Transition towards sustainable aviation: need for new tools to gain insights?

Geert Boosten, J.A. Stoop

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The development of sustainable aviation turns out to be a 30 year transition process. How to manage this transition process is a crucial for the change and success of the aviation sector in future. The foreseen solutions are mostly driven by technological innovation and improvements of procedures and regulations. The question is if these tools are sufficient to manage the innovation of an entire sector with 100 years legacy or are changes in business models, societal values and human behaviour part of the instrument mix aviation can use? New or adapted innovation models and tools are needed to use the full mix of instruments. The article explores the use of a modified Cyclic Innovation Model which is developed by researchers of TU Delft. The development of Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and the outlook for its next 100 years is used as a case to understand the complexity of sustainable airport development.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Event58th ESReDA seminar: : Using knowledge to manage risks and threats–practices and challenges - Online
Duration: 15 Jun 202116 Jun 2021


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