Commission responds to Clean Sky evaluation
The European Commission has issued its response to the first Clean Sky JTI interim evaluation, which also served as input for the Commission Communication on Partnering in Research and Innovation that was adopted on 21 September 2011.
The Clean Sky JTI is focused on demonstrating innovative, environmentally-friendly technologies in all segments of civil air transport. It currently supports over 50 project on large commercial aircraft, regional aircraft, helicopters, and technologies such as engines, systems and materials’ life cycle.
Assessments of JTIs like Clean Sky are a regulatory requirement. The first evaluation of Clean Sky [207 KB] was held in 2010. The evaluation panel assessed Clean Sky as "an ambitious European initiative with the potential to become a new model of a public-private-partnership." It concluded that the Clean Sky initiative should be continued with special attention towards adhering to the main objectives and the work plans. It also issued a number of recommendations to the different bodies involved with Clean Sky, including the European Commission.
The Transport Directorate of DG Research and Innovation has since prepared a response [29 KB] , which also served as input to the Commission Communication on Partnering in Research and Innovation to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions (COM(2011) 572). This Communication was adopted by the Commission on 21 September 2011.
A second assessment of Clean Sky is foreseen by 2013 and a final one after the sunset clause date.