The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) organized a conference aimed at strengthening exchanges with academia on R&I topics that could, in the near future, change the world of aviation, contribute to the development of European industry, and address new regulatory challenges for aviation authorities. The conference was held in Cologne, Germany, on 23 and 24 March and brought together PhD students and other academic representatives with EASA experts and stakeholders, government and European research institutions.
Three PhD students from the GLOBC team were invited to the conference to present their findings on the impact of climate change on aviation (ICCA), an active research topic at CERFACS and one of EASA’s most important concerns. Victoria Gallardo (4th year) and Suzanne Salles (2nd year) study the impact of rising temperatures on aircraft take-off, whereas Mohamed Foudad (3rd year) focuses on the impact of global warming on clear-air turbulence. Suzanne Salles received the Young Doctoral Student Award for an invitation to visit EASA to work on her topic.