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UC Berkeley and Groupe ADP to tackle airport sustainability with operational research

Originally reported by International Airport Review; read the full story

University of California (UC) Berkeley’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to begin researching airport sustainability issues in collaboration with Groupe ADP, an international airport operator based in Paris.

The team will look at the future of air travel, including sustainability, urban air mobility and electric aircraft.

Dr Jasenka Rakas, Deputy Director of UC Berkeley’s National Centre of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR), said, “I am very pleased to start this research project [into] one of the most sensitive and important fields for airport sustainability and civil engineering.”

Project outputs will support Groupe ADP’s environmental sustainability goals which include commitments to compensate for 100 per cent of its residual carbon emissions by 2030 and to reach complete carbon neutrality by 2050.