Europe heralds new aerospace research era

Europe aerospace research chiefs within ACARE have put the finishing touches to the new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) at their recent General Assembly at the Farnborough Air Show.

The SRIA will guide the future direction of public and private research towards the achievement of the ‘Flightpath 2050’ Vision. The full document will be published during the ILA Airshow in Berlin in September.

Welcoming the adoption of the SRIA, Tom Enders, Chair of ACARE and President and CEO of EADS said: “Aviation in Europe creates economic growth, wealth, and highly skilled jobs. Worldwide air passenger traffic is forecast to grow by 4 to 5% per annum. This growth represents an economic opportunity for European businesses but needs to be met whilst minimizing its impact on the environment.

“Europe must make substantial and sustained investment not only in the technologies of today and tomorrow, but also in the development of innovative travel services. This investment will start with Research and Development set out in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).”

 

 

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