2022 Aviation Innovations Airship Conference
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About the event
What is the Aviation Innovations Conference?
Time is slipping away. Governments have agreed to a 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035, but climate change is not waiting. Floods, droughts and violent storms are increasing in frequency, while the Arctic Ocean is losing its ice. Innovation is needed to cut Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, and aviation is the most difficult mode of transport to adapt. Fortunately, electric airships can drastically reduce the carbon footprint of air freight, if the world is wise enough to invest in bringing airship technology to maturity.
No one disputes that jet engine emissions are large contributors to climate change. The aviation industry is working hard to reduce their GHG emissions. Electrically-powered airplanes are being tested with batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, but significant change in the carbon footprint of fixed-wing aviation is unlikely to be achieved for many years. Aerostatic flight, by contrast, offers a straightforward and well-understood path to greener flight.
While there is a sound economic case for continued jet passenger travel, which makes face-to-face meetings possible on a global scale, no similar justification exists for cargo jets. Air cargo could be transported with electric airships to meet the needs of shippers, with zero-GHG emissions. Electric airships use less energy per tonne-kilometer because they are buoyant and require fuel only for propulsion, and they are so big that hydrogen fuel tanks can be stored easily, without compromising space for passengers or freight.
Northern Canada is an ideal place to begin electric airship cargo operations. Northern latitudes are experiencing unreliable ice roads and melting permafrost. Electric airships could transport large loads across the wild terrain more cheaply than airplanes, and with zero environmental impact. This sparsely populated area would also be acceptable for the introduction of remotely piloted airships.
Year-round cargo airship service would transform the Northern economy and improve its resilience. Food insecurity, bad housing and poverty could be banished from the indigenous communities. The mining industry would be able to gain economic access to rich mineral deposits and wind power. Wind turbine blades could be moved to remote wind farms to power mines, Arctic homes and businesses. In short, the Northern economy would become more sustainable and richer. And Canada would position itself as a pioneer in what promises to become a huge global industry, as airships transform tourism, intercontinental shipping, forestry and other industries, and free many regions of the world, from islands to landlocked poor countries in Africa to Siberia, Patagonia and the Amazon, from crippling logistical inconvenience.
Airship projects are underway in Brazil, Russia/Israel, France/China, the U.K., the U.S. and Canada. Like Rip Van Winkle, after sleeping for many decades, the airship industry has awoken, teeming with new design ideas and opportunities. The 2022 Aviation Innovations Conference brings together representatives from all segments of the aerospace and aviation supply chains. You should participate in these packed days because you are a stakeholder in this critical industry, either as an airship manufacturer, fixed base operator, logistics provider, First Nations leader, government
policymaker/regulator, academic, consultant, investor, student, or as an environmentalist.
Who should attend?
- Leaders and innovators from the mining, energy, manufacturing, distribution, aviation and aerospace sectors.
- Individuals with interest in exploring the advantages airships and associated technologies can bring to their communities.
- Representatives of Government and Industry
- Educators and students interested in airship technology (Engineering, Aerospace, Environment, Aviation, etc...)
What is ISOPolar?
Established in 2005, ISO Polar is a not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement, encouragement and education about the use of airships as a safe, economical and environmentally-friendly means of transportation.
ISO Polar serves as a clearinghouse to exchange information and to sponsor public events where new airship developments can be assessed. The organization also serves as a collective voice of the airship community to seek the cooperation and partnership with governments and supply chain participants.
For more information, visit www.isopolar.com or
- Early Bird - 2 Days$549$5490$0
- Regular - 2 Days$849$8490$0
- Hybrid Online - 2 Days$349$3490$0