This week, the Estonian Aviation Academy was admitted
as a member of the Alliance for Zero-Emission Aviation (AZEA), an initiative of
the European Commission. Membership will broaden the Academy’s opportunities
for international cooperation and offers a possibility to engage top-quality
professionals in the process of preparing for the introduction of climate
neutral and zero-emission aircraft in Estonia.
Zero-emission aviation impacts
the infrastructure of airports, the structure of aircraft and business models
of aviation enterprises. Within the framework of the Alliance, different
working groups will start their work with a view to mapping challenges posed by
the introduction of zero-emission aircraft and providing practical solutions
needed to overcome them.
"Becoming a member of the
Alliance enhances the credibility of the Estonian Aviation Academy as a centre
of competence for future aviation and offers new prospects for international
cooperation in research and development in the field of zero-emission
aviation,” said Maiken Kull, Vice Rector for Development at the Academy.
“The city of Tartu along with
Tartu Science Park and the Association of Municipalities of Tartu County
launched the ZeroEst carbon neutrality development centre to develop a climate
neutral aviation ecosystem and open a test centre in the region of Tartu. Admission of the Estonian Aviation Academy to
the AZEA is a significant step in progressing towards these aims,” added Raimond Tamm, Deputy Mayor of Tartu.
The Alliance for Zero-Emission
Aviation is an initiative of the European Commission, which is open to private
and public sector organisations who share the objective to prepare the entry
into commercial service of hydrogen-powered and electric aircraft. From
Estonia, also SKYCORP and the Nordic Aviation Group have joined the
Further information on the
activities of the AZEA can be found here.
Vice Rector for Development
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