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Aviation Forum on Sustainability and Decarbonization

Wed, 4/6/2022 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

The Ohio State Aviation Forum on Sustainability and Decarbonization provides an opportunity for a select group of industry, government, and academic thought leaders to identify high-level challenges impeding the aviation sector from reducing its carbon footprint and implementing more sustainable practices.  By learning and sharing information, the event seeks to better define these challenges and take a first step toward designing research that would contribute potential solutions.  Desired outcomes include:

  • Deeper communication between Ohio State and its aviation partners
  • Peer-to-peer learning, especially between smaller and larger companies
  • Insights into the direction of federal efforts to promote sustainable aviation
  • Identification of university-industry collaborations to pursue federal funding
  • Support for smaller aviation companies with research needs

Informed by an Ohio State survey of key stakeholders, our first gathering will focus on:

  • Reducing carbon emissions through hybrid propulsion and aircraft electrification
  • Adopting the next generation of integrated navigation systems
  • Greening airport and ground operations
  • Promoting social justice and equity within the aviation industry

Speakers and additional details can be found in the full forum agenda.  For those arriving early, there will be a welcome dinner held the night of April 5.

Participants will also be able to engage with a cohort of student leaders from Ohio State’s aviation studies who will join the day’s discussions.

The forum will be held in-person at The Ohio State University Airport in Columbus, Ohio.  Registration is free and invite-only.  Please click here to register by April 1.

This program complements a student-led Ohio Air Mobility Symposium on April 7-8.  Participants are encouraged to make the most of your visit to Columbus by registering for this event as well.

The Ohio State Aviation Forum on Sustainability and Decarbonization is co-hosted by the:

Aerospace Research Center

Center for Automotive Research

Center for Aviation Studies

College of Engineering

Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge

The Ohio State University Airport

SIM Center

Sustainability Institute

Please contact Josh Knights at if you have questions or need assistance.