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Introduction

Onward and upward

Safety, profitability, sustainability: these are the three priorities of the aeronautics industry – and of the research which is shaping the growth of a sector rich in economic potential. Meanwhile space – where the applications are still of a relatively recent generation – has definite development potential for the information society and environmental monitoring, as well as being a powerful strategic tool for political security. In all these areas, research is continuing apace.

Striving for excellence

Aeronautics and space are two exemplary sectors in which Europe has demonstrated its originality, scientific and technological competence and economic efficiency. Airbus (50% of aircraft orders worldwide) and Ariane (50% of the satellite launching market) are proof of this fact. These success stories are the result of continuous private

  • and public-sector investment
  • and the constant coordination which must accompany it. It is this latter mission which the European Union has identified as a priority for its Sixth Framework Programme.

Objectives

  • To strengthen, by integrating its research efforts, the scientific and technological bases which underpin the competitiveness of the European aeronautics and space industry.

Support for Research

Aeronautics

The Community's action will concentrate on three major areas :

  • Increased competitiveness of the European industry in terms of the production of civil aircraft, engines and equipment;
  • Reduced environmental impact of aviation (fuel consumption, emissions of CO2 , NO X and other chemical pollutants, noise pollution);
  • Increased capacity and safety of the air transport system, in support of a 'Single European Sky' (air traffic control and management systems);

Space

The Community's activities will encourage close co-operation with the European Space Agency (ESA), other national space agencies and industrial research centres to strengthen the coherence of the very major investments necessary. Three areas have been identified:

  • Research on satellite-based information systems and services relevant to the Galileo satellite navigation project;
  • The design and development of satellite applications for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) platform, taking into account the needs of users;
  • Advanced research needed to integrate the space segment and the earth segment in the field of communications.

Budget

€ 1 075 million

Untitled Document

Introduction

Onward and upward

Safety, profitability, sustainability: these are the three priorities of the aeronautics industry – and of the research which is shaping the growth of a sector rich in economic potential. Meanwhile space – where the applications are still of a relatively recent generation – has definite development potential for the information society and environmental monitoring, as well as being a powerful strategic tool for political security. In all these areas, research is continuing apace.

Striving for excellence

Aeronautics and space are two exemplary sectors in which Europe has demonstrated its originality, scientific and technological competence and economic efficiency. Airbus (50% of aircraft orders worldwide) and Ariane (50% of the satellite launching market) are proof of this fact. These success stories are the result of continuous private

  • and public-sector investment
  • and the constant coordination which must accompany it. It is this latter mission which the European Union has identified as a priority for its Sixth Framework Programme.

Objectives

  • To strengthen, by integrating its research efforts, the scientific and technological bases which underpin the competitiveness of the European aeronautics and space industry.

Support for Research

Aeronautics

The Community's action will concentrate on three major areas :

  • Increased competitiveness of the European industry in terms of the production of civil aircraft, engines and equipment;
  • Reduced environmental impact of aviation (fuel consumption, emissions of CO2 , NO X and other chemical pollutants, noise pollution);
  • Increased capacity and safety of the air transport system, in support of a 'Single European Sky' (air traffic control and management systems);

Space

The Community's activities will encourage close co-operation with the European Space Agency (ESA), other national space agencies and industrial research centres to strengthen the coherence of the very major investments necessary. Three areas have been identified:

  • Research on satellite-based information systems and services relevant to the Galileo satellite navigation project;
  • The design and development of satellite applications for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) platform, taking into account the needs of users;
  • Advanced research needed to integrate the space segment and the earth segment in the field of communications.

Budget

€ 1 075 million

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