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For several years now, ISAE-SUPAERO has been working with major players in the aviation industry to find suitable solutions to the current issues of the ecological transition. With the help of the ISAE-SUPAERO Foundation, several training and research Chairs have been created to work on new air transport concepts and to propose innovative solutions to reduce their ecological impact.
Spotlight on the green Chairs at ISAE-SUPAERO.

Daher, Airbus et Safran s’associent pour développer EcoPulse™


The CEDAR Chair, launched with AIRBUS in 2013 and renewed in 2019, seeks answers to environmental questions in the aviation sector.
The purpose of this Chair is to define breakthrough concepts in air transport by including innovative technologies starting in the aircraft’s design phase. The Chair’s main orientations include a more general environmental engineering approach and mainly contribute to increasing awareness and training future aeronautical engineers in sustainable development for the air transport sector.
The Chair notably offers an Environmental Engineering Certificate for students at the end of their third year. This is a hot topic as there is ever greater awareness of the need to reduce our carbon impact, notably in the aeronautical sector. One of the priorities of the Chair’s Research component consists in proposing technological developments that will contribute to implementing air transport solutions reducing our ecological footprint.


The AEGIS Chair, developed with SAFRAN since 2016, is organized around a research program on innovative concepts in propulsive architecture to equip the next generations of aircraft.
The Chair’s action is aimed at reducing our environmental footprint by decreasing the amount of polluting waste and noise emissions produced by aeronautical propulsion. It works on new formulas for integrating engines and the airframe. On an economic level, fuel consumption is a key concerns, but operability, maintenance, and missions are also taken into account.


The ISAAR Chair, created with DAHER in 2019, focuses on carrying out research on the design and certification of light aircraft using hybrid electric propulsion.
This Chair’s research is organized along three main lines:

  • Reducing the environmental impact of aviation, notably through the hybridization of embedded energy sources and the exploration of innovative aircraft architectures and modes of operation.
  • Understanding society’s needs in terms of mobility. Formalizing and modelling these needs will help us design the types of operations and aircraft that can meet these needs.
  • Certification of these new architectures using the new regulatory approach developed by the air safety authorities for category CS-23 airplanes. This notably encourages including innovations in airplanes while ensuring the highest level of safety required in aviation.

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Contact :
Mary Bonneaud Lagarde
Responsable du Développement du Mécénat
mary.bonneaud-lagarde @
+33 5 61 33 80 49

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