Wednesday webinar at one: Green aviation – The future of aviation in a decarbonising world

Wednesday 16 February 2022 | 13:00 - 13:40 | Webinar

This session is brought to you by the CFA UK’s Climate Change working group

Aviation is in the spotlight for its environmental impact. It contributes c2% of global CO2 emissions and has committed to halving these by 2050 vs. 2005 levels. Airlines and OEMs will need to increase investment significantly over the next decades to drive decarbonisation via sustainable aviation fuels, hydrogen and new technologies.

In this webinar, we invite Chris Gear, FlyZero Project Director to discuss the path to zero-carbon emissions commercial aviation by 2030.

Where recordings are made, these are a member benefit that are accessed through the member-only platform, CFA UK Discover.


Registration: 12:55

Event: 13:00 - 13:40

CPD Points: 0.75


Chris Gear, Project Director, FlyZero

Chris Gear has a wealth of experience in the aerospace industry, having led major strategic projects, including in the areas of disruptive and novel technologies. He was Chief Technology Officer for GKN Aerospace from 2014 to 2019, which included running the global technology department for the engineering group. Prior to that, as Vice President & Chief Engineer of GKN Aerospace, Chris led the engineering and technology team with a £20m budget and 500 engineers globally.

Chris began his career as a graduate apprentice with Dowty Group Services, before taking on engineering and management roles within the industry. His experience covers many facets of the FlyZero programme, from design and research to manufacturing process development, operational costs, product strategies and airworthiness.

He graduated from Cranfield Institute of Technology with an MSc in aircraft design and is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a visiting professor for Bath University with the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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