Jenny Kavanagh
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Jenny Kavanagh
Chief Strategy Officer

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS)

United Kingdom

Jenny Kavanagh is the Chief Strategy Officer at Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS), a CAA-approved UK SME seeking to develop the world’s first zero emissions, regulatory-certified, commercial passenger aircraft by converting a 9-seat Britten Norman Islander to hydrogen fuel cell propulsion (Project Fresson). The company’s ultimate ambition is to design & manufacture new zero emissions regional aircraft.

Jenny has been a Chartered Engineer for 20 years. She is also a Project Management Professional with the PMI, having lead product development projects in aerospace for the past 16 years. A mother of two, she is passionate about the aviation industry’s ambition to decarbonise and to help create a cleaner world for future generations.

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  • SAFs – are they a stop gap to hydrogen and electric and not the sustainable answer?
  • Can aviation meet net-zero ambitions through the use of SAFs?
  • How to bring down costs to build demand - e.g. Carbon credits
  • Carrot or stick – what’s the most effective way to scale up production? What role will other fuels play?
  • How much is the SAF dial moving?
  • Is the 2% blending mandate at the EU level achievable by 2025? 5% by 2030?
  • Are we going to see uneven SAF availability conditioned by airport infrastructure in the early years: higher use in major airports but lower use in smaller airports?
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Jenny Kavanagh
Chief Strategy Officer, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS)
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