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Sustainable Aviation and Green Innovation

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  • Date: 23 Mar 2023
  • Location: Instructor Led

Sustainable Aviation and Green Innovation

Module Fee €1236

Aviation Skillnet Fee: €865


Sustainable Aviation and Green Innovation 


Aviation’s environmental externalities need to be managed. The module aims to provide students with the knowledge and background to develop strategies and solutions for aviation to become more sustainable.

Emphasis is placed on innovative technologies and practices across the sector, like Sustainable Aviation Fuels, aircraft technology, Air traffic control procedures and airspace optimisation.

This module will focus on environmental economics and their application to aviation. It will elaborate on Local Air Quality, Noise Pollution and Climate Change.  The cost of green technologies will be covered, along with the implementation complexity. The criticism of various measures, like biofuels, batteries, carbon capture and storage are central for this module along with the trafe-offs of the various environmental actions.


Having completed this module students will be able to:

– Assess environmental policies and practices in terms of effectiveness, efficiency and feasibility

– Develop strategies for aviation to mitigate externalities, but also adapt to phenomena like climate change impacts

– Develop a critical understanding of how technology can enhance sustainability and its associated challenges, applying this to an organisational context

– Explore green solutions as a whole and evaluate which solution is appropriate for the short, mid and long term per sector of the aviation industry

The Sustainable Aviation and Green Innovation module can be taken as a stand-alone module or as the third of 4 modules to gain the Graduate Certificate in Aviation Sustainability, Leadership & Innovation 

The Graduate Certificate in Aviation Sustainability, Leadership & Innovation provides eligibility to move forward to Year 2 of MSc in Aviation Leadership


7.5 ECTS on completion of a module

30 ECTS on completion of Certificate


For more information on the programme or to register your interest please click here

 Please contact annette@icbe.ie  for queries regarding Aviation Skillnet funding