy is Head of Technology at the Aerospace Technology Institute with accountability for the sustainability strategy, bringing together UK industry and government to address the environmental impact of the aviation industry. This includes the development of international relationships to progress towards zero net carbon aviation.
Cristina also leads the development of the UK National Aerospace Technology Strategy, which determines the priorities for government investment in aerospace research & technology (in the order of £150M PA). Over the past 6 years, several editions of the strategy have successfully shaped the future direction of the sector.
Prior to joining the ATI in 2014, Cristina held management positions at Leonardo Helicopters including responsibility for the Company’s UK Advanced Rotorcraft Centres. She also was in the leadership team of Project Zero, which delivered the world’s first electric autonomous tilt-rotor demonstrator aircraft.
Cristina holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an MSc and BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Saint Louis University, both in the USA.
Dr. M. Muthukrishnan, Head - EHS & Sustainability – Airport Sector, GMR GROUP, having more than 16 years of experience in EHS & Sustainability Management. He is a Chemical Engineer and have done Doctorate in Chemical Engineering in the stream of Separation Technology at IIT Delhi, India and alumnus of IIM Kozhikode, India.
Currently acting as Chair of Airport Council International (ACI) Asia Pacific Region – Environment Committee and member of CII Green Building Council, India and Aeronautical Society of India. He is a certified Course Developer of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and ICAO Safety Management System Professional. Also developed International training program on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and Operation of Airport Infrastructure for ICAO and acting as a Subject Matter Expert (SEM) for Environment Protection and Sustainability development for GMR Airports.
He has written various international publications and books on environment & membrane technology. His leadership focuses are Sustainability Development, Climate Change Mitigations, Green Buildings Development, Conservation Programs, Policy Advocacy and Regularly Enhancements and Awareness creation and Team Development.