The Air League and Sustainable Aviation have launched the search for implementable solutions to meet emissions targets for 2050 with the launch of the Innovators’ Global Challenge 2022 – Net Zero Aviation.
The Challenge is now open for entry to all full or part-time apprentices, sixth form, college, and university students worldwide over the age of 16. The search is on for teams and individuals to provide innovative solutions to match the pioneering days of early flight or creation of the jet engine for a sustainable, net zero future for aviation by 2050. The competition offers the winner a first prize opportunity to present your proposal at two international aviation industry sustainability conferences in Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023 plus a one-week industry engineering placement with one of the Air League’s Corporate Members, and a fully funded flying induction course to help offer an all-rounded understanding of the aviation sector.
Finalists will be provided with mentorship for proposals
Six finalists will be provided with mentorship in getting their proposal and themselves pitch ready for the final judging panel at Farnborough International Airshow on Friday 22st July 2022.
Entries are now open at here with a closing date of the 24th June 2022. The Air League challenges perceptions of aviation and aerospace and breaks down the perceived barriers of entry into the industry. The organisation was founded in 1909 at the dawn of early flight.
Partnering this innovative competition is industry body Sustainable Aviation. Programme Director Dr Andy Jefferson said: “Sustainable Aviation is proud to support the Innovators’ Global Challenge. Delivering low and zero carbon flight is one of the great, urgent challenges of our time. It will require innovation to match the pioneering days of early flight or creation of the jet engine. A sustainable, net zero future for aviation is however within our grasp, and through the efforts and ideas of young innovators around the world, we are confident that the great benefits of aviation can be secured for generations to come.”
Innovative solutions will enable “truly sustainable aviation”
Jonathon Counsell, Chair of the Judging Panel, added: “We are very excited about this challenge as there are so many potential technologies to enable our industry to achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050 so we believe this will provide a fantastic opportunity to find even more innovative solutions to enable us to achieve truly sustainable aviation.”
In addition to the Air League and Sustainable Aviation the competition is supported by the UK’s Military – RAF, Civil Aviation – IAG International Airlines Group, Department for Transport, Farnborough International, Transport and Environment amongst others.