Kinan Zayat currently works as a research assistant at University College London analysing aircraft operating cost and performance as part of the SAECA project. His thesis at City University London focused on evaluating the environmental impact caused by extra-atmospheric intercontinental travel. He recently graduated with an MSc in Aerospace Vehicle Design from Cranfield University. Prior to Cranfield, Kinan worked as a service engineer, providing support for pharmaceutical lab equipment. He has also helped setting up a young cheese factory in Huddersfield where he was involved in the company’s operations and market analysis.