a research consortium dedicated to sustainable aviation

ISA relies on leading interdisciplinary teams formed around projects targeting a particular aspect of the sectoral transformation of aviation.

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INSTITUTION

Bringing together a leading research network in the heart of a major university city and aviation center, the Institute for Sustainable Aviation is a consortium of academic forces, established in November 2021, to address the current crisis in aviation and the need for scientific input on pathways to a sustainable future.

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MAINSPRING

The Institute for Sustainable Aviation holds and stimulates a comprehensive and well-balanced disciplinary mix that aims to produce knowledge on and inform decisions about the evolution of representations and uses, sustainability measures and standards, legal or regulatory levers, and socioeconomic responses, along the realizable sector’s technical decarbonization trajectory.

VISION

At the heart of the regional aeronautical metropolis, the Institute for Sustainable Aviation (ISA) aims to address the issue of aviation sustainability by implementing interdisciplinary research at the interface of social sciences and humanities, financial and industrial economics, aerospace engineering and flight operations, transport and environmental laws and regulations, energetics and atmospheric physics.

STEERING COMMITTEE

The Institute for Sustainable Aviation is a collaborative research structure, placed under the governance of eight Toulouse-based institutions (ISAE-SUPAERO, TSE, UT1C, ENAC, TBS, Météo-France, CERFACS and UT2J). Its agreement specifies the missions and operating principles of the three governance bodies of this structure: a board of directors, a steering committee and a scientific committee.

Prof. Laurent Joly

Director of the Institute for Sustainable Aviation

Holds a PhD in fluid mechanics and has been a full professor in fluid mechanics since 2002. His research interests include turbulence and mixing, with applications to wake vortices and computational fluid dynamics. As Director of ISA, he is committed to fostering interdisciplinarity and has expanded his own scientific field to include all components of aerospace engineering, with a particular interest in low-emission aircraft design and holistic systems design.

SYLVAIN BOURJADE​

Finance professor at TBS Education

SCOTT DELBECQ

Scientist at ISAE- SUPAERO

NICOLAS GOURDAIN

Professor of Aerodynamics at ISAE-SUPAERO

LAURENT GROSCLAUDE​

Head of International Aviation Law LL.M at UT1C

MARC IVALDI

Professor of Economics at TSE

JEAN- CHRISTOPHE JOUHAUD

Researcher in fluid mechanics at CERFACS

MED KECHIDI

Professor of management sciences at UT2J

ISABELLE LAPLACE

Director of the Sustainable Air Transport Research Program at ENAC

ESTELLE MALAVOLTI

Professor of Economics at ENAC,
Associate Researcher at TSE

CATHERINE MULLER

Professor of Economics at TBS Education

ÉRIC NAIM-GESBERT

Professor of Environmental Law at UT1C

JEAN-MARC OLIVIER

Professor in Aeronautical History at UT2J

MAXIME PERINI

Postdoctoral researcher in climate and global change modeling at CERFACS

MATTHIEU PLU

Research Director at METEO-FRANCE

PATRICK SÉNAC

Research Director at ENAC

BENOIT VIÉ

Research scientist, cloud and physics expert at CNRM

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

We are very pleased to pay tribute to our sponsors. Their support is essential and ISA’s research activity flourishes thanks to them. Would you like to contribute like them to the development of this research for the common good and the sustainability of air mobility?

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