Zero Emission Flight Infrastructure Showcase

29 March 2022


DATE: 29 March, 2022

LOCATION: Urban Innovation Centre, Farringdon, London (by invitation only) & Hopin

START TIME: 9:00 am END TIME: 5:00 pm

Preparing airports for zero emission aircraft 

“As the first major economy in the world to commit to net-zero by 2050, we are leading the charge to cut aviation emissions through the Jet Zero Council.” Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps MP 

Airport infrastructure must rapidly evolve to enable net-zero aviation by 2050 and ensure the UK leads in zero emission aviation systems.  

This event supports the overarching goal of decarbonisation of the UK aviation sector and will showcase the findings, roadmap and demonstrations conducted through the Zero Emission Flight Infrastructure project and the Zero Emissions Infrastructure Transport Research Innovation Grant (TRIG: ZEF) which the Department for Transport (DfT) has commissioned the Connected Places Catapult to undertake.  

Join us on Tuesday 29th March to:  

  • Explore the challenges and most innovative solutions to zero emission flight infrastructure  
  • Understand the impact and requirements for introducing hydrogen and battery powered aircraft into airports 
  •  Discuss the roadmap for the integration and implementation of hydrogen fuels within airports 
  • Develop a greater understanding of current aviation policy and standards for the handling of hydrogen fuels and electric power at airports 
  • Clarify the actions and investments airports will need to make to incorporate hydrogen into their daily operations 


Robert Courts MP

Minister for Aviation, Maritime and Security

Department for Transport

Sarah Sharples

Chief Scientific Adviser

Department for Transport

Rachel Gardner-Poole

Chief Operating Officer

Connected Places Catapult

Holly Greig

Deputy Director Aviation Decarbonisation

Department for Transport

Nick Chism

Non-Executive Director

Connected Places Catapult

Derek Provan

Chief Executive Officer

AGS Airports Ltd

Katy Milne

Head of Industrial Strategy


Dave Lees

Chief Executive Officer

Bristol Airport

Dr Ruth Mallors-Ray OBE


RMR Consultants

Bronwen Jones

Director of Development

Gatwick Airport

Arnab Chatterjee

VP Infrastructure

Zero Avia

Jason Fowler


British Aviation Group

Graham Bolton

Global Aviation Practice Leader

Mott MacDonald

Nick Fleming

Head of sector transport and mobility


Mark Aizlewood

Aviation Sustainability Team Lead

Connected Places Catapult

Rebecca Goulding

SME Development Programme Lead

Connected Places Catapult

Max Brown

VP Technology

GKN Aerospace

Sam Markey

Ecosystem Director for Place Leadership

Connected Places Catapult

David Mitchell

Head of Client Delivery

UK Power Networks Services