City’s drive towards Accelerated Sustainable Aviation (ASA), will involve closer collaboration with Dassault Systèmes.

By Mr John Stevenson(Senior Communications Officer), Published


Professor Richard Curran was a featured presenter at the Roundtable on ‘Skills for a Sustainable Future’, staged by Dassault Systèmes on 22nd July 2022 at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Chaired by Séverine Trouillet, Public Sector & Education Director at Dassault Systèmes (Northern Europe), the Roundtable brought together aviation and aerospace academics, selected students and technology leaders to explore the skills needs of the aviation and aerospace sector for the future. The discussions were centred on Vision and NetZero; Implementation and Youth, and Changing The Future.

Professor Curran, City’s Head of Aviation Management, has led on a long-term relationship with Dassault Systèmes as part of the University’s drive towards Accelerated Sustainable Aviation (ASA), a truly unique collaboration that is now already bearing fruit.

City’s Aviation Management collaboration has three goals:

  • Accelerating sustainable aviation and minimizing all environmental and climate effects;
  • Exploiting simulation and virtual/augmented/haptic reality technologies to empower research and pioneering steps forward;
  • Educating and developing our students, industry, academia, and all stakeholders as the future saviors of a sustainable, safe and sensible world.


Professor Curran is delighted with progress made so far:

We welcome and embrace national and international collaboration opportunities and we have an open policy to use City’s impressive labs, simulators, facilities, computing capacity, models and methodological approaches. The deep, open and inclusive interaction with Dassault Systèmes presents an amazing moment for us to partner across City to work inclusively to establish Accelerated Sustainable Aviation.


City showcased its course offerings at its stand during the biennial Farnborough International Airshow, a trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries, where civilian and military aircraft and associated technologies are demonstrated to potential customers and investors.

Since its first show in 1948, Farnborough has seen the debut of many famous planes, including the Vickers VC10, Concorde, the Eurofighter and the Airbus A380.

To watch a brief interview of Professor Curran being interviewed by Dassault Systèmes’ Asha Sumputh, please visit this weblink.

(Photo of fighter jet formation courtesy Dr Chetan Jagadeesh)


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