Dr. Stavros Sidiropoulos is the Founder and CEO of Vianair Inc. Dr. Sidiropoulos is an expert in mathematical optimization for terminal airspace design, transport systems and engineering. He has been collaborating with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) since 2015 for his academic research and since 2017 for his work with Vianair. During this time, he has led a number of high impact aviation related projects. In 2018, he led a PANS-OPS evaluation study for two approach procedures in Tokyo Haneda airport for Delta Air Lines. In the period between 2018 and 2020, he led three airport noise mitigation studies for the Cities of Seatac, WA, Laguna Beach, WA and Arlington and Montgomery Counties, VA, where the Vianair team developed and evaluated novel SIDs, STARs, and IAPs to increase operational efficiency and mitigate noise impact in the aforementioned areas.
In 2015, Dr. Sidiropoulos led a high-level pilot fatigue study carried out by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Transport Risk Management Centre on behalf of the European airline carrier, EasyJet. In this study under his direction, the group assessed a number of human factor elements associated with pilots’ performance in relation to different pilot rosters for the airline’s operations. The results were of critical importance to the EasyJet’s operational efficiency in terms of better organizing their pilot roster, while accounting for safety of operations.
Also in 2015, Dr. Sidiropoulos led a consultation study for the European Commission FLITE project. For this he conducted a complex, novel future air traffic demand analysis for the European network following the Flightpath 2050 program directions, within the EU funded FLITE project. His novel contributions and conclusions for this study had significant impacts on the field wherein the FLITE project was part of the SESAR WP-E package.
Dr. Sidiropoulos has published his research in the top tier transportation journals including Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies and Transportation Research Part B: Methodological. He has also invented, prepared and filed two United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patents describing the core Vianair technologies. He has conducted peer reviews for numerous prestigious journals and publications in the field including the Journal of Air Transport Management, the International Journal of Management Science Omega, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies and Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Record Journal and MDPI Aerospace Journal. He was also invited to present his research for two consecutive years at the annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference in 2015 and 2016, Transportation Research Board 2015, 2017 and the Annual N.O.I.S.E. Policy Summit and Community Involvement Workshop 2018.
Dr. Sidiropoulos has received several industry and academic awards for his research, among which, a National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award, a Lloyd’s Register Foundation Research grant, the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Best PhD award and the Santander mobility award for his research collaboration with the PANYNJ.
Dr. Sidiropoulos holds a PhD in Air Transportation, Imperial College London (2017), an MS. in Transport and Business Management, Imperial College London – University College London (2011) and an MS., BS. in Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2010).