is a key sector in the development and application of advanced technologies
in Europe. The Aeronautics Days, organised by the European
Commission this time in Hamburg, were aimed at reflecting the state
of play in aeronautics and discussing perspectives for the future.
three-day programme included:
sessions, technical presentations and special media activities
on "The 2020 vision for aeronautics" as well as on key
issues such as future-oriented aircraft construction and security,
air traffic management, competitiveness at international level
and protection of the environment.
comprehensive view of the achievements and activities of collaborative
aeronautical Research and Technology Development under the European
Union's Fifth Framework Programme for Research and Technology,
as well as information on further national and international research
activities in Europe. Special initiatives on the support to Small
and Medium-sized Enterprises in Europe (SMEs).
unique forum for researchers, engineers, managers, government
officials and journalists from all over Europe to discuss the
future roadmap for aeronautics at European level in line with
the concept of the European Research Area.
opportunities with key EU and national government representatives,
as well as personalities from the res earch and industry sector.
exhibition on advanced research and technology projects in European
of aeronautics key activities in the Hamburg area
(four optional excursions to Airbus, Lufthansa Technics and the