Funded by the Occitanie Region, the Institute for Sustainable Aviation is stepping up its development and is delighted to welcome Paco VIRY for a thesis entitled "Integrated sectoral modeling of aviation: advanced system approach and resolution of local interactions".

Paco is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Paris School of Economics. He joins us after a year in charge of technical and economic studies for the Safran group’s strategy department.  He also completed a short contract at Carbone 4 this year to support the development of the IRIS initiative, which aims at prospective and quantitative analysis of climate and resource availability issues (all sectors).

Passionate about the challenges of socio-economic transition towards a sustainable society, his background and motivation make him an ideal candidate to suggest and develop qualitative modeling leaps within the AeroMAPS toolbox, currently being developed at ISAE-SUPAERO. This platform, which aims to become a truly sector-specific Integrated Assessment Model (IAM), lies at the heart of the Institute for Sustainable Aviation’s interdisciplinary approach.

After mapping the civil aviation ecosystem and its internal and external interactions (energy, tourism, etc.), Paco will focus on the representation of key economic and regulatory mechanisms (rebound effect, market equilibrium, environmental taxation). He will also contribute to the methodological developments of AeroMAPS (multi-fidelity, optimization, quantification of uncertainties), which will ultimately renew the angle of exploration of varied scenarios for the aviation of the future.

This ambitious project has brought together a number of colleagues from ISAE-SUPAERO, ENAC and Toulouse Business School.