Ian Jopson

Director Sustainability


Ian has more than 25 years’ experience in the sphere of environmental aviation issues in Europe and beyond, working for the UK Civil Aviation Authority and an independent consultancy. He is currently Sustainability Director at NATS. Ian was part of the environmental research team in the Single European Sky ATM Research programme (SESAR). He is a member of the Council of the UK Sustainable Aviation coalition focused on cleaner quieter smarter flying and a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society's Greener by Design Steering Group. Ian advises the UK state member of ICAO's Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection and works with ICAO's Operations environmental working group.


Aerospace 2050

13 November 2023 | 14:05 - 14:25 | Presentation: Modifying flight paths to reduce contrails and emissions

According to Eurocontrol , two thirds of aviation’s climate change impact is reported to come from aircraft non-CO2 emissions. Assess how changes to flight path will maximise environmental benefits whilst minimising the impact on aircraft operators in terms of fuel burn.

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