Conference – What new energies for tomorrow’s aviation? May 16th

What new energies for tomorrow's aviation


The aviation industry is facing a major challenge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and achieve net-zero carbon by 2050. To meet this goal, new and sustainable sources of energy are needed to power the future of flight.

In this conference, you will learn about the latest developments and innovations in alternative aviation fuels, such as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), hydrogen, and electricity.

You will also hear from leading experts and stakeholders who will share their insights and experiences on how to overcome the technical, economic, and regulatory barriers to the adoption and deployment of these new energies for tomorrow’s aviation.

When? May 16th, from 6.30 To 10.30 PM

Where? Air Formation, 14 Av. Escadrille Normandie Niemen, 31700 Blagnac

Speakers: TSE, Turkish Airlines, Lhyfe

Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier airline of the Republic of Türkiye, has taken its place among the largest airline companies in the world with its rapid growth trend since its foundation in 1933, with the objective of carrying out domestic and international passenger and cargo air transportation activities. As the airline that flies to more countries than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines currently has a network of 370 destinations in 130 countries with its 454 aircraft fleet.
This huge network and operations make efficient energy practices inevitable. The company is at the forefront of embracing new energies to propel the aviation industry towards sustainability. With a commitment to reducing carbon emissions and embracing cleaner technologies, the airline is actively exploring innovative solutions.

The speaker Mehmet Asik, Turkish Airlines Toulouse and Bordeaux offices Director  will give us a picture of new aviation energies within the Airline.
Mehmet Aşık is experienced with ten years in aviation and two years in banking. With six and half years dedicated to working in Africa and one and half years in France, Mehmet has honed his skills in management, sales&marketing and operations in aviation. He holds an MBA degree and a Bachelor’s in Public Administration, leveraging his multidisciplinary education to drive success in his career. As a sales manager for two years then a director since 2018, Mehmet’s leadership, integrity, and commitment to excellence continue to drive his professional journey.

We are pleased to receive also Frédéric Naudi Key Account Manager Industry at Lhyfe.
He will make a presentation of Lhyfe, independent European producer of green and renewable hydrogen, the benefits of green and renewable hydrogen in aviation, for what uses and in what form.

Lhyfe is a European group dedicated to the energy transition, producer and supplier of green and renewable hydrogen. Its production sites and portfolio of projects aim to provide access to green, renewable hydrogen in industrial quantities, and to enter a virtuous energy model enabling the decarbonization of entire sectors of industry and mobility.

In 2021, Lhyfe inaugurated the world’s 1st industrial green hydrogen production site directly connected to a wind farm. In 2022, the company inaugurated the world’s 1st pilot platform for the production of green hydrogen at sea. In 2023, it inaugurated its second and third sites, and has several sites under construction or extension across Europe.

Lhyfe is present in 12 European countries and had 195 employees at the end of December 2023. The company is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange.

Throughout his career in industry (Bertin Energie Process Environnement, now Naldeo Technologies et Industries, Linde France, Burton Corblin…), Frédéric Naudi has specialized in innovation and supporting major industrial projects towards the energy transition. The use of green hydrogen to decarbonize industry and mobility is a subject he has been following for several years, and for which he joined Lhyfe in 2023.

Aviation faces a major environmental challenge since it is four times as polluting as a high-speed rail in emissions per seat-km over short-haul routes, it accounts for 3% of global CO2 emissions, it has an additional climatic impact via the release of nitrogen oxides, water vapour, and sulphate and soot particles at high altitudes. While aviation has become more and more fuel-efficient overtime, it is the fastest-growing sources of GHG because of the growth of demand.
With respect to the urgency of fighting climate changes, technological solutions are yet far away, and in any cases require large investment which need to be financed.
Only economic measures to fight GHG emissions are available in the short and medium run. There are a wide set of policies ranging from restricting the number of flights (bans, curfew) to market-based measures that will rise the costs of airlines and passengers. What are their relative efficiency and effectiveness for the defense of the common good?
This will be presented by Marc IVALDI.

Marc Ivaldi is Professor of Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). He is President of the French Association of Transport Economics (AFET) and Conference Director of the World Conference on Transport Research 2026. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Institute for Sustainable Aviation (ISA) and member of the Scientific Committee of the Société des Grands Projets (SGP). He is an expert in the use of empirical and quantitative methods for competition and regulation policy and has advised firms as well as public authorities on a wide range of issues in industrial organization. Much of his research work has been devoted to the analysis of network and transport service industries. He holds a PhD in Economics of the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Economics of the Université des Sciences Sociales of Toulouse.

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